State Hits Road For First Time Since September; Meets No. 14 USC

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Dak Prescott leads all SEC quarterbacks with 10 rushing TDs this season.
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STARKVILLE, Miss. – For the first time since mid-September, Mississippi State hits the road for a pivotal SEC showdown at No. 14 South Carolina on Saturday.

Kickoff is set for 11:21 a.m. CT at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C. Dave Neal and Andre Ware will serve as play-by-play commentators for SEC TV, while 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 channels 200 and 157.

Saturday, Nov. 2 - 11:21 a.m. CT
Where: Columbia, SC
Facility: Williams-Brice Stadium
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Television: SEC TV
Live Video Streaming: ESPN3
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Radio: Mississippi State Bulldog Network
In-Stadium Radio Frequency: FM 92.7 (backup: 100.7)
Satellite Radio: Sirius 157, XM 200 (USC feed)
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The Bulldogs (4-3, 1-2) enter Saturday’s matchup coming off an important 28-22 win against Kentucky last Thursday night. Standout receiver Jameon Lewis scored a touchdown in three different ways for the second time this season, finding the end zone by receiving, rushing, and passing for a touchdown. Deontae Skinner and Benardrick McKinney led the Maroon and White with 11 and 10 tackles, respectively.

Sophomore quarterback Dak Prescott currently leads all conference signal callers with 10 rushing touchdowns and 490 rushing yards. The Haughton, La., native paces the Maroon and White with eight passing touchdowns, and even ranks second on the team in receiving touchdowns with two. Senior guard Gabe Jackson, the reigning SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week, will make his 47th consecutive start on Saturday, the second best total in the nation.

MSU looks to continue its winning ways against SEC East opponents, having won four straight since 2011. Dan Mullen is 9-3 all-time against the East as Mississippi State’s head coach.

The last SEC East foe to beat the Bulldogs was none other than Steve Spurrier’s South Carolina squad in the most recent series meeting two years ago. MSU never trailed until late, when Gamecock quarterback Connor Shaw completed a four-yard touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffery with four minutes remaining to claim a 14-12 victory.

This year’s SC team (6-2, 4-2) is once again in contention for a spot in the SEC Championship Game, completing an impressive comeback to win 27-24 at then fifth-ranked Missouri last week in double-overtime. The Gamecocks trailed 17-0 early in the fourth quarter before late game heroics by Shaw led the Garnet and Black to victory.

South Carolina runningback Mike Davis leads the SEC in rushing with 930 yards through eight games. Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney may be a household name around college football, but fellow lineman Kelcy Quarles leads the Gamecocks with 7.0 sacks, good for second in the league.

Following Saturday’s clash in the Palmetto State, MSU will travel to the Lone Star State to play SEC West rival Texas A&M next weekend. CBS will televise the 2:30 p.m. CT matchup at Kyle Field in College Station.


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