Mississippi State holds on for victory
MSU quarterback Dak Prescott (15) celebrates with teammates. (Photo courtesy of Lee Adams)
It wasn't the night Mississippi Stat fans expected for homecoming, but at least it was a win.
The Bulldogs struggled for most of the second half, but held on to beat Bowling Green 21-20 Saturday night at Davis Wade Stadium.
"That's a good win for us," MSU head coach Dan Mullen said. "A win's a win. We'll take it. That's a very good football team. We knew that coming in though."
Most of the student section left at halftime as the Bulldogs (3-3) were shut out and stumbled to just 129 yards of total offense in the third and fourth quarters.
"We got a lot of penalties and we had a lot of missed blocks," Mullen said.Â
The Falcons (5-2) scored seven points and had 196 yards of total offense in the second half.Â
MSU finished the game with 422 yards of total offense â€“ 245 rushing and 177 passing. The Bulldog defense held the Falcons to 384 yards of total offense â€“ 160 on the ground and 224 through the air.Â
Leading by one point, MSU faced a fourth and three from the Falcon 8-yard-line. Instead of kicking the field goal, Mullen decided to go for it.
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