Bumphis caught three touchdown passes from quarterback Tyler Russell against Troy as they led the Bulldogs to their first 3-0 start since 1999.
While his 72 yard screen pass for a touchdown was impressive, it was his fourth down reception in the back of the end zone that sealed the win. Bumphis took a screen pass 72 yards for a touchdown early in the second quarter. He also became the first Mississippi State player to catch three touchdown passes since Sammy Milner did it against Florida in 1969. He had six catches for a career-high 180 yards against Troy.
All of this comes after he was arrested in early January of 2012 for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.
After the incident he took to Twitter and stated “However, I do want the bulldog nation to know I did nothing wrong. I’m taking picture with fans and apparently it make people mad. I’m taking pictures with fans and get attacked with bottles. Ask anyone who was there, they know! But its all good. I’ll bounce back!!”
One can say, he has bounced back as the Bulldogs have won 13 consecutive nonconference games with his help .