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Bulldogs Down Kentucky 24-17 - Match Report

Bulldogs Down Kentucky 24-17 - Match Report

Mississippi State got a 103-yard performance from Vick Ballard as a key part of its 24-17 victory over the Wildcats on Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field.

The Bulldogs were a 6-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 55.5.

Chris Relf completed 7 of 16 pass attempts for 111 yards for the Bulldogs in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Raymond Sanders rushed for 71 yards for Kentucky, while Randall Cobb added 11 yards. Mike Hartline threw for 258 yards for the Wildcats, while receivers Randall Cobb and Chris Matthews had 171 and 58 yards respectively.

Mississippi State lost the offensive yardage battle to Kentucky 347-325 yards in Saturday's game. Kentucky had more first downs as that total ended up 24-14.

The time of possession battle favored Kentucky as their offense was on the field for 35:45, longer than the 24:15 of their opponents.

Next game, Mississippi State takes its act on the road to face Alabama looking for another win. For Kentucky, they head home to face Charleston Southern.