Dan Mullen: Identifying His Top 10 Wins at Mississippi State

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Oct 4, 2014; Starkville, MS, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback Dak Prescott (15) throws the ball against the Texas A&M Aggies at Davis Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Number 3: 2014 Texas A&M

The first Saturday in October was a unique day in the state of Mississippi. The day began with the 12th ranked Bulldogs taking on the 6th ranked Texas A&M Aggies. It was immediately followed by the 10th ranked Ole Miss Rebels against the 2nd ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. Both games were played in Mississippi and were easily the biggest games on the schedule.

The setup
Mississippi State had just beaten one top ten team on the road, now they needed to prove it wasn’t a fluke. Dak Prescott was beginning to get whispers as a legitimate Heisman contender, and the Bulldogs had made serious waves in a short amount of time.

Texas A&M had some early impressive wins which slowly began to lose their luster. The Aggies were hoping to make a statement in this game to show they truly were one of the elite teams in the country.

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The Result
Mississippi State gave up an early touchdown but never looked back. The Bulldogs took over the game and forced Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill into three interceptions and harassed the Aggie ball carrier every time they touched the football.

At one point, the Bulldogs led the game 48-17. A few late garbage time touchdowns by the Aggies would cut the final deficit to 48-31 in favor of Mississippi State. The game was not nearly as close as the final score would indicate.

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