MSU NOTEBOOK: Another triple for Lewis

Lauren Wood

Daily Journal

STARKVILLE – For the second time this season, Jameon Lewis has rushed, thrown and caught a touchdown pass in a single game.

After he and Dak Prescott became the first teammates in Southeastern Conference history to accomplish the feat against Troy on Sept. 21, Lewis did it against Thursday night against Kentucky.

Lewis had a 19-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and hauled in a 17-yard score from Prescott in the second. The former Tylertown quarterback would throw his second touchdown of the season in the third quarter connecting with Prescott on a 17-yard toss.

Lewis finished game with 138 all-purpose yards.

Evans suspended

Sophomore defensive tackle Quay Evans was suspended for Thursday night’s game for a violation of team rules.

The 6-foot-3, 310-pounder from Morton has played in five games this fall making three tackles including one for loss. The former four-star prospect enrolled in the spring of 2012 and appeared in 10 games as a true freshman making 10 tackles as well as forcing and recovering a fumble.

Son of Sting

Kentucky junior tight end Steven Borden is the youngest son of Steve Borden, who is better known as 14-time professional wresting world champion Sting.

The 6-foot-3, 237-pounder transferred in from Kilgore (Texas) College and appeared in his fifth game for the Wildcats. On the year, Borden has two grabs for 25 yards. Sting’s oldest son, Garrett, also played college football at Azusa Pacific.

Key drive

MSU was held to three-and-out on its second drive of the third quarter. Dak Prescott was sacked for an 18-yard loss forcing the Bulldogs to put out of their own end zone which resulted in a safety. Kentucky would score after the free kick as well for a nine-point swing.

Key number

55,102 – Announced paid attendance, marking the 27th consecutive sellout at Davis Wade Stadium.


“(Tyler Russell) came in and sprained his ankle. The trainer came up to us and said he could go. He was limping but was available. Tyler came up to me and said he could go back in but wasn’t 100-percent so that made the decision easy to go with Dak the rest of the way.” – MSU coach Dan Mullen.

Next game

The Bulldogs will have nine days to prepare for a Nov. 2 road trip to South Carolina. The Gamecocks (5-2, 3-2) travel to Missouri on Saturday.

Bulldog bites

MSU’s Denico Autry and Justin Cox were teammates with Kentucky defensive end Za’Darius Smith on East Mississippi Community College’s 2011 national championship team. … Safety Nickoe Whitley was ejected after committing two personal fouls on Kentucky’s final drive of the first half. …MSU director of athletics Scott Stricklin served as associate AD for media relations at UK from 2003-08. …Deontae Skinner led MSU with 11 tackles.

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