So much for being unconfident in picking the Mississippi St. Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs opened up a can of Whoop Ass on the Arkansas Razorbacks, bulldozing them 54-24 on Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs had over 600 yards of total offense, 640 to be precise, as they rumbled to a big, big win to get them off the pine.
It took less than three minutes for State to get on the board, as Kylin Hill capped their first drive off with a four-yard rushing touchdown. Osirus Mitchell caught a 33-yard touchdown pass from Tommy STevens several minutes later to push their lead up to 14-0, which would be the score at the end of the first quarter.
While Rakeem Boyd had a 52-yard rushing touchdown to make it 17-7 in the second quarter, Kylin Hill answered back with another short-yard touchdown (two to be exact) to push it to 24-7. Connor Limpert hit a field goal to match Jace Christmann’s total at the time, but again, Hill was in the end zone less than three minutes later. This time on a one-yard rushing TD.
Marcus Murphy scored on a pick six with less than two minutes to go in the first half. After Christmann’s PAT, it was 38-10, the score it would be going into the break. A bleak showing for the Hogs to say the very least was only worsening by the moment.
Farrod Green’s three-yard touchdown reception from Stevens at the 10:33 mark of the third quarter? Well... that didn’t do much for optimism.
Mike Woods would finally answer on an 11-yard TD reception off the arm of John Stephen Jones, but by then of course, the game was far out of reach. K.J. Jefferson scored on a five-yard rushing touchdown later on in the fourth quarter to ‘tighten’ the gap at 48-24, but Nick Gibson would put the bow on the performance with a 47-yard rushing score.
Mississippi State fans can certainly take solace in this performance, as it ends a woeful stretch of football. They were finally given some positives, especially so on offense, after being so stuck in the mud for a while.
Arkansas fans? Well... ... ... yeah.