It was an offensive showdown as Knile Davis ran for 187 yards and Vick Ballard 150. The two teams were separated by only two total yards: 488 to 486. Chris Relf had 224 yards passing and 103 yards rushing in the game.
MSU had a 21-17 halftime lead, but Arkansas came back in the 2nd half to lead 31-21 in the 4th quarter. State recovered to mount a 75 yard touchdown drive, and then recovered a Knile Davis fumble, drove to the Arkansas 7 and kicked the game-typing field goal.
The game went to overtime where the Bulldogs got the ball first. On 1st & 10 from the 14, Vick Ballard took the carry to the one yard line before Jerico Nelson forced a fumble which bounced out of the endzone…turnover. The Hogs ended up missing a 37 yard field goal and the game went into double overtime. There, Knile Davis would catch a 7 yard TD pass giving UPig a 38-31 lead. State got inside the 15 yard line on their possession, but the game ended on downs.