Blog – Final: Mississippi State 51, Alcorn State 7 (with video)

Records: MSU (1-1), ASU (1-1)

Attendance: 55,085

Game time: 3:00

Play of the game: Deontae Skinner’s interception on Alcorn’s first offensive possession. That set up the first Bulldog touchdown and they never looked back.

Big quarter: 1st: The Bulldogs scored 21 points.

Stat of the game: 12: The number of receivers to catch a pass for MSU.

Top Dawg: Ashton Shumpert – The true freshman running back led the team with 22 carries and 98 yards. He also had two touchdowns in his first college game.

MSU stats: First downs: 30, Rushing yards: 277, Passing yards: 279, Total yards: 556

ASU stats: First downs: 6, Rushing yards: 28, Passing yards: 135, Total yards: 163

MSU individual stats: Dak Prescott 12-19, 2 TDs, Ashton Shumpert 22-99, 2 TDs, Fred Ross 3 rec. 46 yards

ASU individual stats: John Gibbs Jr. 11-25, 1 TD, 1 Int., Arnold Walker 10-26

Quote of the game: 

“I always compare him to Marshawn Lynch because that’s the type of runner he is. If you don’t get out of his way, he is going to make you move.” – Jameon Lewis said of Ashton Shumpert running over people

Song to describe game: Free Ride by Edgar Winter Group MSU rolled through Alcorn, basically a Free Ride. See what I did there?

Notes: MSU

Video:

Head coach Dan Mullen

Junior WR Jameon Lewis

Sophomore LB Benardrick McKinney

Sophomore QB Dak Prescott

Freshman RB Ashton Shumpert

Freshman WR De’Runnya Wilson

Freshman DT Chris Jones

What it means: The Bulldogs picked up their first win of the season. MSU got to rest several starters and saw several freshman step up. Shumpert really shined, as well as Chris Jones. The Bulldogs have some confidence going into Auburn.

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