MSU Ready For Final Road Test Of 2013; Meets Arkansas Saturday
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- SEC West foes clash in a pivotal matchup on Saturday as Mississippi State travels to Little Rock for a showdown with Arkansas.Kick-off is set for 11:21 a.m. CT at War Memorial Stadium. Dave Neal and Andre Ware will provide play-by-play analysis for SEC TV, with Cara Capuano serving as the sideline reporter.
|GENERAL GAME INFO
When: Saturday, Nov. 23 - 11:21 a.m. CT
Where: Little Rock, AR
Facility: War Memorial Stadium
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The Bulldogs (4-6, 1-5) gave top-ranked Alabama all it could handle last weekend, but fell just short in a 20-7 setback. The MSU defense forced four turnovers and held the potent Crimson Tide offense to its lowest point total in two years.
Sophomore cornerback Taveze Calhoun snagged the first two interceptions of his career against the nation’s top team. Kendrick Market had arguably his breakout game, forcing a fumble and recording a team-high 10 tackles.
The Mississippi State offense has averaged 433 yards of total offense per game this season, which would break the school record of 422 yards per game set in 1982.
Arkansas (3-7, 0-6) hopes to break its current seven-game losing streak and claim its first SEC win under first-year coach Bret Bielema. The Razorbacks will likely use a heavy dose of the running game on Saturday, as it boasts the third-ranked rushing offense in the conference and a passing game that currently ranks last in the league.
Freshman running back Alex Collins leads Arkansas with 946 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Sophomore Jonathan Williams has also rushed for four touchdowns to go along with 783 yards.
The Bulldogs are looking to snap a three-game losing streak. With Dan Mullen at the helm, MSU has never lost four in a row.Following Saturday’s clash, Mississippi State returns home for the always-important Battle for the Golden Egg against archrival Ole Miss. ESPN will televise the game in primetime at 6:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving night.