Mississippi State excelled on both sides of the football as the Bulldogs took down #No.17 Texas A&M by a score of 42-24 at Davis Wade Stadium. MSU racked up 473 yards of total offense and State forced 4 turnovers to pave the way to another upset win over the Aggies.
State has played a ranked A&M team 5 times since the Aggies joined the Southeastern Conference in 2012 and the Bulldogs have claimed victory in 4 of those 5 meetings. State ran for 144 yards – the team’s second-highest single-game rushing yardage total in the Mike Leach era – and Will Rogers had his 17th career game with 300 or more yards passing.
Receiver Rara Thomas had a banner day catching the football, setting a new career high with 134 receiving yards, as well as hauling in a career long 75-yard touchdown pass. Decamerion Richardson and Jett Johnson tied for the team lead with nine tackles each.
The Bulldogs also recorded four sacks.
Mississippi State head football coach Mike Leach met with the media after the game to discuss the win. Video is courtesy of Hail State Athletics.