STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Vick Ballard rushed for 119 yards and
three touchdowns, leading Mississippi State to a 49-16 victory over
Alcorn State on Saturday.
Mississippi State (3-2) dominated from the start, opening with
an eight-play touchdown drive. The Bulldogs led 35-16 at halftime.
Alcorn State (3-1) scored all 16 of its points in the second
quarter. The Braves moved the ball efficiently with 330 total yards
and 16 first downs, but were 5-for-15 on third-down conversions and
struggled deep in Mississippi State territory.
The Bulldogs racked up 566 yards of total offense, plus another
153 yards and a touchdown on three Leon Berry kickoff returns. Chad
Bumphis made nine catches for 133 yards and two touchdowns.
Alcorn State quarterback Brandon Bridge completed 13 of 24
passes and rushed for 103 yards. He threw for one touchdown and
rushed for another.
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