Top-ranked Bulldogs outlast Kentucky

Lexington, KY ( – Josh Robinson ran for a career-high 198
yards and two touchdowns, the last a back-breaking 73-yarder in the fourth
quarter that helped No. 1 Mississippi State to a hard-earned 45-31 win over

Robinson’s critical run with 11:47 to play came with the Bulldogs clinging to
a 31-24 lead and enabled Mississippi State (7-0, 4-0 SEC) to withstand a four-
touchdown effort from Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles and remain unbeaten
in its first-ever game as the nation’s top-ranked team.

Dak Prescott aided the cause by running for two touchdowns and throwing for
another, though the Heisman candidate was overall outplayed by Towles, who put
up 390 yards and a pair of touchdowns through the air and added 76 rushing
yards and two scores.

His final TD run brought Kentucky (5-3, 2-3) within 38-31 with 2:31 remaining,
but MSU’s Christian Holmes took the ensuing onside kick attempt 61 yards for a
touchdown that foiled the upset bid.

Prescott finished 18-of-33 for 216 yards with one interception and tallied 88
yards on the ground on 18 attempts.