Mississippi State uses strong defense to earn road win at Auburn - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Mississippi State uses strong defense to earn road win at Auburn

AUBURN, AL (AP) -

Dak Prescott threw two touchdown passes and Mississippi State's defense made four stops in the red zone to help the Bulldogs beat Auburn 17-9 on Saturday night.

The victory gave Mississippi State (3-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) a chance to stay relevant in the league's Western Division while Auburn (2-2, 0-2) continued a freefall that began with a preseason No. 6 ranking by The Associated Press.

Mississippi State got another outstanding performance from Prescott, who completed 29 of 41 passes for 270 yards. The Bulldogs only ran for 56 yards, but with Fred Brown, Fred Ross and De'Runnya Wilson catching Prescott's passes, there was little need for a consistent ground attack.

The Tigers had little trouble moving the ball - they had 313 yards entering the fourth quarter - but missed on four possessions inside the 10, trailing 14-6 on two field goals by Daniel Carlson.

(Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Turkey charges father of NBA's Kanter as terror group member

    Turkey charges father of NBA's Kanter as terror group member

    Monday, June 18 2018 3:30 PM EDT2018-06-18 19:30:33 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 11:57 PM EDT2018-06-22 03:57:31 GMT
    Turkey's official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group." (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, file)Turkey's official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group." (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, file)

    Turkey's official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group."

    More >>

    Turkey's official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group."

    More >>
  • Trotz resigns as coach of Stanley Cup-winning Capitals

    Trotz resigns as coach of Stanley Cup-winning Capitals

    Monday, June 18 2018 3:20 PM EDT2018-06-18 19:20:17 GMT
    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-06-22 02:32:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz arrives with the team at Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Va., Friday, June 8, 2018, the day after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup ...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz arrives with the team at Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Va., Friday, June 8, 2018, the day after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup ...
    Barry Trotz has resigned as coach of the Washington Capitals after leading them to the Stanley Cup.More >>
    Barry Trotz has resigned as coach of the Washington Capitals after leading them to the Stanley Cup.More >>
  • Pierre Thomas celebrates Saints Hall of Fame induction on the Coast

    Pierre Thomas celebrates Saints Hall of Fame induction on the Coast

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:31 PM EDT2018-06-22 02:31:24 GMT
    Current kicker Wil Lutz and Saints Hall of Fame inductees Pierre Thomas, Willie Roaf and Rickey Jackson pose after throwing first pitches at a recent Shuckers game (WLOX Sports)Current kicker Wil Lutz and Saints Hall of Fame inductees Pierre Thomas, Willie Roaf and Rickey Jackson pose after throwing first pitches at a recent Shuckers game (WLOX Sports)
    Current kicker Wil Lutz and Saints Hall of Fame inductees Pierre Thomas, Willie Roaf and Rickey Jackson pose after throwing first pitches at a recent Shuckers game (WLOX Sports)Current kicker Wil Lutz and Saints Hall of Fame inductees Pierre Thomas, Willie Roaf and Rickey Jackson pose after throwing first pitches at a recent Shuckers game (WLOX Sports)

    From undrafted free agent to Super Bowl XLIV Champion, Pierre Thomas reflects on a career that landed him a spot in the Saints Hall of Fame.

    More >>

    From undrafted free agent to Super Bowl XLIV Champion, Pierre Thomas reflects on a career that landed him a spot in the Saints Hall of Fame.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly