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Kentucky upsets No. 13 Mississippi State

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By Alex Reich | Contributing Writer

Kentucky keeps its surprising season going, as they took down No. 13 Mississippi State on Saturday night. The Wildcats won 28-7 over Bulldogs at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky.

Kentucky improved to 4-0 on the season. The Bulldogs fell to 3-1. The Wildcats are 4-0 for the first-time since the 2008 season.

Kentucky Wildcats running back Benny Snell Jr. running the ball against the Mississippi State Bulldogs

Benny Snell Jr. rushing the ball against the Mississippi State Bulldogs (Getty Images)

Mississippi State lost to Kentucky as a ranked team for the first-time since 1953. That was Bear Bryant’s last season as the Wildcats head coach.

Wildcats quarterback Terry Wilson Jr. went 8 of 14 for 71 yards. He also had an interception.

Benny Snell Jr. had 25 carries for 165 yards and four touchdowns. Asim Rose also had nine carries for 47 yards.

Dorian Baker had a 23 yard reception. C.J. Conrad had two receptions for 22 yards.

Bulldogs quarterback Nick Fitzgerald went 16 of 32 for 145 yards. He also had an interception.

Aeris Williams had eight carries for 22 yards. Fitzgerald also had 16 carries for 20 yards and a touchdown.

Osirus Mitchell had six receptions for 65 yards. Stephen Guidry had two receptions for 36 yards. Kylin Hill had three receptions for 19 yards.

In Mississippi State’s first three games, they had outscored its opponents 150-26 coming into the game. Yet, the Wildcats team was ready. They had outscored their opponents 110-46, including snapping a more than three decade losing streak to the Florida Gators.

The second half was all the Wildcats. Snell scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown up the middle for the 14-7 lead. He then added a 36-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter to the left side for a 21-7 lead.

Late in the fourth quarter, Snell scored on a 23-yard rushing touchdown to the right side for the 28-7 lead.

The game was tied at 7 at halftime. Fitzgerald scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown to the right side to give Mississippi State the 7-0 lead. Kentucky responded minutes later with a Snell two-yard rushing touchdown up the middle to tie the game.

Kentucky’s next game is next Saturday against the 2-1 South Carolina Gamecocks at 7:30 pm EST on the SEC Network. As for Mississippi State, they host the Florida Gators at 6:00 pm EST on ESPN next Saturday.

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About Alex Reich (3 Articles)
I'm a junior studying Media & Communication at The College of New Jersey, class of ‘20. Follow my Twitter for up to the latest from what I write, @alexreich21.

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