Kentucky broke three significant losing streaks Saturday in Starkville.
Happy Sunday BBN!
The day after a big SEC road win is always nice, and that’s exactly what the Kentucky Wildcats did Saturday night, thanks to their 24-3 victory over Mississippi State.
The defense was superb for the first time in over a month, and the offense did just enough to pull off the first road win over the Bulldogs since 2008. It came in the final year of this cross-division rivalry, as Kentucky is not scheduled to play the Bulldogs in 2024.
It was also Kentucky’s first SEC West road win under Mark Stoops, so he finally has that annoying monkey off his back.
More importantly, it broke a three-game losing streak that threatened to derail the season.
The three points were actually the fewest Kentucky has allowed in an SEC road game since a 31-3 win vs. Florida in 1979.
Mark Stoops and his Cats are now bowl eligible for the eighth straight season, which is a school record.
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Kentucky Tops Mississippi State in Starkville – UK Athletics
D’Eryk Jackson had a 28-yard interception return for a touchdown and the UK defense had five sacks and eight tackles for loss in the game. UK held MSU to just 218 yards of total offense.
Kentucky Defense Leads Cats Past Bulldogs on Saturday – UK Athletics
Outside of an 88-yard drive that resulted in a field goal, the Cats allowed just 130 yards on 11 drives. The Cats held the Bulldogs to an average of just 3.3 yards per play in the game.
Complementary football helps Kentucky end Starkville nightmare – KSR
A huge second quarter creating a lead that Kentucky was never going to give in. Let’s take a look at how the Wildcats beat Mississippi State.
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