Mississippi State and Texas meet a second time in the 2021 College World Series on Friday evening.

The Bulldogs are largely favored to win this matchup coming off some late-game heroics from Tanner Allen in their 6-5 comeback victory from a four-run deficit over Virginia on Tuesday.

But if the Longhorns are able to get the win, Mississippi State will have to face Texas yet again at 6 p.m. CT on Saturday, June 26 with the winner going on to a three-game championship series that starts on Monday, June 28.

You can find the latest score and live play-by-play updates of Thursday's game right here on Cowbell Corner. First pitch is set for 6:55 p.m. CT.

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Here's a look at the starting lineups.

Mississippi State:

1. Rowdey Jordan - CF

2. Tanner Allen - RF

3. Kamren James - 3B

4. Luke Hancock - 1B

5. Logan Tanner - C

6. Scotty Dubrule - 2B

7. Brad Cumbest - LF

8. Kellum Clark - DH

9. Lane Forsythe - SS

P - Houston Harding

Texas:

1. Mike Antico - CF

2. Eric Kennedy - LF

3. Zach Zubia - 1B

4. Ivan Melendez - DH

5. Mitchell Daly - 2B

6. Cam Williams - 3B

7. Douglas Hodo III - RF

8. Trey Faltine - SS

9. Silas Ardoin - C

P - Ty Madden

TOP of 1 - Texas batting

- Antico popped up to 1b (1-1BK)

- Kennedy struck out looking (1-2 KBFK)

- Zubia homered to right field, RBI (0-1 K)

- Melendez struck out swinging (1-2 KKBS)

Texas 1, MSU 0

BOTTOM of 1 - MSU batting

- Jordan singled to right center

- Allen grounded out to ss (1-0 B); Jordan advanced to second

- James singled up the middle, RBI (1-2 SKB); Jordan scored

- Hancock walked (3-1 BBKBB); James advanced to second

- Tanner singled through the left side, RBI (0-0); Hancock advanced to second; James scored

- Dubrule grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b (1-2 BKS). Tanner out on the play

MSU 2, Texas 1

TOP of 2 - Texas batting

- Daly singled to left field (1-2 FFB)

- Williams struck out swinging (2-2 KKBBS)

- Hodo III singled to center field (0-2 KS); Daly advanced to second

- Hodo III stole second; Daly stole third

- Faltine flew out to left field, SF, RBI (2-2 BSKBFF); Daly scored

- Ardoin flew out to right field (3-2 BSFBB)

MSU 2, Texas 2

BOTTOM of 2 - MSU batting

- Cumbest struck out swinging (2-2 BFKBS)

- Clark struck out looking (2-2 BBKKK)

- Forsythe singled up the middle (1-0 B)

- Jordan popped up to 2b (3-2 BBKSFBF)

MSU 2, Texas 2

TOP of 3 - Texas batting

- Antico popped up to ss (1-2 FBF)

- Kennedy grounded out to ss (1-2 KSB)

- Zubia grounded out to 3b (0-1 K)

MSU 2, Texas 2

BOTTOM of 3 - MSU batting

- Allen struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b (1-2 KKBS)

- James grounded out to 2b (3-2 BSBBFF)

- Hancock popped up to 2b (1-0 B)

MSU 2, Texas 2

TOP of 4 - Texas batting

- Melendez lined out to 3b (2-2 BFBK)

- Daly flew out to right field (1-2 BFSF)

- Williams popped up to 2b (2-2 SBBS)

MSU 2, Texas 2

BOTTOM of 4 - MSU batting

- Tanner struck out swinging (2-2 BBFKS)

- Dubrule walked (3-1 FBBBB)

- Cumbest flew out to right field

- Clark struck out looking (2-2 BSSBFK)

MSU 2, Texas 2

TOP of 5 - Texas batting

- Hodo III walked (3-0 BBBB)

- Faltine out at first pitch to 2b, SAC, bunt (0-1 F); Hodo III advanced to second

- Ardoin walked (3-0 BBBB)

- Antico singled to center field, RBI (0-0); Ardoin advanced to second; Hodo III scored

- Kennedy struck out swinging (3-2 BBFBFS)

