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Bulldog Saturday Night Notebook

Jay Hughes

Among all the easy and obvious story lines from Saturday's victory, the outcome may well have swung on consecutive third-quarter series where both Mississippi State and Arkansas faced fourth downs. The Bulldogs converted and ultimately won. The Razorbacks could not, and did not.

Of course in Mississippi State's case the fourth-down stakes were for immediately higher stakes. Leading 17-14 and having driven to the Razorback four-yard line, the Bulldogs needed not quite a yard to extend the series. A chip-shot field goal would not have been enough expanding under the circumstances, so Coach Dan Mullen got aggressive. Though… "I want to go for it every time!" Mullen said. "I... Recommended Stories