MSU erased an early 1-0 defecit by scoring two runs in the second and third innings. The Bulldogs then sprinted to an 11-1 advantage with four runs in the fifth inning and three runs in the sixth inning.
Josh Johnson (1-0) pitched five innings to pick up the win. Johnson allowed three hits and one run, while striking out three and walking two. John Lalor threw two innings and was touched up for a three-run seventh inning by Troy. Ricky Bowen completed the contest with two innings of scoreless relief.