MSU-Troy State Game Notes

Mississippi State - Troy State football game notes.

  • The attendance of 49,546 was the largest homecoming crowd in MSU history.
  • MSU's six pass interceptions tied the school record for the most ever, matching the Bulldogs' six pickoffs vs. Arkansas in 1939.
  • With his three interceptions in the game, freshman Darren Williams became only the 4th player in MSU history to have three or more pickoffs in a game. The school record is 4, held by Jack Nix (vs. Arkansas in 1939.)
  • Freshman Darren Williams had 44 return yards after the 3 interceptions. Williams also had 3 tackles and 3 pass deflections to go along with his 3 interceptions.
  • TE Donald Lee's four receptions in the game were a career high.
  • CB Kevin Dockery and TE Aaron Lumpkin made their first career starts in the game.
  • Troy State's six interceptions thrown in the game was a TSU school record.
  • Mario Haggan led all players, TSU and MSU, with 10 tackles (6 solos). Freshman cornerback Kevin Dockery, in his first career start, had 7 tackles (3 solos) while junior defensive end Kamau Jackson had 8 (2 solos).
  • The MSU defense recorded 5 of its 6 interceptions in the 2nd half. TSU had 7 drives in the second half. One ended in a punt, one a touchdown on a 3-play, 12 yard drive after a fumble and the other five ended in interceptions.
  • Robert Wallis, starting in place of regular punter Jared Cook, punted the ball 6 times for a 46.5 average.
  • MSU took advantage of the 6 interceptions to the tune of just 3 points. TSU did a little better, scoring a touchdown on a 3 play, 12-yard drive.
  • MSU dominated the battle of the clock in the second half with a time of possession of 21:24 compared to 8:36 for TSU.
  • After recording 2 penalties against South Carolina, MSU recorded 6 against TSU.
  • Kevin Fant, after being sacked 5 times by TSU, has been sacked 14 times this season.
  • The 111 yards by Fred Reid is the first 100 or more yard game by a Bulldog running back this season.

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