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Mississippi State routs Alcorn State 49-16

Oct 2, 2010 - 8:25 PM 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.

Mississippi State starting quarterback Chris Relf completed 11 of 15 passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns, while freshman backup Tyler Russell was 8-for-14 for 127 yards and an interception.

Alcorn State quarterback Brandon Bridge completed 13 of 24 passes and rushed for 103 yards. He rushed for a 78-yard touchdown and threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Singleton to pull the Braves within eight points at 21-13.

But the Bulldogs' offense and special teams couldn't be stopped.

Berry's 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown late in the second quarter gave the Bulldogs their 35-16 halftime advantage.

Mississippi State tacked on two fourth-quarter touchdowns, one on a 75-yard run by Ballard.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ALCORN ST 0 16 0 0 16
    MISSISSIPPI ST 7 28 0 14 49 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MISSISSIPP - TD, CHAD BUMPHIS 3 YD PASS FROM
    CHRIS RELF (SEAN BRAUCHLE
    KICK), 3:09. MISSISSIPPI ST
    7-0
    2ND QUARTER: MISSISSIPP - TD, VICK BALLARD 17 YD RUN (SEAN
    BRAUCHLE KICK), 2:10.
    MISSI

    Oct 2 3:18 PM


  • NCAAF
    ALCORN ST 16
    MISSISSIPPI ST 49 0:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Oct 2 3:18 PM


  • NCAAF
    ALCORN ST 16
    MISSISSIPPI ST 49 2:40 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Alcorn State 16, Mississippi State 49  4th - 2:40Oct 2 3:12 PM


  • NCAAF
    ALCORN ST 16
    MISSISSIPPI ST 42 13:49 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Alcorn State 16, Mississippi State 42  4th - 13:49Oct 2 2:45 PM


  • NCAAF
    ALCORN ST 16
    MISSISSIPPI ST 35 0:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Oct 2 2:39 PM


  • NCAAF
    ALCORN ST 16
    MISSISSIPPI ST 35 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Oct 2 1:38 PM


  • NCAAF
    ALCORN ST 16
    MISSISSIPPI ST 35 1:22 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Alcorn State 16, Mississippi State 35  2nd - 1:22Oct 2 1:35 PM


  • NCAAF
    ALCORN ST 16
    MISSISSIPPI ST 28 1:35 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Alcorn State 16, Mississippi State 28  2nd - 1:35Oct 2 1:32 PM


  • NCAAF
    ALCORN ST 13
    MISSISSIPPI ST 28 4:21 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Alcorn State 13, Mississippi State 28  2nd - 4:21Oct 2 1:24 PM


  • NCAAF
    ALCORN ST 13
    MISSISSIPPI ST 21 5:40 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Alcorn State 13, Mississippi State 21  2nd - 5:40Oct 2 1:19 PM


  • NCAAF
    ALCORN ST 7
    MISSISSIPPI ST 21 8:43 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Alcorn State 7, Mississippi State 21  2nd - 8:43Oct 2 1:10 PM


  • NCAAF
    ALCORN ST 7
    MISSISSIPPI ST 14 12:25 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Alcorn State 7, Mississippi State 14  2nd - 12:25Oct 2 12:52 PM


  • NCAAF
    ALCORN ST 0
    MISSISSIPPI ST 14 12:50 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Alcorn State 0, Mississippi State 14  2nd - 12:50Oct 2 12:47 PM


  • NCAAF
    ALCORN ST 0
    MISSISSIPPI ST 7 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Oct 2 12:41 PM


  • NCAAF
    ALCORN ST 0
    MISSISSIPPI ST 7 11:54 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Alcorn State 0, Mississippi State 7  1st - 11:54Oct 2 12:14 PM