Alcorn State at Mississippi State

Mississippi St beats Alcorn St 51-7

AP Sports Writer

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Dak Prescott threw for 174 yards and two touchdowns in his first career start and Mississippi State breezed past Alcorn State 51-7 on Saturday afternoon.

Mississippi State (1-1) didn't use several regular starters, including quarterback Tyler Russell, who suffered a concussion in the Bulldogs' season-opening loss to Oklahoma State.

It didn't matter. The Bulldogs led 21-0 by early in the second quarter and 37-0 by halftime. It was the most points in the first half for the program since 1996.

Mississippi State's Ashton Shumpert rushed for 98 yards and two touchdowns. Nick Griffin added 54 yards on the ground and a touchdown.

Alcorn State (1-1), which plays in the Football Championship Subdivision, managed just two first downs in the first three quarters. The Braves scored their only touchdown early in the fourth quarter on a 25-yard pass from John Gibbs Jr. to Tollete George.

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Scoring Summary
MISSSTDak Prescott 11 yd run (Devon Bell kick)
MISSSTDerrick Milton 3 yd run (Devon Bell kick)
MISSSTDerrick Milton 14 yd pass from Dak Prescott (Devon Bell kick)
MISSSTAshton Shumpert 1 yd run (Devon Bell kick)
MISSSTJameon Lewis 31 yd pass from Dak Prescott (missed kick)
MISSSTDevon Bell 26 yd FG
MISSSTAshton Shumpert 1 yd run (Evan Sobiesk kick)
ALCSTTollette George 25 yd pass from John Gibbs (Haiden McCraney kick)
MISSSTNick Griffin 10 yd run (Evan Sobiesk kick)
Team Stats
First Downs630
Third Down Efficiency2-145-13
Fourth Down Efficiency0-12-6
Plays-Net Yards50-16387-556
Passing Yds135279
Kick Return Yds9795
Punt Return Yds0-5
Time of Poss.21:738:53
Individual Stats
ALCST: Arnold Walker 10-23, Joe Price 3-5, Zerick Rollins 2-5, Tollette George 1-5, Haiden McCraney 1-2, Anthony Williams III 4-1, John Gibbs 4--13
MISSST: Ashton Shumpert 22-98, Nick Griffin 13-53, Jameon Lewis 1-44, Brandon Holloway 4-28, Damian Williams 5-25, Dak Prescott 4-20, Josh Robinson 3-6, Derrick Milton 2-3
ALCST: John Gibbs 11-25-135-1
MISSST: Dak Prescott 12-19-174-0, Damian Williams 8-13-105-1, Devon Bell 0-1-0-0
ALCST: Tollette George 4-80, Billy Shed 2-6, Arnold Walker 1-34, Tavoris Doss 1-8, Jaborian McKenzie 1-4, Zerick Rollins 1-3, Jarvis Turner 1-0
MISSST: Fred Ross 3-46, Jameon Lewis 2-35, De'Runnya Wilson 2-31, Fred Brown 2-27, Brandon Holloway 2-25, Robert Johnson 2-24, Malcolm Johnson 1-24, Nick Griffin 1-18, Joe Morrow 1-15, Derrick Milton 1-14, Ashton Shumpert 1-14, Jeremey Chappelle 1-6, Josh Robinson 1-0

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