Dak Prescott, right, threw for two touchdowns and running for another in the win.
Baton Rouge, LA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Taking on the nation's eighth-ranked team in front of a record crowd at one of college football's most intimidating venues wasn't too much of a challenge for Dak Prescott and the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Prescott delivered a lights-out performance in the night air of Tiger Stadium, throwing for two touchdowns and running for another as the Bulldogs shocked LSU with a 34-29 win that put Mississippi State back on the national map.
Mississippi State (4-0, 1-0 SEC) racked up 570 total yards and held the Tigers to a 2-of-13 success rate on third downs en route to its first victory in the series since 1999 -- and first in Baton Rouge in 23 years. The Bulldogs led 34-10 early in the fourth quarter, then held on after LSU scored 19 unanswered points over the final 13 minutes.
Fresno State free fall
Gregg Xenakes, Assoc. Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
This time last year, Fresno State football was at the start of something good, but the Bulldogs have lost their bite here in 2014.
After three games a season ago, not only was Fresno State undefeated, but it had also gotten off on the right foot in Mountain West Conference play by defeating league favorite, Boise State, by a score of 41-40. Granted, the victory came by the narrowest of margins, but it was still a tally in the win column regardless, setting the Bulldogs up for some impressive accomplishments the rest of the way.
The Bulldogs, with quarterback Derek Carr at the helm, rattled off 10 wins in as many games and became one of those teams from outside the power conferences that the BCS had to keep on eye on because they were setting themselves up as the latest underdog to crash the party.