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Arkansas vs. Mississippi State Prediction, Preview, Spread, Channel

Looking for a Arkansas vs. Mississippi State preview? Stick around. We’ve got all of the pre-game analysis before the SEC West matchup.

Saturday, Nov. 19, the Mississippi State Bulldogs take on the Arkansas Razorbacks. The game, to be played at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Miss., is slated for a 7:00 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on ESPN U. Read on for our Arkansas vs. Mississippi State preview.

According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Mississippi State wins the matchup between the two teams 53.7% of the time. The spread, via Vegas Insider, has the Bulldogs favored as well.

Spread: Mississippi State -1.5

Game Time: 7:00 p.m. ET

Channel: ESPN U

Arkansas vs. Mississippi State preview:

Arkansas (6-4) is coming off of a 38-10 loss to LSU entering the contest. Mississippi State (4-6) was abused by Alabama last weekend by a count of 51-3 in Tuscaloosa.

Arkansas' defense struggled mightily against LSU last weekend as the Hogs' defense gave up 547 yards to the Tigers including 390 yards on the ground. Quarterback Austin Allen was 15-for-31 through the air for 210 yards, two interceptions and one touchdown. Devwah Waley led the Hogs on the ground with 52 rushing yards on just seven carries.

Mississippi State gave up 615 yards to Alabama and managed just 274 yards of its own this past Saturday. The Bulldogs put up 180 yards through the air and 94 yards on the ground. Mississippi State was able to force two turnovers from the Tide, but it wasn't nearly enough in an ugly loss away from home.

Mississippi State beat Arkansas last season by a score of 51-50.

Arkansas vs. Mississippi State Prediction:

This is a very interesting matchup between two teams that still have plenty to play for. Arkansas is looking to score a better bowl game while Mississippi State is hoping to keep its bowl chances alive.

Both teams offenses have been pretty similar as far as production in the yards per game category this season, but Arkansas has a slight edge defensively. On the flip side, the Bulldogs are much better at stopping the run. Put that together with home field advantage, and Mississippi State gets the job done behind a strong performance from quarterback Nick Fitzgerald.

Mississippi State 24, Arkansas 21