Mississippi State Bulldogs News
12-1-14: The Bulldogs saw its playoff dreams die at the hands of Ole Miss, losing the Egg Bowl 31-17 and giving the West Division title to Alabama. Dak Prescott threw 282 yards and a touchdown. The Bulldogs ran for 163 yards but only got 44 from Josh Robinson. This was his fifth straight game with less than 70 yards. The Bulldogs allowed 532 yards, including 205 on the ground. They will await their bowl game opponent.
11-24-14: The Bulldogs bounced back from last week's loss at Alabama with a 51-0 destruction of Vanderbilt, collecting its first conference shutout since 1999. The Bulldogs gained 501 yards and held Vanderbilt to just 224 yards. Dan Mullen got 220 yards of total offense and four touchdowns from quarterback Dak Prescott. Prescott threw three touchdown passes and scored on a three-yard run.
11-10-14: The Bulldogs cruised to its 12th straight victory, gaining 520 yards in a 46-16 victory over UT-Martin. Dak Prescott threw for 206 yards and two touchdowns on 14 of 23 passing. He also added a 48 yard touchdown run and 54 rushing yards. Ashton Shumpert and Brandon Holloway each had rushing scores for Mississippi State. Dan Mullen’s team is one win short of its school record of 13 consecutive wins set from 1942-44. They have a huge test next week as they travel to Tuscaloosa to take on the Crimson Tide in a game that will have major playoff implications.
11-9-14: The #1 ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs hosted the UT Martin Skyhawks this week at home in Davis Wade Stadium in a non-conference matchup for both schools. Mississippi State is fresh off surviving a scare last week at home against the Arkansas Razorbacks as the team improved to 8-0 and 5-0 in the SEC. UT Martin extended their winning streak to four last week with their victory over Murray State to improve their record to 5-5 and 4-3 in the OVC Conference. Mississippi State has their biggest test of the season next week when they travel to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide and may be primed for an upset if they overlook this Skyhawks team. Mississippi State did not let last week’s close game affect them and the Bulldogs did not look ahead to Alabama in this contest as the team ran all over UT Martin in this contest. Mississippi State gained a total of 520 yards of total offense in the contest while passing for 266 yards and rushing for 254 yards in the game. Mississippi State scored at will seemingly in this contest as the team only held on to the ball for 23:47 of the game but scored 45 points in the game. UT Martin did take advantage of the extra possession time while gaining 367 yards of total offense in the contest. The problem for the Skyhawks was that the team only mustered 16 points in the contest with 13 of the points coming in the fourth quarter. With the victory Mississippi State improves their perfect record to 9-0 and 5-0 in the SEC while UT Martin dropped their own record to 5-6 and 4-3 in their conference. Get your Mississippi State tickets for next week’s contest as the Bulldogs travel to Alabama to take on the #5 ranked Crimson Tide in Bryant-Denny Stadium in a huge SEC matchup. The game time and television schedule has yet to be determined but you have to think this game will be played in prime time in a nationally televised game.
11-3-14: The Bulldogs needed a long touchdown pass and a pair of defensive stops to beat Arkansas 17-10. Dak Prescott had 392 yards of total offense, including 331 passing yards. He was intercepted twice though. The Bulldogs turned it over three times and trailed 10-0 at one point. MSU now has an 11 game win streak. They play UT-Martin this week.
11-3-14: The #1 ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs hosted the Arkansas Razorbacks this week at home in Davis Wade Stadium in an SEC matchup for both schools. Mississippi came into the contest fresh off a bye week and a scare in Kentucky sporting a perfect 7-0 record and 4-0 conference record while Arkansas came into the game fresh off a victory over UAB that improved their record to 4-4 on the season and 0-4 in the SEC. Mississippi State was on upset alert all game long as the Razorbacks played the #1 Bulldogs extremely well in this contest. Arkansas took a 10-7 lead with them into the half after keeping Dak Prescott in the pocket and picking him off multiple times. Arkansas finally roared back and kicked a game tying field goal 3:35 left in the third quarter to set up an exciting fourth quarter. Prescott connected with Fred Ross on a 69 yard touchdown pass early in the fourth to give Mississippi State their first lead of the game. Arkansas was rallying late in the game and on the brink of scoring to tie up the game when Mississippi State intercepted a pass in the end zone to seal the victory for the Bulldogs. Mississippi State’s perfect season continues as they beat Arkansas by the score of 17-10 to improve their record to 8-0 and 5-0 in the SEC. Arkansas’ record dropped to 4-5 and 0-5 in the conference with the loss. Get your Mississippi State tickets for next Saturday’s game when the Bulldogs host the UT Martin Skyhawks at home in Davis Wade Stadium. The game will be played at 4:00 pm ET and can be seen on television on the SEC Network.
