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Mississippi State 17, Auburn 6 (1:11): Dak Prescott quickly worked to get the three points back. He went 48 yards in eight plays to set up a 44-yard field goal from Westin Graves. Prescott was 5 of 7 on the drive for 40 yards, and he also carried the ball once for eight yards.
Mississippi State 14, Auburn 6 (3:06): Auburn’s defense forced a three and out for the first time to give the Tigers a chance to cut into MSU’s lead. Peyton Barber crossed the 100-yard mark on the drive as the offense made it inside the 20-yard line. The Bulldogs defense forced Auburn to settle for another field goal, a 25-yarder to make it 14-6.
Mississippi State 14, Auburn 3 (9:41): Auburn defensive back Carlton Davis forced a fumble on what would have been a fourth-down conversion for Mississippi State. The offense made it into the red zone for the third time behind a big 31-yard run from Sean White. Auburn had to settle for a 30-yard field goal.
Mississippi State 14, Auburn 0 (0:49): Auburn’s Daniel Carlson missed a 26-yard field goal in a disappointing finish to the first half for the Tigers. They failed to get into the end zone with three tries from inside the 3-yard line. A bad snap on third down pushed Auburn back eight yards where Carlson missed the field goal.
Mississippi State 14, Auburn 0 (8:02): Dak Prescott orchestrated his second long scoring drive of the game. He hit De’Runnya Wilson for a 17-yard touchdown midway through the second quarter on a drive that went 79 yards in 11 plays. Prescott completed three other long completions on the drive including a 21-yard throw to Fred Brown on the sidelines, and a key 19-yard pass to Fred Ross to convert a third and 15.
Mississippi State 7, Auburn 0 (5:18): Dak Prescott made it look too easy on his first drive. He went 7 of 7 for 80 yards with a touchdown, a 32-yard strike through the middle of the field to Gabe Myles. Myles blew past Rudy Ford, and the safeties to give Prescott a wide-open target in the end zone.
Auburn 0, Mississippi State 0 (8:33): Sean White’s career looked like it might get off to a storybook start as he confidently led Auburn down the field to Mississippi State’s 5-yard line completing four passes to different targets for first downs. The drive came to a halt when he threw an interception at the goal line. White threw a pass back across his body trying to escape pressure.
Auburn: Auburn promised changes to its defensive starting lineup earlier this week. With less than 45 minutes to go before kickoff against Mississippi State it revealed a revamped defense that featured sophomore Raashed Kennion starting at defensive end, Carlton Davis and Jeremiah Dinson at defensive back and Tre Williams at linebacker.
Blake Countess moves to safety from defensive back. Dinson will start at the nickel, and Davis at the corner spot with Jonathan Jones. Justin Garrett is back in the lineup from a hip injury.