SEC Football Preview: Mississippi State vs. Kansas State

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Mississippi State faces Kansas State on Saturday in Starkville. 14Powers.com previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.

Team Schedules/Results

Mississippi State

Date Opponent Result
08/31/19 La.-Lafayette W 38-28
09/07/19 Southern Miss. W 38-15
09/14/19 Kansas St.
09/21/19 Kentucky
09/28/19 @ Auburn
10/12/19 @ Tennessee
10/19/19 4 LSU
10/26/19 @ Texas A&M
11/02/19 @ Arkansas
11/16/19 Alabama
11/23/19 Abilene Christian
11/28/19 Mississippi

Kansas State

Date Opponent Result
08/31/19 Nicholls St. W 49-14
09/07/19 Bowling Green W 52-0
09/14/19 @ Mississippi St.
09/28/19 @ Oklahoma St.
10/05/19 Baylor
10/19/19 TCU
10/26/19 Oklahoma
11/02/19 @ Kansas
11/09/19 @ 12 Texas
11/16/19 West Virginia
11/23/19 @ Texas Tech
11/30/19 Iowa St.

ESPN FPI

Mississippi State: 18

Kansas State: 32

Key Stats

Stat Kansas State Mississippi State
Rushing Offense 347.0 (3) 235.5 (27)
Passing Offense 206.0 (85) 200.0 (91)
Total Offense 547.0 (11) 441.5 (55)
Scoring Offense 50.5 (12) 38.0 (38)
Rushing Defense 105.5 (40) 136.5 (66)
Total Defense 208.0 (8) 387.0 (81)
Scoring Defense 7.0 (5) 21.5 (52)
Interceptions 1 (61) 3 (9)
Sacks 0.50 (121) 1.50 (88)
Tackles for loss 4.0 (112) 4.0 (112)
Turnover margin 1.0 (21) 2.5 (4)
3rd Down Conv. 0.679 (3) 0.389 (78)
3rd Down Conv. DEF 0.059 (1) 0.316 (46)

()= NCAA rank

Players to Watch

Mississippi State

C Adam Holtorf, WR Dalton Schoen, OL Scott Frantz, DL Wyatt Hubert, DL Reggie Walker, LB Elijah Sullivan, DL Trey Dishon, K Blake Lynch, P Devin Anctil.

Kansas State

C Darryl Williams, RB Kylin Hill, DB Cameron Dantzler, LB Erroll Thompson, DL Chauncey Rivers.

Injuries

Mississippi State

Date Pos Player Injury Status
09/11/19 QB Tommy Stevens Shoulder is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Kansas State
09/09/19 OL Dareuan Parker Undisclosed is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Kansas State
09/08/19 OL Darryl Williams Undisclosed is “?” Saturday vs Kansas State
09/08/19 OL Evans Wilkerson Undisclosed is “?” Saturday vs Kansas State

Kansas State

Date Pos Player Injury Status
08/29/19 LB Justin Hughes ACL is out for season

Source: Donbest.com

Comments

This is one of the better games this weekend. Two teams trying hard to establish themselves as contenders in their leagues. This should be a close game but give MSU the edge playing in Starkville.

Our Preseason Prediction

Mississippi State 28, Kansas State 21

In-Season 14Powers.com Prediction

Mississippi State 31, Kansas State 28

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 11:00 AM CT (12:00 PM ET). Watch on the ESPN Network.

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