10-27-14: Quarterback Dak Prescott gained 304 yards of total offense with three touchdowns, as Mississippi State beat Kentucky 45-31. The Bulldogs gained 542 yards in total, but their defense allowed Kentucky to gain 504 yards. This is the third game this season that the Bulldog defense has yielded more than 500 yards. Dan Mullen’s team will host Arkansas this week.
10-20-14: The Bulldogs had a bye this week after its three-game winning streak over teams ranked in the Top 10. Quarterback Dak Prescott has 2,054 yards of total offense and 22 touchdowns total, including eight on the ground. Josh Robinson is averaging seven yards per carry. Miss. St. is rushing for 264.3 yards per game. The No. 1 team in the land travels to Kentucky this week.
10-17-14: The #1 ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs will take the week off to enjoy being the top college football team in the nation before traveling to Kentucky to take on the Wildcats in Commonwealth Stadium. Mississippi State is 6-0 on the season including a strong 3-0 SEC record while Kentucky has a 5-1 record with a 2-1 SEC conference record this season heading into next week. Kentucky will play this week against the LSU Tigers in a primer for their matchup with the best team in the nation. Kentucky has a three game winning streak heading into this week’s matchup including an impressive win over SEC foes Vanderbilt and South Carolina while Mississippi State’s last three victories came at then #8 ranked LSU, then ranked #6 Texas A&M, and then ranked #2 Auburn at home. Mississippi State has been an offensive juggernaut this season scoring an average of 41.8 points per game, ranked 11th best in the nation, while allowing just 20.0 points per game, which is 25th best in the nation. Kentucky has lived and died by their defense this season only allowing 18.7 points per game, 15th best in the nation, albeit not against a single ranked opponent this season. If Kentucky wants to shock the nation they will have to stifle a Mississippi State running attack that averages 264.3 yards per game on the ground, 14th best in the nation, and stop a passing game that is averaging 265.3 yards per game in the air. It will definitely be a shock if Kentucky can pull off the upset as they are huge underdogs in this game against the Bulldogs. Get your Mississippi State tickets for the next Bulldogs game as the team travels to Kentucky next Saturday to take on the Wildcats on the road in Commonwealth Stadium. The game will be played at 3:30 pm ET and can be seen on CBS.
10-15-14: The #3 ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs hosted the #2 ranked Auburn Tigers at home in Davis Wade Stadium in a closely contested SEC matchup. Mississippi State came into the contest fresh off their upset victory of the Texas A&M Aggies while Auburn took down the LSU Tigers in their last contest. Both teams came into the contest with a perfect 5-0 record and a perfect 2-0 record in the SEC so something had to give in this contest in the SEC West. Mississippi State looked to beat their third straight team in the Top Ten this week and jumped out to a huge lead quickly in the first quarter putting the ball into the end zone three times while keeping the Auburn Tigers off the board completely. Auburn wouldn’t stay down for long as the Tigers put together three consecutive scoring drives of their own, two field goals and a touchdown, to inch within 28-13 at halftime. In the third quarter Auburn continued their comeback with a touchdown pass from QB Nick Marshall and trailed by just eight at 28-20 entering the fourth quarter. Mississippi State took over in the fourth quarter starting the period off with a field goal and sealing the victory with a touchdown run by Josh Robinson to give the Bulldogs a 38-23 victory over the Tigers. Mississippi State will move up to the #2 ranking in the country next week when the polls come out after improving their record to 6-0 and 3-0 in the SEC while Auburn drops their record to 5-1 and 2-1 in the conference. Be sure to get your Mississippi State tickets for the next Bulldogs game two Saturday’s from now as the team travels to take on the Kentucky Wildcats on October 25rd on the road in Commonwealth Stadium. The start time and television channel for this game is yet to be announced at the time of this publication.
10-6-14: The #12 ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs hosted the #6 ranked Texas A&M Aggies this week at home in Davis Wade Stadium in a big SEC matchup. Mississippi State was 4-0 heading into the game and 1-0 in the SEC while Texas A&M was 5-0 with a 2-0 record in the SEC heading into this week’s contest so something had to give this week. Mississippi State was definitely the underdog coming into this game and used that fact to motivate them in the first half of the contest. Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill threw a touchdown pass to Josh Reynolds to take an early 7-0 lead but the Bulldogs offense responded by scoring four unanswered touchdowns to take a commanding 28-7 lead. The Aggies did manage to march down the field and kick a field goal with just 0:02 left in the half to inch closer to 28-10 before the half. Dak Prescott, the Bulldogs running back, ran in his second touchdown of the day midway through the third quarter to put more space between them and the Aggies by taking a 34-10 lead. Texas A&M would make things interesting with a little run in the fourth quarter but the Mississippi State offense was clicking on all cylinders and became too much for the Aggies. The final score of this contest was 48-31 in favor or Mississippi State. Texas A&M became the fourth team in the top six schools to lose over the weekend and dropped their perfect record to 5-1 and 2-1 in the SEC. Mississippi State kept their perfect season alive improving to 5-0 and 2-0 in the SEC Conference. Be sure to grab some Mississippi State tickets for the next Bulldogs game next Saturday as they take on the Auburn Tigers at home in Davis Wade Stadium. The game has not been scheduled as of yet.
