LEXINGTON, KY–Top-ranked Mississippi State seeks to extend a nation’s second-longest winning strain during 2:30 p.m. CT Saturday when a Bulldogs lapse to movement during Kentucky in a diversion that will be televised nationally by CBS from Commonwealth Stadium.
SEC Nation, a SEC Network’s roving morning show, front from 9-11 a.m. CT from Lexington. MSU fans are speedy to attend a show. SEC Nation will be staged during a Purple Lot nearby corners of College Way and Alumni Drive.
Live streaming video of a diversion is accessible by CBSSports.com. Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Allie LaForce call a action. The C Spire Tailgate Show on a MSU Sports Radio Network starts during 12:30 p.m. Saturday. To find affiliates in your area, click here.
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The Bulldogs (6-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) will be personification their initial ever diversion as a nation’s No. 1 ranked team. MSU vaulted to a tip symbol following a stirring 38-23 win over No. 2 Auburn on Oct. 11 in Davis Wade Stadium. The Bulldogs healed some bumps and bruises following their second open week and will be personification their initial highway competition given a 34-29 win during No. 8 LSU final month.
“We had a event to get some guys complacent and a guys have responded this week with a good week of practice,” pronounced conduct manager Dan Mullen. “We are prepared to get behind out on a margin and play a game.”
Kentucky (5-2, 2-2) fell behind early and mislaid 41-3 to a Tigers final weekend in Baton Rouge. The 5-2 start for a Wildcats is a program’s best given 2008. MSU has won 5 in a quarrel over UK, including a 28-22 preference in Starkville final season.
“I consider Mark Stoops has finished a good job,” pronounced Mullen. “The initial thing we start with is removing guys to play hard. You can get a talent, though a guys have to play hard. They are personification tough and with a lot of energy. There are guys stepping adult and creation large plays for them when they need them. That is a pointer that they have bought in to what Coach Stoops is perplexing to build.”
MSU quarterback Dak Prescott, a Heisman Trophy candidate, leads a republic in 200-yard passing/100-yard rushing games carrying achieved a attainment 4 times. Prescott has tossed for 1,478 yards and 14 touchdowns, while rushing for 576 yards on 106 carries with 8 scores on a ground. He is a inhabitant personality in third-down quarterback rating with a stellar symbol of 221.6.
Prescott’s tip aim has been sophomore wideout De’Runnya Wilson. Wilson has held 18 passes for 319 yards and 6 touchdowns. A republic heading 5 of Wilson’s scores have come on third down. He’s extended drives with 7 catches on third down that have left for initial downs.
On a ground, youth using behind Josh Robinson ranks second in a SEC in rushing with 689 yards on 98 attempts and 8 touchdowns. Robinson has racked adult 7 touchdowns in his final 4 games.
Defensively, a Bulldogs are tops among all Power Five Conference teams in redzone defense. Opponents have done 19 trips to a redzone opposite MSU and managed usually 6 touchdowns. Junior linebacker Benardrick McKinney, who was named a midseason All-American progressing this week, has done 41 tackles, 6 tackles for detriment and 3 sacks.
MSU’s stream nine-game winning strain is a third-longest in propagandize history. A win Saturday would extend a strain to a program’s longest given 1941.