STARKVILLE, MS (AP) - Dak Prescott threw for 211 yards and four touchdowns while also running for 111 yards and a touchdown to lead Mississippi State past Alabama-Birmingham 47-34 on Saturday afternoon.
The Bulldogs (2-0) have won five straight games dating to last season. Josh Robinson rushed for a career-high 124 yards and a touchdown.
UAB (1-1) scored touchdowns on impressive pass plays of 88, 81 and 75 yards, but couldn't stop the Bulldogs often enough to make things close.
The Blazers grabbed a 20-19 lead midway through the second quarter after Ty Long's 46-yard field goal, but Mississippi State scored the next three touchdowns to take control of the game.
UAB's Jeremiah Briscoe threw for 231 yards and two touchdowns. Cody Clements threw for 167 yards, one touchdown and an interception.
The two teams combined for 1,064 total yards - UAB had 548 and Mississippi State 516.