STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) In just seven games under first-year defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, Mississippi State's defense has gone from being ranked 110th in the nation to being one of the country's most intimidating.
The unit combined for two turnovers, three sacks and seven tackles-for-loss on Saturday and the Bulldogs beat Kentucky 45-7.
Mississippi State (5-2, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) dominated the game from the opening quarter and never trailed. The Bulldogs finished with 441 total yards of offense and averaged 5.9 per play.