Scores

Final

Mississippi St 28

(4-4, 1-4 SEC)

Kentucky 16

(3-5, 0-4 SEC)

Coverage: GamePlan

7:00 PM ET, October 29, 2011

Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington, KY

1 2 3 4 T
MSST 14 7 7 028
UK 3 3 3 716

Top Performers

Passing: T. Russell (MSST) - 172 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: V. Ballard (MSST) - 18 CAR, 90 YDS

Receiving: M. Roark (UK) - 13 REC, 116 YDS

Tyler Russell, Chris Relf power Miss. St. past Kentucky

Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Mississippi State quarterbacks Tyler Russell and Chris Relf combined for 264 yards and each passed for a touchdown, and Relf ran for two touchdowns in the Bulldogs' 28-16 win over Kentucky on Saturday night.

Russell earned his second start of the season, and the two alternated drives in the first quarter. As the game went on, Russell took most of the snaps and Relf was brought in for running situations.

The Bulldogs (4-4, 1-4 Southeastern Conference) committed three turnovers, two of which were fumbles that Kentucky recovered inside the Mississippi State 25-yard line. But the Wildcats were held to field goals on both drives.

Kentucky (3-5, 0-4) quarterback Morgan Newton suffered a right ankle sprain in the first quarter and did not return. Freshman Maxwell Smith replaced him and finished 26 of 33 for 174 yards.

Running back Vick Ballard had 87 yards for the Bulldogs.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MSST
UK
1st Downs2118
Total Yards398307
Passing264189
Rushing134118
Penalties3-245-45
3rd Down Conversions4-89-19
4th Down Conversions1-12-3
Turnovers30
Possession23:0037:00

Passing Leaders

Mississippi StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Russell9/1217214.310
KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smith26/331745.300

Rushing Leaders

Mississippi StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ballard18905.0021
Perkins4276.8013
KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams15644.3010
George15412.716

Receiving Leaders

Mississippi StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Green26633.0050
Carr24321.5040
KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Roark131168.9023
Adams2157.5011

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMSSTUK
FG07:49Craig McIntosh 32 Yd 03
TD05:36Ricco Sanders 15 Yd Pass From Chris Relf (Derek Depasquale Kick) 73
TD00:00Chris Relf 3 Yd Run (Derek Depasquale Kick) 143
SECOND QUARTERMSSTUK
FG08:32Craig McIntosh 22 Yd 146
TD07:02Chris Relf 12 Yd Run (Derek Depasquale Kick) 216
THIRD QUARTERMSSTUK
FG08:13Craig McIntosh 35 Yd 219
TD04:34Malcolm Johnson 13 Yd Pass From Tyler Russell (Derek Depasquale Kick) 289
FOURTH QUARTERMSSTUK
TD13:50Jonathan George 4 Yd Run (Craig Mcintosh Kick) 2816