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The Mississippi State Bulldogs have enjoyed the comforts of home their last three games, but now they must head out on the road. MSU and the Kentucky Wildcats will face off in an SEC battle at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Kroger Field. UK will need to watch out since the Bulldogs have now posted big point totals in their last three contests.

The Arkansas Razorbacks typically have all the answers at home, but last week MSU proved too difficult a challenge. MSU put the hurt on Arkansas with a sharp 40-17 victory. MSU relied on the efforts of RB Dillon Johnson, who rushed for two TDs and 100 yards on 17 carries, and QB Will Rogers, who passed for three TDs and 395 yards on 48 attempts. That nimble footwork stands out as the first time Johnson has hit the 100-yard rushing mark this season. Johnson’s sharp performance also set his single-game rushing touchdown high for the season.

Meanwhile, it was all tied up 7-7 at halftime, but the Wildcats were not quite the South Carolina Gamecocks’ equal in the second half when they met last week. UK took a 24-14 hit to the loss column. That makes it the first time this season they have let down their home crowd. One thing holding UK back was the mediocre play of QB Kaiya Sheron, who did not have his best game: despite two touchdowns, he threw one interception with only 178 yards passing.

MSU is the favorite in this one, with an expected 4-point margin of victory. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (3-1-1), so they might be worth a quick bet.

MSU is now 5-1 while the Wildcats sit at 4-2. The Bulldogs are 3-1 after wins this season, and UK is 0-1 after losses.



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