No. 23 Mississippi State jumped back into the Top 25 polls after a thrilling 51-50 road victory over Arkansas on Saturday night.
What we learned: MSU has a lot of fight still left in them. The Bulldogs appeared headed toward a devastating collapse in the third quarter. MSU played offensively in the first half, scoring on every drive to take a 31-21 halftime lead.
Things changed in a hurry when Brandon Holloway fumbled the opening kickoff and the Razorbacks were in the end zone, getting within 31-28. An interception followed just seconds later and Arkansas had a touchdown on the next play to take their first lead at 35-31.
The collapse looked to be complete when Dak Prescott fumbled on the following drive and MSU saw their deficit grow to double digits, at 42-31. What many forgot, however, is that MSU still had Prescott running things on offense.
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Prescott had a game for the ages. He broke the school's single-game record in passing yards, going 38-for-50 for 508 yards passing and five touchdowns. He also added 46 yards on the ground and two more scores to out-duel Arkansas' Brandon Allen, who threw for 406 yards and seven scores.
The team that had the ball last looked to be the winner. Arkansas' game-winning field goal attempt was blocked by linebacker Beniquez Brown in the closing minutes.
MSU's resilience was something unforeseen from previous losses, setting up a big-time rivalry game this week against Ole Miss.
What's next: MSU now gets set for a monster matchup with in-state rival No. 19 Ole Miss at 6:15 p.m. Saturday. Both teams have 8-3 records. It's the second-straight season that the two teams will both play as top-25 foes, for only the sixth time in the Egg Bowl's history.