Mississippi State Bulldogs up to #16 after 40-17 win over Arkansas

As for that SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week award, the other half going to Mississippi State quarterback Will Rogers, Mingo’s former teammate at Brandon High School.

The nation’s leader in passing yards shredding Arkansas for 395 yards and three touchdowns en route to a dominating 40-17 home win over Arkansas, earning the Bulldogs their highest rank of the Mike Leach era at number 16 in the AP poll.

MSU getting solid wide receiver production from a pair of local standouts in Ocean Springs alum Austin Williams and D’Iberville alum Jaden Walley, who both caught first half touchdowns.

Following the game, Leach putting Rogers into the category of Heisman front-runner. “I don’t think there’s any question whatsoever, and I’m extremely curious who somebody thinks is ahead of him. And typically, what it is is – and there’s a lot of this going on now-a-days – somebody just selects the biggest team that they can think of and the ones that they think might go to the playoffs or be good down the stretch or the ones that are closest to big media bases, and then some of them will just randomly stick a guy on a list who hadn’t even done anything, and that happens all the time. So, you can think about the absurdity of that and it’d certainly give you a good article to write.”

Next up for State is a top 25 match-up on the road against 22nd ranked Kentucky set to kick off at 6:30 p.m. Saturday from Lexington.

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