10-1-14: The #14 Mississippi State Bulldogs will face easily their toughest task this season this week when they host the #6 Texas A&M Aggies at home in Davis Wade Stadium. The Bulldogs have an extra week to prepare for the Aggies as the game will not be played until October, 4. Both teams are 4-0 on the season and both teams are also 1-0 in the SEC this season so something had to give this afternoon in Mississippi, although the Aggies face Arkansas this weekend. Mississippi State is part of a huge log jam in the SEC Western Conference that showcases five undefeated teams and five teams that are all 1-0 in the conference. Mississippi State has won their four games this season by keeping the other team off the scoreboard and by rushing the football. The Bulldogs have the 19th best rushing attack in the nation as the team has averaged 270.8 yards per game this season mostly on the legs of Josh Robinson and Dak Prescott. Robinson has 485 yards and four touchdowns while Prescott, the Bulldogs quarterback, has 378 rushing yards with three touchdowns. Mississippi State is also ranked 16th in the nation in points allowed by the defense as the team has only allowed an average of 16.5 points per game. It sounds simple enough but if you cannot put the ball into the end zone and stop the Mississippi State rushing game you’re not going to win this game if you are Texas A&M. Get your tickets for the next Mississippi State game as the Bulldogs host the Texas A&M Aggies at home in a game that could decide the SEC championship early. The game will be played on October, 4 and can be seen at 12:00 pm ET on ESPN.
9-22-14: The Mississippi State Bulldogs got their first true test of the young college football season as they traveled to Tiger Stadium to take on the #8 ranked LSU Tigers. Both teams were 3-0 coming into the game and neither had played an SEC game to this point so something had to give in this matchup. Mississippi State was ready to shock the nation early when they jumped out to an early 17-0 lead and actually led 17-3 at the half before the LSU Tigers mounted their comeback. The Tigers started the third quarter by recovering a fumble and Danielle Hunter returning it 25 yards for a touchdown. Mississippi State scored three more times consecutively to take a commanding 34-10 lead over LSU before the Tigers offense woke up in the fourth quarter. LSU scored a touchdown with 12:34 left in the game to put the score at 34-16 Mississippi State after a two point conversion attempt failed. LSU would put the ball in the end zone again at the 1:55 mark and with another failed two point conversion put the score at 34-22. LSU made a successful onside kick and in 0:15 had the ball back in the Bulldogs end zone to make the score 34-29. Mississippi State would recover the kickoff and run out the clock to win the game by the score of 34-29 knocking off the 8th ranked LSU Tigers and improving their own record to 4-0, 1-0 in the SEC Conference. Get your Mississippi State tickets for their next game as the Bulldogs will host the Texas A&M Aggies on October 4 in Davis Wade Stadium.
9-16-14: The Mississippi State Bulldogs traveled to Ladd-Peebles Stadium to face off with the South Alabama Jaguars as the team looked to improve their record this season to 3-0. Mississippi State did just that by dominating on both sides of the football from whistle to whistle for 60 minutes against South Alabama. The Bulldogs got on the board early and often and went into the first half leading the Jaguars 28-3. Mississippi State finished the game by scoring 28 unanswered points while completely shutting down the South Alabama offense. The final score was 35-3 and the score alone tells you the story of the game as the Jaguars simply couldn’t move the ball against the Bulldogs defense. South Alabama had a total of 345 total yards of offense while the Bulldogs countered with 514 total yards of their own including 226 yards in the air and 288 yards on the ground. The defense of the Bulldogs also caused four turnovers including two interceptions and two fumbles on the day in a game that Mississippi State totally dominated offensively and defensively. Get your Mississippi State Bulldogs tickets now as next week the team travels to Tiger Stadium in Louisiana to take on the LSU Tigers. The game will be played at 7:00 pm ET and can be seen on ESPN.
9-8-14: The Mississippi State Bulldogs hosted the UAB Blazers this week at Davis Wade Stadium after the Bulldogs thumped Southern Miss last week 49-0. This week the Bulldogs put up 47 more points as they dominated the Blazers 47-34. The Mississippi State Bulldogs from the SEC had a balanced attack in the victory as the team threw for 224 yards and rushed for 292 yards as well as a well-disciplined game only committing three penalties for 32 yards. UAB threw for an impressive 435 yards as Mississippi State struggled to stop the Blazers throwing game but the defense was good enough to get the Bulldogs their second win of the young season. Next week the Bulldogs will travel to take on the South Alabama Jaguars so be sure to grab your tickets early for that contest.
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