Mississippi State Runs Past Southern Miss For 38-15 Win
By: Tony Thomas
September 8, 2019
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles came into Saturday’s game at Mississippi State not allowing an opponent to rush for 100 yards since the 2017 season.
That streak came to an end as RB Kylin Hill rushed for 123 yards and a TD, and 2 other Bulldog running backs scored rushing touchdowns as the Bulldogs beat the Golden Eagles 38-15.
Bulldogs QB Tommy Stevens was 9 of 10 passing for 105 yards and 2 TD’s and no interceptions, but he left the game late in the first half with an injury and did not return.
The Mississippi State defense put pressure on Southern Miss all day, recording 2 sacks, forcing 3 turnovers, and recording 5 tackles for loss on the day. Southern Miss was held scoreless during the first half.
Southern Miss QB Jack Abraham threw for 234 yards and 2 TD’s, with 2 INT’s. WR Jaylond Adams scored on a diving 28 yards TD pass, and WR Jordan Mitchell caught a 65-yard TD pass.
The Golden Eagles running game was essentially non-existent for the second straight week. There were some signs of life with RB Kevin Perkins averaging 10 yards per carry, but the Golden Eagles rushed for just 110 yards and no touchdowns.
The Southern Miss defense made big plays at times, recording 3 sacks and 6 tackles for loss.
There is good news for the Golden Eagles. They get back WR Quez Watkins for next week’s game at Troy. Watkins had served a 2 game suspension.
The Troy Trojans are 1-0 on the season after beating Campbell 43-14 on August 31. The Trojans gained 527 yards in total offense and scored 5 TD’s, while their defense recorded 5 sacks and 8 tackles for loss. The Trojans allowed Campbell only 143 yards of total offense, 50 yards rushing and 93 yards passing.
The Golden Eagles are a one-dimensional team. They need to find a consistent running game and maybe Perkins is the answer. WR’s Adams, Mitchell, and Tim Jones need to continue making big plays. Watkins will have to shake off the rust of a 2 game suspension quickly. There is a lot of football left to be played.
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