Live from Reynolds Razorback Stadium

Reynolds Razorbacks Stadium

Reynolds Razorbacks Stadium

Welcome from a very chilly Fayetteville where Mississippi State will take on Arkansas at 6 p.m. on ESPN. This was actually the last SEC stadium that I hadn’t been to and so far it had been the worst pre-gameday experience I’ve had. Hopefully it’ll get better. Both teams have arrived and are getting warmed up on the field. De’Runnya Wilson was with the Bulldogs and said he would be playing on a Periscope video by MSU.

I’ll be here for the duration so stay tuned for updates…

No injuries for MSU. Wilson, Dontavian Lee and Malik Dear will all dress out.

Arkansas is wearing red helmets with white facemasks, red jerseys and white pants.

MSU is clad in maroon helmets with white facemasks, white jerseys and gray pants.

Hogs win the toss and will receive.

Jamal Peters and Mark McLaurin wearing their normal uniform numbers.

Arkansas’ first play is a playaction completion from Brandon Allen to Drew Morgan for 5-yards.

Allen with a 20-yard touchdown pass to Morgan on the opening drive. Tolando Cleveland was faked outta his jock on that play. Cole Hedlund PAT, 7-0 UA 10:16 1st

MSU’s first play is a 12-yard run by Brandon Holloway.

Elgton Jenkins starting at right tackle.

Dak Prescott with a 38-yard touchdown pass to Holloway. Westin Graves PAT, 7-7 7:31 1st

Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel is here.

Prescott with a 4-yard touchdown run. Graves PAT, 14-7 MSU 3:37 1st

Hunter Henry leaves the game with injury.

END 1ST QUARTER: MISSISSIPPI STATE 14, ARKANSAS 7

Allen with a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Sprinkle. Hedlund PAT, 14-14 14:13 2nd.

Graves 21-yard field goal, 17-14 MSU 11:47 2nd

Prescott with an 8-yard touchdown pass to Fred Brown. Graves PAT, 24-14 MSU 7:35 2nd.

Prescott with a 55-yard touchdown pass to Fred Ross. Leaping one-handed grab then juked his way for the score. Graves PAT, 31-14 MSU 4:44 2nd

Henry back in.

Allen with a 9-yard touchdown pass to Jared Cornelius. Hedlund PAT, 31-21 MSU 0:52 2nd

HALFTIME: MISSISSIPPI STATE 31, ARKANSAS 21

Key halftime stats:

1ST Downs: MSU 18, UA 12

Rushing yards: MSU 65, UA 39

Passing yards: MSU 308, UA 174

Total yards: MSU 373, UA 213

Turnovers: MSU 0, UA 0

Penalties: MSU 1-5, UA 1-9

Possession: MSU 13:04, UA 16:56

Individual leaders:

Rushing: MSU – Brandon Holloway 9-49, UA – Alex Collins 9-28

Passing: MSU – Dak Prescott 21-27-308-3-0; UA – Brandon Allen 16-25-174-3-0

Receiving: MSU – Fred Ross 5-92-TD, UA – Drew Morgan 6-71-TD

Tackles: MSU – Kivon Coman 6, Beniquez Brown 6, UA – Brooks Ellis 10

Holloway fumbles the opening kickoff. Josh Harris forced the fumble and Sprinkle recovers for the Hogs.

Allen with a 3-yard touchdown pass to Sprinkle. Hedlund PAT, 31-28 MSU 12:00

Prescott picked off on a batted ball by Kevin Richardson II.

Allen with a 39-yard touchdown to Henry on the next play. Hedlund PAT, 35-31 UA 11:39 3rd

Deatrich Wise Jr. forces a Prescott fumble, Arkansas recovers.

Allen with an 18-yard touchdown to Henry on third down. Hedlund PAT, 42-31 UA 6:56 3rd

END 3RD QUARTER: ARKANSAS 42, MISSISSIPPI STATE 31

Prescott with a 3-yard touchdown run. Graves PAT, 42-38 UA 12:54 4th

Prescott with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Wilson. Graves clanks the extra point off the left upright for a miss, 44-42 MSU 6:58 4th

Allen with a 10-yard touchdown to a wide open Sprinkle. Cornelius with a 2-point conversion pass to Allen, 50-44 UA 5:33 4th

Prescott with a 14-yard touchdown to Ross. Graves PAT, 51-50 MSU 3:05 4th

Beniquez Brown blocked a potential go-ahead 29-yard field goal by Hedlund.

FINAL: MISSISSIPPI STATE 51, ARKANSAS 50

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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