TUPELO, Miss. – Tyler Nichols rushed for two touchdowns – including the game-winning 47-yard TD run in the fourth quarter – to lift Starkville to a come-from-behind 28-21 victory over Tupelo on Friday.
The win keeps Starkville undefeated at 6-0, while Tupelo drops to 5-2.
Starkville fell behind 14-0 in the first half before rallying behind the legs of Nichols and the arm of quarterback Trey Petty, who threw a 24-yard TD pass to Braylon Burnside late in the third quarter to pull even with Tupelo 21-21.
After Nichols’ fourth quarter TD run, Starkville’s defense kept Tupelo out of the end zone to lock up the victory.
Here are photos from the game:
(All photos by Austin Frayser)