This is the inaugural Advocare Texas Kickoff featuring opponents from the SEC and Big 12.
Oklahoma State entered the game ranked #13 by the AP and #14 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Prior to this game, the Bulldogs had won 13 non-conference games in a row.
The Mississippi State defense held Oklahoma State to their first scoreless quarter in a span of 35 quarters (since the first quarter versus Kansas on October 13, 2012).
In the first half alone, Mississippi State forced OSU to punt five times, matching the Cowboys' season high in 2012.
Butkus Award watch list linebacker Deontae Skinner tied a career high with ten tackles.
Sophomore Dak Prescott set career highs in completions (7), attempts (17), passing yards (89), and longest pass completion (35).
Junior defensive back Dee Arrington recorded a career-high seven tackles.
Sophomore defensive Taveze Calhoun registered a career-best tying six tackles.