I’ve arrived at Commonwealth Stadium for today’s game against Kentucky. This is my fifth trip to Lexington in the last five years. I always enjoy the drive up this time of year with the leaves changing and whatnot. Make sure you pick up a copy of today’s Daily Journal for our GameDay preview and check out our special guest picker, Stone Cold Steve Austin. I still can’t believe I was able to pull that off this week. Remember that today’s game will be televised on CBS.
I’ll be here through the duration so stay tuned for updates…
Mississippi State has arrived and are walking the field. The Wildcats are also here.
The special teams units for both teams are now out on the field getting loose.
Jameon Lewis is warming up with no boot this week. That’s a good sign for the Bulldogs.
Watch true freshman Logan Cooke practice field goals during pregame warm-ups. He looked pretty good in that role.
Kentucky will wear chrome helmets with blue facemasks, blue jerseys and grey pants.
Tim Tebow still taking selfies on the sideline.
MSU is wearing its maroon matte helmets and white uniforms.
State won the toss and deferred to the second half.
The Wildcats pick up one first down on its opening drive.
UK baseball great A.J. Reed being honored during timeout.
12-yard touchdown run by Josh Robinson on MSU’s opening drive. Evan Sobiesk PAT, 7-0 MSU 8:38 1st
Patrick Towles with a 67-yard touchdown pass to Demarco Robinson. Austin MacGinnis PAT, 7-7 6:25 1st
Devon Bell punts and its muffed by Kentucky but it rolls out of bounds at the 12-yard line.
Braylon Heard fumbles and its recovered by Benardrick McKinney at the 19-yard line.
Sobiesk 26-yard field goal, 10-7 MSU 2:41 1st
Kaleb Eulls with a sack.
END 1ST QUARTER: MISSISSIPPI STATE 10, KENTUCKY 7
Dak Prescott with a 2-yard touchdown run. Sobiesk PAT, 17-7 MSU 10:20 2nd
Excellent PBU in the end zone by Aberdeen’s Jamerson Love.
MacGinnis 34-yard field goal, 17-10 MSU 6:18 2nd
Cooke misses a 42-yard field goal.
Preston Smith with a sack.
Prescott hit and intercepted by Josh Forrest.
Ryan Brown with a monster sack.
MacGinnis misses a 50-yard field goal to end the half.
HALFTIME: MISSISSIPPI STATE 17, KENTUCKY 10
Key halftime stats:
1st Downs: MSU 15; UK 11
Rushing yards: MSU 114; UK 51
Passing yards: MSU 111; UK 142
Total yards: MSU 225; UK 193
Turnovers: MSU 1; UK 1
Possession time: MSU 16:39; UK 13:21
Penalties: MSU 0; UK 0
Rushing: MSU – Dak Prescott 9-43-TD UK – Patrick Towles 11-24
Passing: MSU – Dak Prescott 10-17-111-0-1; UK – Patrick Towles 9-18-142-1-0
Receiving: MSU – Fred Ross 3-29, De’Runnya Wilson 2-30; UK – Demarco Robinson 2-72-TD
Tackles: MSU – Benequez Brown 4; UK – Josh Forrest 7
Prescott on a 11-yard touchdown run on the opening drive of the second half. Prescott spun out of a tackle and waltzed into the end zone. Sobiesk PAT, 24-10 MSU 11:54 3rd
Ryan Brown and Beniquez Brown combine for a sack.
Towles with a 10-yard touchdown run on UK’s initial drive of the second half. MacGinnis PAT, 24-17 8:33 3rd
First penalty of the day is a big one backing up the Bulldogs on third down. Justin Senior not having a good day.
Jamoral Graham muffs a punt for the third straight game. State gets this one back though.
Robinson made one of the most unbelievable runs I’ve ever seen.
Prescott with an 8-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Hill. Great throw and catch on the play but Hill is shaken up. Sobiesk PAT, 31-17 MSU 4:44 3rd
Towles with a 58-yard touchdown pass to Javess Blue. MacGinnis PAT, 31-24 MSU 3:32 3rd
END 3RD QUARTER: MISSISSIPPI STATE 31, KENTUCKY 24
Eulls with his second sack of the day.
3rd-and-1 turns into a 73-yard touchdown run for Robinson. Best game I’ve seen him play so far in his career. Sobiesk PAT, 38-24 11:47 4th
Smith and Zach Jackson combine for a sack.
Headed down to the field. I’ll update after postgame .
Towles 4-yard touchdown run. MacGinnis PAT, 38-31 MSU 2:31 4th
Christian Holmes scooped up the onside kick and returned it 61-yards for a touchdown. Sobiesk PAT, 45-31 MSU 2:22 4th
FINAL: NO. 1 MISSISSIPPI STATE 45, KENTUCKY 31