- Johnson in to pitch for Harding

- Zubia flew out to left field (2-1 KBB)

Texas 3, MSU 2

BOTTOM of 5 - MSU batting

- Forsythe struck out looking (0-2 FKK)

- Jordan struck out swinging (1-2 KBSFS)

- Allen lined out to centerfield (3-1 BBFB)

Texas 3, MSU 2

TOP of 6 - Texas batting

- Melendez popped up to ss (2-2 KBKB)

- Daly struck out looking (0-2 KKK)

- Williams walked (3-2 SBBSBB)

- Hodo III popped up to centerfield (3-2 BBBKKFF)

Texas 3, MSU 2

BOTTOM of 6 - MSU batting

- James walked (3-1 BKBBB)

- Hancock reached on a fielder's choice to second base (1-2 KBKF); James out at second 2b to ss

- Tanner struck out swinging (2-2 SBBKFS)

- Dubrule hit by pitch (0-0); Hancock advanced to second

Texas 3, MSU 2

TOP of 7 - Texas batting

- Faltine doubled to center field (1-0 B)

- Ball lost in lights; ball awarded for pitcher delay

- Ardoin struck out looking (3-2 KBBBKFFK)

- Tullar in to pitch for Johnson

- Faltine advanced to third on a passed ball

- Antico singled to center field, RBI (3-2 FBBBSF); Faltine scored, unearned

- Kennedy walked (3-0 BBBB); Antico advanced to second

- Patrick in to pitch for Tullar

- Antico out at third c to 3b, caught stealing

- Zubia walked (3-1 KBBBB)

- Melendez singled to left field, RBI (1-0 B); Zubia advanced to second; Kennedy scored

- Smith in to pitch for Patrick.

- Daly reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop (1-2 SSB); Melendez out at second ss to 2b

Texas 5, MSU 2

BOTTOM of 7 - MSU batting

- Witt in to pitch for Madden.

- Cumbest grounded out to 3b (0-0)

- Clark grounded out to ss (1-2 FKB)

- Hatcher pinch hit for Forsythe

- Hatcher reached on a throwing error by ss (2-1 BBS)

- Jordan grounded out to 2b (2-2 KBFB)

Texas 5, MSU 2

TOP of 8 - Texas batting

- Leggett to ss for Hatcher

- Williams walked (3-1 BBKBB)

- Hodo III out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt (0-1 F); Williams advanced to second

- Faltine struck out looking (2-2 BKBFK)

- Ardoin grounded out to ss (0-0)

Texas 5, MSU 2

BOTTOM of 8 - MSU batting

- Allen doubled to left center (1-2 FSBF)

- James grounded out to ss (1-2 KKFB); Allen advanced to third

- Hancock walked (3-1 BKBBB)

- Tanner walked (3-2 KBFFBBFB); Hancock advanced to second

- Dubrule walked, RBI (3-0 BBBB); Tanner advanced to second; Hancock advanced to third; Allen scored

- Nixon in to pitch for Witt

- Cumbest singled to center field, 2 RBI (0-0); Dubrule advanced to second; Tanner scored; Hancock scored

- Clark struck out swinging (1-2 BFSS)

- Leggett walked (3-1 BBBKB); Cumbest advanced to second; Dubrule advanced to third

- Jordan fouled out to c (0-1 K)

MSU 5, Texas 5

TOP of 9 - Texas batting

- Antico walked (3-1 FBBBB)

- Kennedy grounded out to p, SAC, bunt (0-0); Antico advanced to second

- Stinnett in to pitch for Smith

- Zubia walked (3-2 BKBSBFB)

- Melendez homered to left center, 3 RBI (3-2 BBBKS); Zubia scored; Antico scored

- Daly walked (3-0 BBBB)

- MacLeod in to pitch for Stinnett

WEATHER DELAY

- Faltine struck out looking (1-2 KKBFK

- Ardoin struck out swinging (0-2 KSS)

BOTTOM of 9th - MSU batting

Allen reached on a throwing error by 1b (1-1 KB)

James flied out to cf (0-1 K)

Allen stole second

Tanner popped up to 2b (2-1-SBB)

Dubrule grounded out to ss (3-2 FBBBKF)

FINAL: Texas 8, MSU 5