STARKVILLE, Miss. — – Will Rogers threw for 406 yards and tied a college document with six landing passes on Saturday as Mississippi State bounced again from a loss with a 45-14 win over Bowling Inexperienced.
After having a extra balanced assault than regular for many of the first two video games, the Air Raid returned for Mike Leach’s group in opposition to the Falcons. Rogers was 38-of-49 passing, discovering 12 completely different receivers.
It was the third time this season Rogers accomplished a minimum of 78% of his passes. The six touchdowns tied his personal faculty document that he set a season in the past. He additionally reached 400 yards for the seventh time in his three seasons.
Caleb Ducking had seven catches for a career-high 96 yards and two touchdowns for the Bulldogs (3-1). Lideatrick “Tulu” Griffin had 5 catches for 54 yards and a landing and added one other 70 yards on two kick returns.
Bowling Inexperienced was with out beginning quarterback Matt McDonald, who was out for an unspecified cause. In his place, Camden Orth went 17-of-28 for 172 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. The Falcons (1-3) have been outgained 462-246 and had simply 45 dashing yards.
Nathaniel Watson led the MSU protection along with his 10 tackles.
Bowling Inexperienced was additionally with out coach Scot Loeffler due to “a private well being matter,” the college mentioned Friday. The college gave no particulars about Loeffler’s situation, however did say he was anticipated to return to the sideline for the Falcons’ subsequent sport in opposition to Akron on Oct. 1.
Mississippi State struggled on the offensive aspect of the ball in opposition to LSU final week and let a possible large highway win slip away. Saturday was an opportunity to get again in a groove with a key stretch on the best way that features back-to-back SEC groups at residence in Texas A&M and Arkansas.
Mississippi State hosts Texas A&M on October 1 whereas Bowling Inexperienced travels to Akron.