Here is the quick recap of the fourth quarter of USC and Mississippi State:
- The fourth quarter started with a Mississippi State punt. It went 55 yards and was downed on the USC 12.
- USC went conservative on its next drive. The Gamecocks picked up one first down before punting three plays later.
- MSU took over on its own 25 after the 49 yard punt. The Bulldogs ran a lot of plays and used up a good chunk of clock, but they did find pay dirt. Precott scored from 11 yards out to get MSU back on the board. The two-point conversion attempt failed. That made the score 34-16 USC with 5:38 left to play.
- MSU drive summary: 15-75-5:35
- Dylan Thompson came in at quarterback for USC on its next possession. The Gamecocks kept it conservative and punted after three straight running plays.
- After the punt MSU took over on its own 44. The Bulldogs moved into Gamecock territory before they ended up with another turnover. This time Vic Hampton snatched it away from the running back. That was the fifth turnover of the game for MSU.
- USC took over on their own 29. Dylan Thompson stayed in the game at quarterback. The Gamecocks ran it three straight times before they were forced to punt with 1:11 left on the clock.
- MSU started on its own 32 after the USC punt. The Bulldogs were unable to put together another scoring drive before the game ended.
FINAL SCORE: USC 34, MSU 16.