Starkville, MS (SportsNetwork.com) – Dak Prescott threw for 193 yards and
accounted for four total touchdowns to lead No. 4 Mississippi State to a 51-0
win over Vanderbilt on Saturday.
Prescott threw three touchdown passes, two of which went to Joe Morrow, and
also rushed for 30 yards with a score for the Bulldogs (10-1, 6-1 SEC), who
bounced back from a 25-20 loss to Alabama last week.
Mississippi State can clinch the SEC West with a win over arch-rival Ole Miss
next weekend, coupled with an Alabama loss to Auburn.
Johnny McCrary completed 15-of-31 passes for 161 yards with an interception
for the Commodores (3-8, 0-7).
Prescott led a 7-play, 79-yard drive that started with a 19-yard pass to
Malcolm Johnson and ended with the two hooking up for a 9-yard touchdown. Evan
Sobiesk missed the extra point.
Morrow hauled in a 27-yard touchdown on the Bulldogs’ next touch and they led
13-0 after a quarter of play.
Early in the second, Christian Holmes scooped up a Latevius Rayford fumble and
took it 51 yards for a touchdown.
Mississippi State then embarked on an 8-play, 61-yard drive on its next
possession with Prescott tossed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Josh Robinson for
a 27-0 lead.
Patton Robinette was intercepted by Tolando Cleveland and Prescott rushed it
into the end zone from four yards out to cap the 10-play drive. Sobiesk closed
the half with a 34-yard field goal to make it a 37-0 game at the half.
Ashton Shumpert scored a 3-yard rushing touchdown late in the third and Morrow
caught a 9-yard TD toss from Prescott early in the fourth to account for the
Mississippi State leads the all-time series with Vanderbilt, 13-7-2 … The
Bulldogs had 32 first downs compared to just 15 for Vanderbilt … Mississippi
State outgained its opponent 502-228 … Morrow led the Bulldogs with 79 yards
on five catches.