The annual Mississippi State-Kentucky football game doesn't
often generate a lot of national headlines or even much interest
within the Southeastern Conference.
It'll be the same way this season when the two teams meet on
Saturday in Lexington, Ky.
No national rankings. No chance at an SEC title. Very few
But for two programs trying to raise their national profile and
get to the postseason, it's a date both have circled long before
the season begins.
Lately, the margin between Mississippi State and Kentucky has
been razor-thin. They've split the past six games and five of those
games have been decided by a touchdown or less.
The two teams are a combined 0-7 in the SEC this season. Both
need three more wins to become bowl eligible.
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