BGSU at Mississippi State, at 7:38 p.m.


BGSU at Mississippi State

Time: 7:38 p.m.

Records: BGSU is 5-1, MSU is 2-3

TV: SportsTime Ohio

Radio: 106.5, 99.1 FM

Series: First meeting

Favorite: MSU by 10

Notes: This is the first meeting between the schools, and Mississippi State’s first game against a current MAC school. … BG is 4-6 all-time against current SEC schools, including a 3-2 mark versus Missouri as well as a win at Kentucky in 1985. … MSU coach Dan Mullen oversaw quarterbacks at Bowling Green in 2001-02, and Bulldogs assistants Billy Gonzales and John Hevesy also were a part of Urban Meyer’s BG staff at that time. … MSU director of football operations Jon Clark is a 2002 BG grad. … Mississippi State has been to 16 bowl games and has earned bowl trips the past three seasons. … The Bulldogs split QB duties between Dak Prescott, who has a team-high 318 rushing yards and 815 passing yards, and Tyler Russell, who has played in just two games because of injury. … Leading receiver Jameon Lewis has caught 19 passes for 359 yards and three TDs. … All-SEC running back LaDarius Perkins has 190 yards rushing. … In its last 22 red-zone trips, MSU has scored 14 touchdowns and six field goals. … BG ranks second among FBS schools in red-zone defense, having made nine stops in 17 trips. … As a team the Falcons lead the MAC in nine different categories, including scoring defense, total defense, and time of possession. BG ranks second in the country in time of possession.