April 20, 2013

Maroon wins wild spring game, 38-28

STARKVILLE, Miss., - If the old adage 'defense wins championships' is correct then Mississippi State fans should rest easy based on the results from its annual Maroon-White spring game.

The Maroon team, led by much of the starting defense, edged out their White counterparts, consisting of the first team offense, 38-28 on Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium.

"There were a bunch of big plays today," said MSU head coach Dan Mullen. "We'll watch the film to see whether it was a great play or a missed assignment. You can see when you split the team in half it doesn't look like a lot of guys on each sideline. But I know our guys enjoy playing the game and having fun. They'll always be some mismatches when you do this."

The Maroon team held a slim 17-14 lead at halftime and three rushing touchdowns in the second half proved be the difference on the day. The Maroon team totaled 403 yards of offense with a balanced attack of 206 rushing and 197 passing yards.

Both Brandon Holloway and Derrick Milton eclipsed the 100-yard plateau on the ground and each scored twice. Holloway carried 12 times for 130 yards while Milton gained 107 yards on 18 attempts.

"I thought the day went pretty good," Holloway said. "In the first half it was a little slow and had a few carries here and a few catches there. But in the second half it was more natural for me. I just started rolling and it was really good."

Walk-on Sam Cowart quarterbacked the Maroon team to victory completing 23-of-33 passing for 197 yards, one touchdown and one interception.



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