(Saturday, September 19th)
Final Score: Mississippi State 15, Vanderbilt 3
Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Sean Brauchle connected on three field goal attempts to lead the Mississippi State Bulldogs to a 15-3 win over the Vanderbilt Commodores in an SEC showdown at Vanderbilt Stadium.
The Bulldogs' (2-1, 1-1 SEC) offense was led by Anthony Dixon who carried the ball 21 times for 123 yards.
Larry Smith led the way for Vanderbilt (1-2, 0-2), completing 12-of-32 pass attempts for 124 yards and one interception.
After a scoreless first quarter, MSU took a 3-0 lead with a 44-yard field goal by Brauchle.
Vanderbilt tied the game minutes later on a 20-yard field goal by Ryan Fowler.
Brauchle put his team back in from late in the first half with a 27-yard kick, giving the Bulldogs a 6-3 advantage.
Again it was Brauchle who extended the MSU lead to 9-3 in the final minute of the third quarter with a 49-yard field goal.
The Bulldogs put the game away in the final minutes of the fourth quarter with a 22-yard touchdown run by Tyson Lee.
MSU relied on its defense in the win, holding the Vanderbilt offense to just 157 total yards, including just 33 yards on the ground.
09/19 23:59:12 ET