Dak attack leads MSU to win - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

Dak attack leads MSU to win

STARKVILLE, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

(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.

Mississippi State was obviously much more talented than the Braves, but the steady stream of offense was still encouraging for the Bulldogs after an ugly 21-3 loss to Oklahoma State last weekend.

The 6-foot-2, 230-pound Prescott showed his poise early in the first quarter by converting two straight passes on 4th and 9 for a first down.

The first was an 18-yard strike to Joe Morrow, but it was disallowed after officials ruled Alcorn State had called timeout. A sold out Davis Wade Stadium groaned, but Prescott came right back and hit Malcolm Johnson for a 23-yard gain.

Two plays later, Prescott burst through the line for an 11-yard touchdown run and a 7-0 lead. The rout was just beginning.

Mississippi State outgained Alcorn State 308-30 in total yards on the way to the huge halftime lead. Prescott completed 12 of 19 passes while also rushing for 20 yards and a touchdown. He didn't play in the second half.

The second half started just as lopsided. Brandon Holloway ran the kickoff back 95 yards to Alcorn's 1-yard line, and Mississippi State scored two plays later for a 44-0 lead with 13:57 left in the third quarter.

Alcorn State's George finished with four catches for 80 yards and the Braves' only touchdown. Gibbs was 11 of 25 passing for 135 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

  • KLTV SportsLocal SportsMore>>

  • NFL Draft 2017

    NFL Draft 2017

  • Player Spotlight: Whitehouse Wildcat Cameron Cantrell

    Player Spotlight: Whitehouse Wildcat Cameron Cantrell

    Sunday, September 24 2017 11:46 PM EDT2017-09-25 03:46:23 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff

    On Friday night,  Whitehouse wildcat Cameron Cantrell racked up 4 touchdowns and 194 receiving yards.  The Texas Tech commit was quarterback Jake Clemons' one and only target in the end-zone. .  Whitehouse beat Sulphur Springs 28-6.   Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    On Friday night,  Whitehouse wildcat Cameron Cantrell racked up 4 touchdowns and 194 receiving yards.  The Texas Tech commit was quarterback Jake Clemons' one and only target in the end-zone. .  Whitehouse beat Sulphur Springs 28-6.   Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved.

    More >>
  • ‘Jacks Improve to 2-0 in Southland with 20-10 Road Win over Abilene Christian

    ‘Jacks Improve to 2-0 in Southland with 20-10 Road Win over Abilene Christian

    Sunday, September 24 2017 11:14 PM EDT2017-09-25 03:14:36 GMT
    SFA AthleticsSFA Athletics
    SFA Athletics Release  The Stephen F. Austin football team sits at 2-0 in Southland Conference play after an impressive 20-10 road victory over Abilene Christian Saturday night inside the brand new Wildcat Stadium. The win is the Lumberjacks’ (2-2, 2-0 Southland) second consecutive and first road victory of the season. For the first time in 2017 SFA outgained its opponent, racking up 414 total yards of offense compared to 328 by the host Wildcats (1-3, 1-1 Southland). T...More >>
    SFA Athletics Release  The Stephen F. Austin football team sits at 2-0 in Southland Conference play after an impressive 20-10 road victory over Abilene Christian Saturday night inside the brand new Wildcat Stadium. The win is the Lumberjacks’ (2-2, 2-0 Southland) second consecutive and first road victory of the season. For the first time in 2017 SFA outgained its opponent, racking up 414 total yards of offense compared to 328 by the host Wildcats (1-3, 1-1 Southland). T...More >>
Powered by Frankly