Mississippi State’s defense has certainly made a statement in the past two weeks. In their last eight quarters of football, the Bulldogs’ defense has surrendered just a single touchdown.
MSU held Vanderbilt out of the end zone and allowed only five first downs last week and followed up that performance by limiting No. 12 Kentucky to only 216 total yards and forcing four turnovers. The Wildcats rolled into Starkville with the Southeastern Conference’s top rusher Chris Rodriguez Jr. Rodriguez was averaging 110.7 yards per game entering his encounter with State but was held to just 34 yards on the ground.
UK finished with 66 yards rushing, marking the fifth time this season that Zach Arnett’s defense has held an opponent under the century mark on the ground.
Mississippi State head football coach Mike Leach spoke about the win after the game. Video is courtesy of Hail State Athletics.