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Mississippi State 17, Arkansas 10: The Bulldogs Comeback to Remain Undefeated

Mississippi State came from behind to score 17 unanswered points to win their first home game as the number one team in the country.

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Bret Bielema and Arkansas's SEC losing streak continues, but for an unranked team that has not won an SEC game in over two seasons, the Razorbacks continue to push the envelope on breaking through with a monumental win. After losing to (a then-No. 6) Texas A&M in overtime and Alabama by one, Bielema's Razorbacks gave the Mississippi State Bulldogs everything they wanted in the Bulldogs' first home game as No. 1, but Mississippi State prevailed 17-10.

Despite career highs for Dak Prescott in passing (331, plus 61 rushing) and receiving for Josh Robinson (110, plus 64 rushing), Mississippi State's offense struggled at times with Arkansas' defense. Three first half Bulldog turnovers, including a pair of Prescott interceptions and a botched interception return, gave Arkansas' good field position, but the Razorbacks were only able to capitalize on the field position for ten points.

After taking a 10-0 defecit midway through the second quarter, Mississippi State scored 17 unanswered points, capped by a 69-yard Prescott touchdown pass to a wide open Fred Ross. Arkansas would give State a few more scares, but were unable to score again to even the game up.

With just over five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Arkansas got inside the Mississippi State five yard line. After getting stuffed on third down, Bielema elected to go quickly go for the touchdown on fourth down from the three, but Alex Collins got stuffed. After Mississippi State's ensuing drive stalled with two and a half minutes remaining, Arkansas drove down the field to the Mississippi State 16, but Brandon Allen was intercepted in the endzone by Will Redmond to end the comeback attempt.

On Arkansas' final drive, tight end Hunter Henry hauled in two catches for sixty yards which helped towards his career high seven catches and 110 yards.