“They're our locked opponent across the Division,” the Bulldog quarterback said. “They're a team trying to do what we've done here. And they're not far off."
Prescott is correct. Though Mississippi State has owned the inter-Division rivalry ever since Dan Mullen took over, none of the six-straight victories have come easily. The average winning margin of 9.8 points is deceptive, too. Such as in 2014, when then-#1 State needed an on-sides kickoff return to keep control.
So Prescott and the Bulldogs are alert to both the challenge Kentucky will bring to Scott Field (6:39, SECN), and the opportunity Mississippi State has.
“We’re kind of in the second half of the season,” Prescott said. “So we’ve got to get a good win in the SEC and get rolling.”