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Vick Ballard is as graceful as it sounds.
In Starkville, Mississippi, the Hogs and Bulldogs throw down for better standing in the SEC West, which has already been won by Auburn University.
This game has all the makings of a shootout.
Here is my score-by-score prediction for this football game:
In the first quarter, Mississippi State gets the ball and moves down the field, and Chris Relf throws a touchdown pass to RB Vick Ballard. 7-0, Bulldogs!
Arkansas responds, but only with a field goal. 7-3 Mississippi State.
After a stretch of good defensive play, Mississippi State gets the scoring going again in the second quarter when Chris Relf runs it in from 34 yards away. 14-3 Mississippi State!
After intercepting a Ryan Mallett pass, MSU kicks a field goal. It's 17-3 Mississippi State.
Arkansas moves the ball down the field, but only to watch a field goal attempt bounce off the upright. MSU would then convert a huge pass play that sets up a one-yard TD run by Chris Relf. It's 24-3 Mississippi State!
But Arkansas finally gets some offense going as Ryan Mallett finds Greg DJ Williams in the end zone from 50 yards away to pull the Hogs within 24-10 with two minutes left in the half.
That 2:00 is all the Dawgs need to get in FG range and boom a field goal before halftime. 27-10 Mississippi State at the break!
The third quarter begins with a three-and-out by Arkansas resulting in MSU getting the ball back. The Dawgs can't punch it in, but they make a field goal to make it 30-10 in favor of Mississippi State.
Arkansas finally wakes up as Mallett throws a TD pass to DJ Williams from 24 yards out and it's 30-17 Mississippi State.
On the next drive, MSU throws the ball right into the hands of an Arkansas defender and they take over in Dawg territory. Knile Davis takes it in from two yards out to get Arkansas within 30-24 at the end of the third quarter.
Mississippi State blows a huge oppurtunity early in the fourth by missing a pretty easy field goal to keep Arkansas in it.
The Hogs capitalize when Mallett throws a 31-yard touchdown to Broderick Green to give Arkansas an unbelievable 31-30 lead.
But it wouldn't last too long. With 2:47 to go, Vick Ballard runs it in again to give the Dawgs a 36-31 lead! They go for two and don't get it.
2:47 on the clock. One timeout. Down five, and your QB is Ryan Mallett. This is intense.
Mallett leads the Hogs down the field and then throws a touchdown pass on a screen pass to Knile Davis! 37-36 Hogs! They go for two and also don't make it. The touchdown comes with just 14 seconds left in the game!
MSU runs out of time to find field goal range, and Arkansas pulls it out in Starkville!
Arkansas 37, Mississippi State 36