Scouting the Kentucky-Mississippi State Game

Oct. 28, 2009

Cat Scratches will continue its weekly football scouting preview this week for the Kentucky-Mississippi State football game by bringing in Brett Dawson of the Courier-Journal and Kyle Veazey of the Clarion-Ledger.

Kentucky Mississippi State
Mississippi State Bulldogs at a Glance
Head Coach Dan Mullen
Record at School 3-5 (1st season)
2009 Record 3-5, 1-3 SEC
Ranking Not ranked
Series Record Kentucky leads 21-15
Last Meeting Kentucky beat Mississippi State 14-13 last year in Starkville
2009 Team Stats UK MSU
Rushing Offense 186.29 203.13
Passing Offense 151.00 168.00
Total Offense 337.29 371.13
Scoring Offense 26.14 26.38
Rushing Defense 174.14 142.25
Passing Defense 178.14 215.13
Total Defense 352.29 357.38
Scoring Defense 23.00 24.63
Turnover Margin -0.14 -0.63
2009 Stat Leaders
Rushing UK: Derrick Locke (109 rushes, 495 yds, 3 TDs)
MSU: Anthony Dixon (149 rushes, 749 yds, 7 TDs)
Passing UK: Mike Hartline (77-127, 792 yds, 6 TDs, 6 INTs)
MSU: Tyson Lee (102-172, 1,126 yds, 3 TDs, 9 INTs)
Receiving UK: Randall Cobb (28 catches, 349 yds, 4 TDs)
MSU: Chad Bumphis (24 catches, 270 yds, 3 TDs)
Tackles UK: Micah Johnson (55)
MSU: Jamar Chaney (58)
Sacks UK: Corey Peters (4)
MSU: Pernell McPhee (4)
Interceptions UK: Calvin Harrison and Sam Maxwell (2)
MSU: Johnthan Banks (4)
Gameday Information
Game Notes UK Notes Get Acrobat Reader | UK Depth Chart Get Acrobat Reader
MSU Notes Get Acrobat Reader
Date & Time Saturday, Oct. 31
7:00 p.m
Coverage TV: Fox Sports Network
Radio: BBSN
GameTracker GameTracker
Online Audio listen
Live Blog
Location Commonwealth Stadium
Lexington, Ky.
Gameday Information

On Thursday at 3:00 p.m. Dawson and Veazey will join us for a live chat to give their thoughts on the matchup, what the keys are to the game, who fans should look out for and more. The 30 to 40 minute chat with the reporters will offer fans an inside look at the game from the people who are closest to the teams.

Fans are encouraged to join the interactive blog and send in questions. The last 15 minutes of the chat will be dedicated to fans' questions. If you can't join us and would like to have a question submitted, please send your question to and we'll try to fit it in.