LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Wesley Carroll threw for two touchdowns
and Mississippi State forced a season-high six turnovers in a 31-14
victory over No. 14 Kentucky on Saturday.
Kentucky (6-2, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) has lost two
straight since knocking off then-No. 1 LSU in triple overtime. A
loss to Florida last Saturday dashed the Wildcats' national
championship hopes, and this Homecoming loss to the Bulldogs likely
knocks them out of the SEC title race, too.
Kentucky quarterback Andre Woodson was sacked three times and
threw three second-half interceptions.
A year after the Wildcats turned their season around with a
victory in Starkville, the Bulldogs returned the favor in Lexingtonto put themselves one win away from bowl eligibility.
Mississippi State (5-4, 2-3) won on the road for the third team
this year, including another signature victory last month at
Auburn. The Bulldogs hadn't won three road games since their
Independence Bowl season of 2000, the last time they appeared in
Carroll, a freshman, threw for 152 yards and doubled his career
TD total. Christian Ducre rushed for a career-high 119 yards, and
his 34-yard TD run in the fourth quarter was the Bulldogs' longest
running play of the year.
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