Mississippi State First Look: Kentucky

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Mississippi State football hosts Kentucky on Saturday in Starkville. Here is your first look at Kentucky.

Kentucky Season So Far

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 LA Monroe W 45-10 Home
09/11 Missouri W 35-28 Home
09/18 Chattanooga W 28-23 Home
09/25 S Carolina W 16-10 Away
10/02 Florida W 20-13 Home
10/09 LSU W 42-21 Home
10/16 Georgia L 13-30 Away
10/30 Miss State 7:00 pm Away
11/06 Tennessee 1:00 pm Home
11/13 Vanderbilt 12:00 pm Away
11/20 N Mex State 12:00 pm Home
11/27 Louisville 12:00 pm Away

Key Stats

Stat (per game) Kentucky Mississippi State
Points 28.4 27.6
Points Allowed 19.3 25.7
Total YDS 387.7 423.7
Pass YDS 196.9 375.0
Rush YDS 190.9 48.7
Total YDS Allowed 320.9 327.0
Pass YDS Allowed 201.7 234.1

Kentucky Injuries and Suspensions

[WR] 09/30/2021 – Dekel Crowdus is out indefinitely (Undisclosed)
[DT] 10/11/2021 – Octavious Oxendine is out for season (Leg)
[DL] 10/19/2021 – Marquan McCall is upgraded to “?” Saturday vs Mississippi State (Lower Body)
[TE] 10/17/2021 – Izayah Cummings injured last game, is “?” Saturday vs Mississippi State (Arm)
[WR] 10/16/2021 – Josh Ali is “?” Saturday vs Mississippi State (Knee)

Source: statfox.com

Challenges for Mississippi State

Hats off on a solid road win over Vanderbilt. Now the Bulldogs get to play a real SEC team in Kentucky. The dogs get a tougher opponent but get them in Starkville. This is a very hard-nosed Kentucky team that has found a way to win in seven of eight ball games this season. To stop Kentucky you must shut down UK running back Christopher Rodriguez Jr. So far this season Rodriguez has run for 775 yards on 127 attempts for five touchdowns. For tips on how to stop Rodriguez, see the Georgia-Kentucky video. The other Bulldogs limited him to just seven total yards rushing on seven carries.

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:00 PM CT (7:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network.

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