It was not the prettiest, stat-padding game of all-time, but several Bulldogs turned in solid performances helping Mississippi State pick up a 17-10 victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks Saturday. So, we are turning it over to you. Who should be the Bulldogs' MVP from this game?
Josh Robinson: The junior running back did not get much done on the ground, only picking up 3.4 per carry. He did snag a touchdown, and he made an impact through the air, catching six passes for 110 yards.
Fred Ross: Ross provided the go-ahead touchdown in the second half by breaking free on a Dak Prescott scramble. That touchdown pass accounted for 69 of his 107 yards on four catches. Ross also came in on punt return duty after Jamoral Graham muffed a punt that led to an Arkansas touchdown. Ross did not return any of the punts, but he fielded them cleanly, which was a major step in the right direction.
Evan Sobiesk: After the Bulldogs passed up one field goal attempt in the third quarter, Sobiesk connected on a 38-yarder to tie the game at 10-10 with 3:35 left in the third quarter. The kick was good the moment it left his foot and swung momentum over to the Bulldogs.
Dak Prescott: It was far from a banner game from Prescott with two interceptions, but outside of those passes, Prescott put up solid numbers. He finished the night 18-27 for 331 yards and a touchdown. That touchdown was a thing of beauty as he stepped out of what looked to be an eminent sack and hit Ross for the score. Prescott also added 61 yards on the ground and avoided taking a sack.
Will Redmond: The cornerback finished the game with five tackles and the game clinching interception in the end zone. Arkansas was threatening, and one has to think that a touchdown would have led to a 2-pt conversion attempt that would have decided the game.
Matt Wells: Wells made a great hustle play to prevent an Arkansas touchdown, and that play later resulted in a missed field goal for the Razorbacks. He finished the night with team high nine tackles, one for a loss, two passes broken up, and two quarterback hurries.
Preston Smith: The defensive lineman turned in a solid performance, hurrying the quarterback three times, making 1.5 tackles in the backfield and five overall.
Devon Bell: It will not show up on the stat sheet, but Bell made what was probably a saving play on what would have been a game-tying mistake on a high snap on his final punt of the game. Just saving the snap was clutch enough, but he then drilled a 41-yard punt to force Arkansas to stare down 82 yards for a tie on their final drive.
That's our nominees. Is there someone we missed? If so, tell us in the comments, and feel free to use those comments to campaign for your player.