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Full Game Log: Arkansas 31, Mississippi State 28

The Razorbacks welcome the Bulldogs to town and could gain bowl eligibility with a victory today.

Arkansas (5-3, 1-3 SEC) is set to take on Mississippi State (5-3, 3-2) in a game that will indeed have post-season implications.

The Bulldogs are ranked No. 17 in the country according to the College Football Playoff Poll.

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Mississippi State is led by quarterback Will Rogers, who has thrown for 2,890 yards and 19 touchdowns.

Rogers will look to pick apart a Razorback defense who had tremendous success in last season’s matchup against the Bulldog’ Air Raid’ offense.

Arkansas enters the game with the same record as Mississippi State, but State boasts a two-game advantage in league play.

The Razorbacks are coming off their bye week and are expecting to get their third victory of the season over a ranked opponent.

Since 2012, the Bulldogs have a 7-2 edge in the series that was dominated by the Hogs from 1992-2011.

1st Quarter

Arkansas wins the toss and elects to receive and will start its first drive from the 25-yard line.

PUNT - Arkansas punts it after a 6-play, 19-yard drive. The Razorbacks failed to convert on 3rd & 2 from their own 44-yard line. Reid Bauer punt for 56-yards for a touchback. 

change of possession

PUNT - Mississippi State goes three and out and punts it back to Arkansas. Both teams forced to punt on their first possession. Archer Trafford punts 44-yards, fair caught by Nathan Parodi at Arkansas 32-yard line. 

change of possession

FIELD GOAL - Arkansas puts together a 9-play, 40-yard drive resulting in a field goal. The highlight of the drive was a 25-yard pass from KJ Jefferson to Treylon Burks for a first down. Cam Little makes 46-yard Field Goal. Hogs lead 3-0 

Razorbacks kickoff to Bulldogs for a touchback.

change of possession

PUNT - Arkansas defense forces another three and out as John Ridgeway stuffs the run on 1st down and Joe Foucha PBU on 3rd & 9. Following back-to-back penalties by Mississippi State, Trafford punts 44-yards, Parodi returns 8-yards to the Arkansas 48-yard line. 

change of possession

TOUCHDOWN ARKANSAS - Following a pass interference penalty against Mississippi State, Dominique Johnson bulldozed his way into the endzone for a 1-yard touchdown run! Key plays from the drive included a T. Burks 26-yard run on a trick play and a D. Johnson 14-yard run on an inside handoff he bounced to the outside. 7-play, 52-yard drive. Hogs lead 10-0

Razorbacks kickoff to Bulldogs, return negated by a penalty against the Bulldogs. 

change of possession

Bulldogs drive starting on their own 9-yard line. 

Bulldogs drive into Razorback territory. Will Rogers converts a 4th & 1 on a quarterback keeper to keep the Mississippi State drive alive. Bulldogs are at the Razorback 28-yard line following a Rogers pass completion to Makai Polk for 11-yards. 

End of 1st Quarter: Razorbacks 10 - Bulldogs 0 

2nd Quarter

INTERCEPTION - Grant Morgan intercepts MSU quarterback Will Rogers and returns it to the Arkansas 43-yard line. Personal foul penalty against Arkansas moves the Hogs back to their own 26-yard line. 

change of possession

PUNT - Arkansas goes three and out and fails to capitalize on the big interception. Bauer punts 45-yards to Jaden Walley who is immediately tackled for a 2-yard loss. 

change of possession

MISSED FIELD GOAL -  The Bulldogs drove down to the Arkansas 5-yard line and threatened to score a touchdown. The Razorback defense came up big as they kept the Bulldogs out of the endzone, forcing them to settle for a field goal. MSU kicker, Brandon Ruiz, missed the 23-yard field goal! The Bulldogs are still scoreless. 

change of possession

Arkansas takes over from their own 5-yard line. 

FIELD GOAL - Arkansas caps off a 9-play, 50-yard drive with a Cam Little 48-yard field goal. The drive was highlighted by running back Raheim “Rocket” Sanders who accumulated 46 total yards. Hogs lead 13-0

change of possession

TOUCHDOWN MISSISSIPPI STATE - The Bulldogs drove down into Razorback territory when Tre Williams came off the edge and got the Razorback’s first sack of the game. With only 16-seconds remaining in the half, Razorback defensive back Simeon Blair intercepted a pass in the endzone, but a pass interference penalty on Myles Slusher negated the play. The Bulldogs converted the next play into a touchdown on a 3-yard pass from Rogers to Walley. Hogs lead 13-7 

change of possession

KJ Jefferson takes a knee to end the half. 

