Top-ranked Mississippi State, coming off it’s second bye of the season, hits the road to take on Kentucky on Saturday. The Wildcats (5-2, 2-2) are coming off a humbling 41-3 loss to LSU, slowing down their SEC momentum. Mark Stoops’ team is still much improved from last year, and they can be a dangerous team. Get acquainted with their leaders and where they rank nationally.


Passing: Patrick Towles, 1,687 yards, 10 touchdowns, 4 interceptions
Rushing: Jojo Kemp, 300 yards, 4 touchdowns
Receiving: Ryan Timmons, 31 receptions, 339 yards, 2 touchdowns
Tackles: Josh Forrest, 56 total tackles (31 solo, 25 assisted)
Sacks: Bud Dupree, 3.0 sacks
Interceptions: A.J. Stamps and Marcus McWilson, 3 interceptions each


Scoring offense: 31.7 points per game, No. 55
Scoring defense: 21.9 points per game, No. 38
Passing offense: 247.4 yards per game, No. 52
Passing defense: 181.3 yards per game, No. 15
Rushing offense: 168 yards per game, No. 61
Rushing defense: 172.9 yards per game, No. 79