Game Day Blog: KJ Jefferson’s First Drive One to Remember
9:47, 4th Quarter – Fans have been wanting to see KJ Jefferson play and once he finally took the field, he did not disappoint them. His first snap at QB, he picks up 21 yards on the ground. His first pass went for 32 yards to Treylon Burks. Jefferson then capped the drive with a five yard TD run. MSU 48, ARK 24
4:03, 3rd Quarter – Arkansas gets back in the end zone as John Stephen Jones hit Mike Woods in the corner of the end zone to not only convert a fourth down attempt but Jones’ second TD pass in as many weeks. MSU 45, ARK 17
10:33, 3rd Quarter – Mississippi State routed Arkansas 52-6 last season in Starkville and they are well on their way to doing the same in Fayetteville this afternoon. Steven’s second TD pass gives them a 35-point lead. MSU 45, ARK 10
13:50, 3rd Quarter – New quarter. Same result. Arkansas starts the second half with another three-and-out with JS Jones starting the half at QB.
0:00, 2nd Quarter – Mississippi State’s running game has had their way with the Arkansas defense as they lead by four scores heading into the locker room. Outside of the Rakeem Boyd 52-yard touchdown run, it was a brutal half for the Razorbacks.
1:31, 2nd Quarter – John Stephen Jones takes over at quarterback but there was not change in the production. A three-and-out gives MSU another possession before the half and already leading by four TDs.
1:59, 2nd Quarter – Ben Hicks was picked off and taken back for a score. It’s ugly. Again. MSU 38, Hogs 10.
3:00, 2nd Quarter – Kylin Hill breaks another big run, this one goes for 58 yards as he already has 192 yards on the ground and the team has picked up 306 rushing in the first two quarters. Hill capps off another drive with his 3rd rushing score of the day. MSU 31, Hogs 10
5:00, 2nd Quarter – A Ben Hicks interception was overturned but Arkansas could not punch it into the end zone. Connor Limpert’s 40-yard field goal was good as the Hogs creep a little closer. Bulldogs 24, Razorbacks 10
5:56, 2nd Quarter – Arkansas catches a big break as MSU muffed a punt and Jordan Silver recovers for the Hogs as the Bulldogs’ 23.
7:55, 2nd Quarter – A pair of big plays quickly put MSU in the red zone and Kylin Hill capped the drive again with another TD run. He already has 144 yards on the ground with two scores. Bulldogs 24, Razorbacks 7
10:24, 2nd Quarter – The Hogs defense got the stop it needed and then the offense got the big play they needed. Boyd broke free for a 51-yard touchdown run up the home sideline as Arkansas shows some life. Boyd now has 79 yards rushing on just five carries. Mississippi State 17, Arkansas 7
11:31, 2nd Quarter – Arkansas desperately needed to get a defensive stop and they did just that as MSU picks up just two yards. Hogs will have great field position as they take over their own 40.
12:37, 2nd Quarter – Another drive and another three-and-out for the Hogs. Offense is doing nothing against State and the Bulldogs take over at their own 8 after the third Arkansas punt in the first 18 minutes of the game.
14:04, 2nd Quarter – MSU marched 68 yards in 11 plays but had to settle for a short field goal after TJ Smith made a play on third down to prevent QB Tommy Stevens from scrambling for a first down. Time of possession is 13:05 for the Bulldogs compared to just 2:51 for Arkansas. Mississippi State 17, Arkansas 0
0:00, 1st Quarter – It’s been all Mississippi State in the first quarter as they piled up 226 yards in the first 15 minutes compared to just 27 for Arkansas. Bulldogs inside the red zone as they move to the second period.
4:07, 1st Quarter – Another empty drive for Arkansas as they go three-and-out that included two passes well off the mark from Ben Hicks. Bulldogs get the ball back at their own 24 looking to add to their 14 point lead.
5:31, 1st Quarter – After picking up a fourth down conversion, Osirus Mitchell rose above Arkansas defensive back Ladarius Bishop for a jump ball and a 33-yard touchdown pass. Bulldogs in control midway through the first quarter. Bulldogs 14, Razorbacks 0
11:01, 1st Quarter – Rakeem Boyd broke a 22-yard run on the first offensive play for Arkansas but they picked up just three yards in their next three plays as the Hogs punt it away. MSU takes over at their own 20 after a touchback.
12:11, 1st Quarter – The SEC’s leading rusher broke free for 62 yards on the game’s first play and then Kylin Hill punched it in two plays later as Mississippi State already has a lead. Bulldogs 7, Razorbacks 0
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