SEC Football Preview: Mississippi State at Kentucky

Kentucky-Mississippi State Preview

Mississippi State visits Kentucky on Saturday in Lexington. previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.

Team Schedules/Results

Mississippi State

Date Visitor Pts Home Pts
Sept. 26 Mississippi State 44 LSU 34
Oct. 3 Arkansas 21 Mississippi State 14
Oct. 10 Mississippi State Kentucky
Oct. 17 Texas A&M Mississippi State
Oct. 31 Mississippi State Alabama
Nov. 7 Vanderbilt Mississippi State
Nov. 14 Auburn Mississippi State
Nov. 21 Mississippi State Georgia
Nov. 28 Mississippi State Ole Miss
Dec. 5 Missouri Mississippi State


Date Visitor Pts Home Pts
Sept. 26 Kentucky 13 Auburn 29
Oct. 3 Ole Miss 42 Kentucky 41
Oct. 10 Mississippi State Kentucky
Oct. 17 Kentucky Tennessee
Oct. 25 Georgia Kentucky
Oct. 31 Kentucky Missouri
Nov. 14 Vanderbilt Kentucky
Nov. 21 Kentucky Alabama
Nov. 28 Kentucky Florida
Dec. 5 South Carolina Kentucky

College Football Ratings

Rating Mississippi State Kentucky
ESPN FPI 48 34
Sagarin 23 47
Massey Composite 32 38
PiRate Ratings 32 25

Key Stats

Stat Mississippi State Kentucky
Points 29.0 27.0
Points Allowed 27.5 35.5
Total YDS 516.0 471.5
Pass YDS 468.0 195.0
Rush YDS 48.0 276.5
Total YDS Allowed 350.0 391.5
Pass YDS Allowed 278.5 276.5
Rush YDS Allowed 71.5 115.0
Turnover margin -2.0 -2.0
3rd Down Conv. 42.4 60.0
3rd Down Conv. DEF 29.4 40.0

Players to Watch

Mississippi State

QB KJ Costello, LB Erroll Thompson, RB Kylin Hill, WR Osirus Mitchell.


CB Brandin Echols, QB Terry Wilson, OL Landon Young, WR Josh Ali, LB Jamar Watson, LB Chris Oats.


Mississippi State

Erroll Thompson LB Ques Sat – Shoulder
Kylin Hill RB Prob Sat – Head
Will Rogers QB Prob Sat – Undisclosed


Chris Oats LB Out For Season – Undisclosed
Bryce Oliver WR Prob Sat – Undisclosed
Kavosiey Smoke RB Out Indefinitely – Ribs



Air Leach comes to Lexington. We predicted a one-touchdown win by Kentucky in our preseason prediction. Kentucky’s had a tough first couple weeks. I think they come into this game on a mission and pull out the win. The preseason predicted score sounds about right

Our Preseason Prediction

Kentucky 28, Mississippi State 21

Game Week Prediction

Kentucky 28, Mississippi State 21

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:30 PM CT (7:30 PM ET). Watch on the SEC Network.

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