Dogs, Cats Set To Tangle On Thursday Night At Davis Wade Stadium

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Davis Wade Stadium will be the scene Thursday night when MSU and Kentucky clash on the gridiron on national television.
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STARKVILLE, Miss. – Thursday Night Football is back at Davis Wade Stadium.

In a Southeastern Conference matchup, Mississippi State battles Kentucky this Thursday in an ESPN primetime clash. Kickoff is set for 6:31 p.m. CT, with Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, and David Pollack handling TV play-by-play duties. Jim Ellis, Matt Wyatt, and John Correro will provide the call of the game on the Mississippi State Radio Network and through satellite radio on Sirius/XM channel 91.

Thursday, Oct. 24 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Starkville, MS
Facility: Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field
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MSU (3-3, 0-2) enters the contest coming off a bye week. The Bulldogs outlasted Bowling Green 21-20 in a Homecoming matchup on Oct. 12 in their last outing. Dak Prescott once again led the Maroon and White ground attack with 139 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.

Prescott’s nine rushing scores on the season are good for second best in the conference and are tops among league quarterbacks. He is also ninth in the SEC in total offense with 1,347 offensive yards (890 passing, 457 rushing).

The Bulldogs continue to be efficient on the offensive side of the ball, having only punted three times in the last three games. MSU boasts the league’s fourth-best rushing offense and the conference’s second-best turnover margin ratio.

Kentucky (1-5, 0-3) hopes to reverse its fortunes after enduring a brutal stretch of games against four consecutive ranked opponents. The Wildcats’ last fell to top-ranked Alabama 48-7 two weeks ago before also enjoying a bye week this past weekend.

Under first-year head coach Mark Stoops, UK leads the conference in defensive fumble recoveries with six. Big Blue has also found success in the kicking game, entering Thursday’s game with a perfect 6-for-6 mark on field goal attempts.

Mississippi State has won the last four in the series between the teams. With a win on Thursday, the Bulldogs would be the first team in the history of the series to win five in a row. The series has been closely contested in recent years, with each of the last three matchups in Starkville being decided by a touchdown or less. MSU claimed a 27-14 win in Lexington last season.

Since 2006, the road team has won all but one of the meetings in the series. The only win by a home team came in 2010, when the Bulldogs won 24-17 in the most recent matchup in Starkville.

Following Thursday’s matchup, Mississippi State will hit the road for the first time since mid-September for a road showdown at South Carolina on Nov. 2. That game is set for a 11:21 a.m. CT kickoff on SEC TV.




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