Games Mississippi State has won in a row, the second-longest streak in program history. The Bulldogs, 7-0 for the second time in three years under Mullen, last lost in November 2013 in a 20-7 setback against Alabama. MSU’s current streak includes six wins against Southeastern Conference competition.
Games MSU has played this year, and it’s also how many times junior quarterback Dak Prescott has scored at least three touchdowns. On Saturday, the Haughton, Louisiana, native rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another, giving him a 26 scores. In leading MSU to a 4-0 start in the SEC, Prescott has 14 touchdowns.
With his huge day Saturday, that’s MSU tailback Josh Robinson’s rank in the SEC for rushing yards. With 198 yards, Robinson lifted his season total to 887. He also has 10 touchdowns.
“That’s Josh Robinson,” Prescott said. “Nothing he does surprises me anymore. He’s a great running back.”
While Robinson and Prescott stole the show on the ground, Prescott had plenty of options through the air. Eight Bulldogs caught passes, including four on the opening drive that gave the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead. Sophomore Fred Ross led the Bulldogs with five catches for 51 yards. Sophomore Fred Brown had three receptions for 37 yards.
Times MSU’s offense has topped the 500-yard mark this season. The lone exception was a 488-yard showing against No. 2 Auburn two weeks ago. The Bulldogs had 542 yards against the Wildcats, 12 more than their average of 530.
Mullen’s record against Kentucky. MSU’s sixth-year coach has beaten Kentucky every year since he took over at MSU before the 2009 season. Despite the dominance, Mullen saw a different bunch of Wildcats on Saturday.
“They’ve played us tough in the past,” Mullen said. “I’ll tell you what, I think that was two very good football teams out there on the field today. They’re a very dangerous team. I wouldn’t be surprised to see them have a fantastic rest of the year and land a great bowl game this year.”