Here is the quick recap of the second quarter of USC and Mississippi State:
- MSU was facing a third and one at the 24 when the quarter started. They converted on a short run. A couple of plays later the Gamecocks had the ball back. TJ Holloman got it back with a heads up interception on a deflected pass that was intended for the right guard. The Gamecocks declined the penalty for illegal touching and took over. That put the Gamecocks in business at the MSU 25.
- USC lost two yards on three plays and had to settle for a long field goal. Elliott Fry connected on a 44 yard attempt to make it 17-7 with 11:25 to play in the half.
- USC drive summary: 4- -2 yards, 1:01
- Mississippi State went three and out on its next possession. The punt went 62 yards and pinned the Gamecocks back on their own five.
- USC went three and out from its own five and punted. They got off a 43 yard punt and MSU took over.
- The Bulldogs started their next drive on their own 47. The Bulldogs were able to convert the good field position into points. The Bulldogs connected on a 38 yard field goal to cut the lead to seven, 17-10 with 4:15 to play in the half.
- MSU drive summary: 9-32-4:11
- After the kickoff USC took over on its own 21. Once again the Gamecocks were unable to move the chains and punted three plays later.
- Mississippi State took over on its own 29 after the punt. The Bulldogs weren’t able to do anything and ended up punting three plays later.
- After the 41 yard punt the Gamecocks took over at the 31 yard line. USC continued its trend of three and outs and punted three plays later.
- MSU took over on the 16 after the Gamecock punt. The Bulldogs moved into Gamecock territory but ran out of time at the 34 and the half ended.
HALFTIME SCORE: USC 17, MSU 10