Mississippi State Survives Kentucky; D-Line and Josh Robinson Dominate


No reason to freak out. Don’t try to act like Mississippi State is now in a little bit of trouble. And let’s not start talking about all of these “weaknesses” the Bulldogs might have.

On Saturday afternoon, Mississippi State beat Kentucky 45-31. Wildcats fans have a right to be pleased with their team’s performance, especially Patrick Towles, who threw for 390 yards and ran for another 76 yards and had 4 total touchdowns.

But Mississippi State was too much for them, and nobody should worry that Kentucky gave them a bit of a scare.

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So they didn’t win in a blowout on the road against an SEC team that was 5-2. They only won by 14. That’s good enough for me.

The Bulldogs showed some of their biggest strengths on Saturday.

Their defensive line continuously pressured Patrick Towles, who had been keeping his jersey clean throughout much of the season. And the Bulldogs still ran it down the Wildcats’ throat.

Dak Prescott managed to still get his numbers with 216 yards and a touchdown through the air and another 88 yards and 2 touchdowns on the ground. Those numbers will keep  his spot at the top of the Heisman race secure for right now.

But he might have to fend off a teammate. Josh Robinson took over the game with 198 yards on the ground and 209 total offensive yards to go along with 2 touchdowns. The Prescott-Robinson duo is absolutely amazing. Add Dan Mullen’s coaching, and it’s easy to see how this

Throughout the season, Kentucky has shown itself to have a great defensive line, and Mississippi State simply torched it. Sure, LSU did it last week, but that was in Death Valley. With the program heading in the right direction under Mark Stoops, anything could have happened in Lexington. And Mississippi State made sure nothing happened.

So no, Mississippi State should not lose any points in the rankings for getting locked in a dogfight with Kentucky. They still deserve to be the No. 1 team in the country, and they should only drop if you want to make the case for somebody else.