Last season, the Mississippi State Bulldogs were poised to make a run at the first college football playoff before hitting a losing streak late in the year. The 24th-ranked Bulldogs will go into Thursday night’s game at the Missouri Tigers with a 6-2 record for the season along with being 2-2 in the Southeastern Conference with some hopes of still making a playoff run. Missouri will go into the game with a 4-4 overall record and a 1-4 record in conference play.
The Bulldogs have won three straight games, all at home, including a 42-16 win over Kentucky on October 24. The offense is led by Dax Prescott who has 2,048 passing yards, 14 touchdowns and just one interception. Prescott is also leading the team in rushing with 371 yards on the ground and seven touchdowns. If Prescott does end up throwing, it is usually in the direction of De’Runnya Wilson who has 33 catches for 524 yards and six touchdowns. This is a huge game for the Bulldogs as they will host Alabama next week.
For Missouri, scoring points has been a huge challenge. The Tigers have scored just 12 points over their last three games which have all been losses. Their defense has been the ones keeping them in games, giving up just 12.5 points per game. With Maty Mauk suspended and out for the season, Drew Lock is under center with 763 passing yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. Nate Brown has been good in the pass game with 20 catches for 251 yards and four touchdowns while Ish Witter has been carrying the load running the ball with 342 rushing yards and a touchdown.
What time is the Missouri vs. Mississippi State game?
The Missouri vs. Mississippi State game will begin at 9 p.m. Eastern.
What date and channel will the Missouri vs. Mississippi State game be on?
The Missouri vs. Mississippi State game will be played on Thursday, November 5 and can be seen on ESPN.