Quarterback John Bond, who has thrown poorly most of the season, set up a touchdown with his passes yesterday as 16th-ranked Mississippi State upset 13th-ranked Miami, 14-10, in Starkeville, Miss.
Bond kept a second-quarter touchdown drive going with two crucial passes to bring the Bulldogs from behind for good, then threw 15 yards to end Jerry Price to set up Dana Moore's 47-yard field goal, his second, as the half ended.
The Bulldogs (5-1) shut out the Hurricanes (3-2) in the second half despite a flurry of last-minute passes by quarterback Jim Kelly, who completed 20 of 41 for 267 yards.
Bond completed 11 of 20 for 151 yards, with seven for 110 yards coming in the first half.
Miami went ahead early in the second quarter with an 83-yard touchdown march, with Kelly, a junior, gaining 77 yards on three throws. The touchdown came on an 11-yard pass to wide receiver Larry Brodsky for a 10-3 lead.
The State defense produced a safety on the Hurricanes' next possession when center Don Bailey snapped the ball through the end zone on a punt attempt.
State went ahead to stay with a 53-yard drive on its next possession. Bond passed to wingback Lamar Windham for 27 yards and Windham scored two plays later on a 14-yard sweep.