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Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium

Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium

It’s a nasty evening weather-wise here in Columbia. I’m soaked from my walk to the stadium so hopefully I might dry off before kickoff, which is on ESPN tonight. I sure hope this game kicks off on time. Deadline will be hard enough to meet with an 8 p.m. kickoff so definitely do not need any delays. Both Mississippi State and Missouri have arrived at the stadium and have walked the field.

I’ll be here for the duration so stay tuned for updates…

I am told that Gabe Myles did make the trip to Missouri.

Dontavian Lee and Malik Dear are injured and did not make the trip to Missouri.

Gus Walley has been cleared to play tonight as well.

Elgton Jenkins made the trip to Columbia but will not play tonight. Jocquell Johnson will be Rufus Warren’s backup at left tackle.

Missouri is wearing black helmets with grey facemask and grey uniforms.

Missouri DT Rickey Hatley is out with a sprained right knee.

MSU will wear all white – white helmets, white facemasks, white jerseys and white pants.

MSU won the toss and deferred until the second half.

Drew Lock completes a 6-yard pass to Sean Culkin on the first play from scrimmage.

Richie Brown with a sack.

Three-and-out for Mizzou on the opening drive.

MSU’s first play is an 11-yard completion from Dak Prescott to Fred Ross.

Prescott with a 36-yard touchdown pass to Ross on the opening drive. Westin Graves PAT, 7-0 13:01 MSU

Torrey Dale tips a Drew Lock pass at the line of scrimmage and Gerri Green picks it off near midfield.

Ashton Shumpert gets a carry.

Beniquez Brown and J.T. Gray combine on a sack.

Brandon Holloway is stripped by Kentrell Brothers and is recovered by Terry Beckner Jr. near midfield.

Andrew Baggett with a 31-yard field goal, 7-3 MSU 2:00 1st

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer is here.

END 1ST QUARTER: MISSISSIPPI STATE 7, MISSOURI 3

Facing 4th-and-3 from the UM 30 yard line, Prescott avoids a sack and scrambles but fumbles. It was forced by Donavin Newsom and recovered by Thomas Wilson.

Chris Jones missed his second sack but A.J. Jefferson cleans it up.

It’s really coming down out there.

Logan Cooke’s punt is blocked by Brothers. It’s recovered at the 25-yard line by Brandon Lee.

Baggett 35-yard field goal, 7-6 MSU 7:05 2nd.

Holloway bobbles the kickoff but ends up returning it 69-yards. Prescott then finds De’Runnya Wilson for a 28-yard touchdown. Graves PAT, 14-6 6:03 2nd

Russell Hansbrough ends Missouri’s month-long no touchdown streak with a 14-yard run. Baggett PAT, 14-13 MSU 1:50 2nd

Rufus Warren down and has to be helped off the field. Justin Malone moves over to left tackle, Devon Desper to left guard, Deion Calhoun in at right guard.

HALFTIME: MISSISSIPPI STATE 14, MISSOURI 13

1st down: MSU 10, MIZ 8

Rushing yards: MSU 37, MIZ 110

Passing yards: MSU 158, MIZ 51

Total yards: MSU 195, MIZ 161

Turnovers: MSU 2, MIZ 1

Penalities: MSU 0-0, MIZ 2-15

Possession: MSU 12:13, MIZ 17:47

Individual leaders:

Rushing: MSU- Dak Prescott 7-26; MIZ – Russell Hansbrough 13-58-TD

Passing: MSU- Dak Prescott 14-22-158-2-0; MIZ – Drew Lock 6-13-51-0-1

Receiving: MSU – Fred Ross 7-73-TD; MIZ – Tyler Hunt 1-35

Tackles: MSU – Beniquez Brown 6; MIZ – Kentrell Brothers 7

Prescott 5-yard touchdown pass to Wilson. Graves PAT, 21-13 MSU 12:20 3rd

Kivon Coman intercepts Lock for his first career pickoff.

Prescott is popped and leaves the game. Nick Fitzgerald in at quarterback.

Prescott returns after one play.

Graves 36-yard field goal, 24-13 MSU 10:01 3rd

Chris Jones with a sack.

Prescott with an 8-yard touchdown pass to Fred Brown. Graves PAT, 31-13 MSU 3:26 3rd

END 3RD QUARTER: MISSISSIPPI STATE 31, MISSOURI 13

Prescott throws a touchdown to Shumpert but it’s called back on a holding call on Darrion Hutcherson.

Graves 49-yard field goal is short.

Taveze Calhoun has to leave the game with an injury.

Calhoun returns.

FINAL: NO. 24 MISSISSIPPI STATE 31, MISSOURI 13

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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