Bowling Green at Mississippi State

Mississippi State holds off Bowling Green, 21-20

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Dak Prescott rushed for 139 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead Mississippi State to a 21-20 win over Bowling Green in a non-conference game Saturday night.

Bowling Green (5-2) had the ball with four minutes on the clock at the end of the game, but couldn't get inside field goal range.

Mississippi State (3-3) had 422 yards of offense, 245 on the ground.

LaDarius Perkins rushed for 83 yards and one touchdown. Perkins, Joe Morrow and Jameon Lewis each caught four passes.

Prescott was also 7-of-11 passing for 75 yards and one interception.

Prescott, a sophomore, shared time under center with veteran Tyler Russell. Russell finished 12-of-14 for 102 yards.

Bowling Green quarterback Matt Johnson was 19-of-33 for 194 yards. Travis Green rushed for 99 yards and Ryan Burbrink caught four passes for a game-high 66 yards.

Bowling Green's BooBoo Gates was ejected in the second quarter for targeting.

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Scoring Summary
MISSSTLaDarius Perkins 1 yd run (Devon Bell kick)
BGREENTyler Tate 35 yd FG
MISSSTDak Prescott 75 yd run (Devon Bell kick)
BGREENAndre Givens 7 yd run (Tyler Tate kick)
MISSSTDak Prescott 10 yd run (Devon Bell kick)
BGREENTyler Tate 45 yd FG
BGREENMatt Johnson 2 yd run (Tyler Tate kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2123
Third Down Efficiency4-114-11
Fourth Down Efficiency0-21-3
Plays-Net Yards63-38466-422
Passing Yds224177
Kick Return Yds3146
Punt Return Yds01
Time of Poss.27:4632:14
Individual Stats
BGREEN: Travis Greene 15-99, Matt Johnson 6-29, Andre Givens 4-24, Jordan Hopgood 3-10, Team 1--2
MISSST: Dak Prescott 15-139, LaDarius Perkins 16-83, Jameon Lewis 5-15, Josh Robinson 2-5, Tyler Russell 3-3
BGREEN: Matt Johnson 20-34-224-0
MISSST: Tyler Russell 12-14-102-0, Dak Prescott 7-11-75-1
BGREEN: Jared Cohen 5-51, Ryan Burbrink 4-66, Shaun Joplin 4-40, Tyler Beck 2-33, Travis Greene 2--1, Ronnie Moore 1-15, Alex Bayer 1-5, Jordan Hopgood 1-2, Dominic Flewellyn 0-13
MISSST: Joe Morrow 4-57, Jameon Lewis 4-34, LaDarius Perkins 4-21, Robert Johnson 2-16, Fred Ross 1-17, Josh Robinson 1-16, De'Runnya Wilson 1-6, Malcolm Johnson 1-5, Brandon Holloway 1-5
Bowling Green3rd Mid American East3-54-8
Mississippi State5th SEC West3-56-7

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