Thursday November 6th, 2014

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks

Mississippi State looks to avoid an unlikely upset when it hosts Tennessee-Martin on Saturday. The Bulldogs are coming off a narrow 17-10 win over Arkansas, while the Skyhawks blew out Murray State 62-38 in their last game for their fourth straight win.

In the newest College Football Playoff rankings, Mississippi State held on to its No. 1 ranking. The Bulldogs were joined by fellow SEC West team Auburn in the top four.

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

How to Watch

Details for Saturday's game are below: 

Kickoff: 4:00 p.m. ET

Live Stream: The game can be live streamed here

TV Coverage: SEC Network

Radio: For Tennessee-Martin affiliates, click here. For Mississippi State affiliates, click here.

Season Recap


The Division I-FCS Skyhawks struggled in their lone contest against an FBS Power Five team, getting blown out by Kentucky 59-14 in the season opener. But the team has fared much better against lesser competition, going 5-5 overall this season and 4-3 in the Ohio Valley conference. Tennessee-Martin's offense has come alive the past two weeks, scoring 37 points and 62 points in wins over Austin Peay and Murray State.

Running back Abou Toure is poised to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark, carrying 152 times for 886 yards and eight touchdowns this season, and quarterback Jarod Neal has put together a solid season as well, completing 66.4 percent of his passes for 1,681 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions. Linebacker Tony Bell has made an impact on defense, tallying the second-most tackles on the team and adding a team-high 5.5 sacks and 17 tackles for loss.

Mississippi State

11/1: Mississippi State 17, Arkansas 10

With the win, Mississippi State got off to an 8-0 start overall and 5-0 SEC start for the first time since 1999. The Bulldogs held an opponent sackless for the first time this season. Quarterback Dak Prescott threw for 331 yards, marking the first 300-yard game of his career and the first time a quarterback has thrown for 300 yards under sixth-year head coach Dan Mullen.

10/25: Mississippi State 45, Kentucky 31

Mississippi State tailback Josh Robinson carried 23 times for 198 yards and two touchdowns, and quarterback Dak Prescott threw for 216 yards and a touchdown. Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles scored a four-yard rushing touchdown with less than three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter to narrow the deficit to seven, but the Bulldogs added another score to seal the win.

10/11: Mississippi State 38, Auburn 23

Mississippi State forced two turnovers during a 59-second stretch of the first quarter and scored 21 points in the first quarter. Bulldogs quarterback Dak Prescott completed 18 of 34 passes for 246 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. He also rushed for 121 yards and two scores. The Bulldogs and Tigers each had four turnovers with five interceptions being thrown in the game.

10/4: Mississippi State 48, Texas A&M 31

Mississippi State vaulted itself into the national title conversation with a convincing win over the Aggies. Dak Prescott entered the Heisman conversation with 268 yards passing and two touchdowns. On the ground, he had 77 yards and three more scores. The Bulldogs racked up 559 yards of total offense on the Aggies. 

9/20: Mississippi State 34, LSU 29

Mississippi State pulled off a stunning win in Death Valley in its opening SEC game of the season. In the Bulldogs' victory, Dak Prescott threw for 268 yards and two touchdowns. He also added 105 rushing yards on 22 carries and another score on the ground. Wide receiver Jameon Lewis finished the game with 116 yards on five catches with a score. At the start of the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs were up 34-10. 

9/13: Mississippi State 35, South Alabama 3

The Bulldogs earned an easy win over South AlabamaDak Prescott threw for 201 yards and one touchdown. He also went topped 100 yards on the ground again, finishing up with 139 yards on 14 carries. Mississippi State finished with 514 yards of total offense in the win. 

9/6: Mississippi State 47, UAB 34

Mississippi State held off a scrappy UAB team for the win in its second contest of the season. Dak Prescott finished the game with 211 yards through the air and four touchdowns. He added 111 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Running back Josh Robinson was the top performer out of the backfield with 124 yards on 20 carries. 

8/30: Mississippi State 49, Southern Miss 0

The Bulldogs opened up their season with a convincing win over the Eagles. Dak Prescott threw for 284 yards and four touchdowns. Josh Robinson led the way on the ground with 87 yards on 14 carries. On the afternoon, Mississippi State racked up 550 yards of total offense.

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