Mississippi State Versus Missouri Report Card

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Nov 5, 2015; Columbia, MO, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs wide receiver De

Offense’s Grade

Grade: B+

The running game still struggled, and despite his ineffectiveness all year, Ashton Shumpert returned from a back injury and was given more carries than any other back last night. And the results were basically the same. Shumpert had 8 carries for 15 yards. Aeris Williams played well in limited time, accumulating 46 yards on 6 carries. The Bulldogs ended up 127 yards rushing on 36 carries.

Despite the continued struggles of the running game the offense played a really solid game, especially in the third quarter when the rain finally stopped. Dak Prescott, Fred Ross, and De’Runnya Wilson all had stellar nights. Prescott completed 27 of 41 pass attempts for 303 yards and 4 touchdowns. Two of those touchdown passes went to Wilson who had 4 receptions for 102 yards. And Fred Ross continues to be Prescott’s safety valve. Ross had 11 receptions last night for 115 yards and a touchdown.

In all, the offense racked up 430 yards of offense against a Missouri team only giving up 297 yards a game on the season, which is good for 9th in the country. The 31 points scored by the Bulldogs was the most the Tigers had given up all season. The previous best any team had done on the Tigers defense was 21 points. That’s 20 points better than the Tigers’ give up on average each game, which is also good for second in the country.

The Bulldogs didn’t set off the same type of offensive fireworks they had the previous three games. But considering what Missouri’s defense is capable of, you have to like what you saw from this side of the ball.

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