AUBURN, Ala. - In a tough ending for the Bulldogs, Mississippi State fell in the final minute to Auburn on the road 24-20 Saturday night at Jordan-Hare Stadium in the 2013 Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.
Auburn jumped out to an 11-0 lead before MSU climbed back into the contest in the second quarter, trailing only 14-13 at halftime.
In the second half, State seemed to take control of the contest, taking a 20-14 lead of its own in the third quarter, while holding the Tigers to just three points until the final seconds of the game.
MSU had out-gained Auburn offensively until the final drive when the Tigers scored the game-winning touchdown with 10 seconds remaining.
Among others, Dak Prescott was a bright spot for Dan Mullen's team in his second-straight start under center, as he was 15-for-28 passing for 213 yards and also amassed 133 yards and two touchdowns rushing.
MSU (1-2, 0-1 SEC) returns home next weekend, hosting Troy at 6:30 p.m. central on FSN.