Sept 15, 2012; Troy, AL, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs running back LaDarius Perkins (27) carries the ball against the Troy Trojans at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-US PRESSWIRE
Ugly. That game was ugly. But it was a win, and the Bulldogs move to 3-0.
- Chad Bumphis had 3 touchdown receptions and tied the all-time MSU record (Eric Moulds, Justin Jenkins) with 17 for his career. Bump had 6 catches for 184 yards in this game - a career best.
- Tyler Russell was 11 of 26 for 248 yards, 3 touchdowns and 0 INT. But, to be fair, there were at least five dropped passes....like, right on the money, it hit both hands, dropped passes.
- LaDarius Perkins had a great game with 170 yards rushing on 23 carries.
- MSU's defense gave up 572 yards on the night. They did force four turnovers including two interceptions from Darius Slay.
- Troy's QB, Robinson, had 342 yards passing but no touchdowns.
- Troy ran 87 plays, MSU ran 61.