End of 2nd Quarter: Razorbacks 13 - Bulldogs 7 

3rd Quarter

TOUCHDOWN MISSISSIPPI STATE - It appeared the Arkansas defense had forced another three and out when John Ridgeway made a big-time run stuff on 3rd & 3, but Mississippi State went for it on 4th down and converted on a Jo’quavious Marks 4-yard run. The Bulldogs capitalized on that momentum and finished the drive scoring a touchdown on a Rogers 6-yard pass to Rara Thomas. Hogs trail 13-14

change of possession

Arkansas starts the drive from their own 25-yard line.

FIELD GOAL - Things started to get chippy on this drive as Treylon Burks got into a shoving match with several Bulldog players on the Mississippi State sideline. Officials had to intervene to separate everyone, but no flags were thrown as things de-escalated quickly. Once again, the Razorback offense stalled once they entered Bulldog territory, and Sam Pittman elected to settle for a field goal on 4th & 2. Cam Little delivered by nailing a 52-yarder. Hogs back in the lead 16-14

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change of possession

Mississippi State starts the drive from their own 25-yard line.

MISSED FIELD GOAL - Mississippi State missed a 46-yard field goal attempt. The drive was highlighted by a 42-yard pass from Will Rogers to Makai Polk.  

 change of possession

Hogs end the quarter on a KJ Jefferson pass to Rocket Sanders, who ran for 11-yards and bulldozed a Mississippi State defender on his way out of bounds. 

End of 3rd Quarter: Razorbacks 16 - Bulldogs 14

 4th Quarter

TOUCHDOWN ARKANSAS - Arkansas scored on a 14-yard pass from KJ Jefferson to Treylon Burks. The Hogs' 9-play, 72-yard drive was highlighted by a 24-yard Dominique Johnson run and two Burks' receptions for 29-yards. Hogs lead 23-14

change of possession

TOUCHDOWN MISSISSIPPI STATE - Mississippi State scores on a 37-yard pass from Rogers to Thomas. The Razorback defenders bit on a double-move by Thomas, freeing him up for a wide-open catch and run. Hogs lead 23-21

change of possession

MISSED FIELD GOAL - Cam Little misses a 42-yard field goal. The Razorbacks put together a 10-play, 51-yard drive but were forced to settle for a field goal and missed. 

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TOUCHDOWN MISSISSIPPI STATE - Mississippi State caps off a 9-play, 76-yard drive that took 5-minutes off the clock, with a 15-yard touchdown pass from Rogers to Marks. Hogs trail 23-28

change of possession

**2:22 remaining in the game**

- Jefferson to D. Johnson for 7-yards

- D. Johnson runs for 11-yards 

- Jefferson to T. Knox for 4-yards 

**1:42 remaining, ball on Ark 47**

- Jefferson to Tyson Morris for 19-yards

- Jefferson incomplete pass

**1:16 remaining, ball on Miss St 34**

- Jefferson to Knox for 4-yards

- Jefferson to Knox for 5-yards

- 4th & 1 pass incomplete: FLAG - Holding on Miss St - FIRST DOWN Ark

**1 minute remaining, ball on Miss St 15**

- Jefferson to Morris for 6-yards to Miss St 9

- Jefferson scrambles for 5-yards and a FIRST DOWN

TOUCHDOWN ARKANSAS - D. Johnson 4-yard touchdown run!! Hogs lead 29-28

2 POINT ATTEMPT - SUCCESS, D. Johnson runs it in!! Hogs lead 31-28

change of possession

**21 seconds remaining in the game**

- Rogers complete to Christian Ford for 17-yards

- Rogers complete to Polk for 13-yards

**8 seconds remaining**

- Rogers complete to Austin Williams for 23-yards

Miss St TIMEOUT

**2 seconds remaining**

Ark TIMEOUT

MISSED FIELD GOAL - Mississippi State misses the game-tying field goal, RAZORBACKS WIN!!

GAME OVER: Razorbacks 31 - Bulldogs 28


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