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Gamethread: Mizzou vs Mississippi St

The Tigers look to bounce back after a loss and polish off a winning season with a victory in Starkville

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13:26 Brad Cumbest caught a 10 yd pass to begin the final quarter, giving the Bulldogs a 41-18 lead

  • Desperate to put points on the board, the Tigers attempted a 4th and 7 only to turn the ball over on downs, not even past midfield
  • A face mask penalty on Markell Utsey put the Bulldogs on the Tiger’s 23 yd line
  • Shawn Robinson (the ex-quarterback) nearly had a pick for Missouri

11:13 Mississippi State extended their lead with a field goal (44-18)

  • The Tigers converted a 4th and 2 to keep their drive alive

8:40 Larry Rountree III notched his second touchdown of night and Missouri trailed by 19 following an extra point

  • Missouri attempted an onside kick but Mississippi State recovered
  • Shawn Robinson picked up a tackle on third down and the Bulldogs punted

5:28 Bazelak’s nightmare night continued, throwing a pick-six

  • The Bulldogs would get the ball back and Shawn Robinson recorded an interception on a great hustle play

2:34 Niko Hea caught a 24 yd touchdown to cut the lead back to 19

  • Following another onside kick recovery, the Bulldogs were able to run out the clock


  • Mississippi State began the second half with the ball
  • The Bulldogs were aided by two Tiger defensive penalties (holding and pass interference) as well as a targeting ejection on Jaylon Carlies

10:07 The Bulldogs extended their lead to 24 following a 1 yd touchdown run by Jo’Quavious Marks

  • Missouri’s offensive struggles continued into the second half. Missouri punted following a three and out

8:19 Missouri forced Mississippi State’s quarterback to fumble and the Tigers recovered.

  • The Tigers were bailed out by a Bulldog offside penalty on a 4th and 1

6:18 Keke Chism caught a touchdown and a 2-point conversion to cut Mississippi State’s lead to 16 points.

  • The Bulldogs remained hot offensively following the Tiger touchdown, quickly driving into the red zone

3:02 Joshua Bledsoe cuts underneath a receiver’s route in the end zone and picks the ball off.

  • With only a few minutes to go in the third, the Tigers had gained momentum only to give the ball right back to Mississippi State

1:52 Connor Bazelak threw his second interception of the day

  • The 3rd quarter came to and end with the Bulldogs on the move, looking to put the nail in the coffin

AT THE HALF: The Tigers trail 10-27. Missouri’s pass defense looked utterly confused and the Bulldogs were able to throw for 198 yds through the first two quarters, while only running the ball for 46 yds. Their 17-point lead is in large part thanks to a muffed punt recovered in the end zone. Offensively, Missouri hasn’t been consistent. The Tigers failed to convert a fourth and short, and also turned the ball over via interception. Larry Rountree III has been the brightest spot for Missouri with 90 yds and a touchdown.


14:55 The Tigers turned the ball over on downs. Bazelak’s pass play was batted down

  • Mississippi State began their next drive with three plays for three first downs

12:20 Mississippi State converted a 40 yd field goal and led 17-7

10:00 Pass interference on Mississippi State moved Missouri into field goal range

  • Missouri squandered its chance for a touchdown with a triple option play that went for a big loss
  • 6:47 Harrison Mevis cut the Bulldog’s lead to just 7 following a successful field goal
  • The Bulldogs responded by driving down the field through the air
  • 2:49 Osirus Mitchell catches a 7 yd touchdown pass
  • With less than 3 minutes in the half, Connor Bazelak was in the midst of an efficient looking drive, but threw an interception
  • The Bulldogs quickly moved down field thanks to two consecutive pass plays that went for a combined 43 yds
  • 0:06 Mississippi State converted a 43 yd field goal to close the half


  • Mississippi State senior Erroll Thompson was ejected on the second play of the game for targeting

10:07 Tigers went 75 yards in 10 plays: Larry Rountree III punched in the afternoon’s first touchdown (18 yds)

8:52 Missouri forced a punt of their first defensive series but Cade Musser muffed the ball for Missouri and Mississippi State recovered in the end zone for a touchdown.

  • Missouri began their next drive with a bad snap and lost 16 yards, punted two plays later
  • Mississippi State drove down the field with ease, following

3:34 Jaden Walley catches a 7 yds touchdown pass

  • Mississippi State led 14-7
  • The first quarter ended mid-drive for Missouri.
  • The Tigers faced a 4th and 1


TIME: 2:30 am CT

DATE: Saturday, December 19, 2020

LOCATION: Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, MS

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