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This Week in MSU Football Week 13: Stats on Stats

Mississippi State played its best defensive game in a long time last Saturday against Alabama, but it wasn't enough to overcome offensive mistakes as they fell 20-7. MSU now has to win its next two ball games to get bowl eligible beginning this week against Arkansas at Little Rock.
This Week in MSU Football is a statistical look at nearly every category possible the MSU ranks in the top 10 in the SEC.
Individual Defense:
Tackles: Benardrick McKinney- 23rd (58)
Deontae Skinner- 35th (50)
Kendrick Market- T-44th (47)
Interceptions: Nickoe Whitley- T-1st (4)
Jamerson Love- T-6th (3)
Taveze Calhoun- T-12th (2)
Interception Yards: Love- T-4th (78)
Calhoun- 11th (53)
Whitley- T-13th (42)
Interception TDs: Love- T-2nd (1)
Fumble Recoveries: McKinney- T-1st (2)
Passes Defended: Love- 10th (5 PBU, 3 INT; 8 total)
Special Teams:
Punt Returns: Jameon Lewis- T-2nd (15)
Kick Returns: Lewis- T-3rd (18)
Kick Return Yards: Lewis- 6th (419)
Kick Return Avg: Lewis- 8th (23.3)
Yards Per Punt: Baker Swedenburg- 8th (43.2)
Offense:
Pass Attempts: Dak Prescott- 8th (219)
Passing Completions: Prescott- 9th (128)
Passing Yards: Prescott- 9th (1,542)
Passing Yards Per Game: Prescott- 9th (171.3)
Interceptions: Prescott- T-5th (7)
Rushing Attempts: Prescott- T-13th (111)
Rushing Yards: Prescott- 10th (722)
Rushing Yards Per Game: Prescott- 9th (80.2)
Yards Per Rush: Prescott-12th (6.5)
Rushing TDs: Prescott- T-5th (10)
Receptions: Lewis- 9th (43)
Receptions Per Game: Lewis- 9th (4.30)
Reception Yards: Lewis- T-11th (541)
Receiving Yards Per Game: Lewis- T-12th (54.1)
Reception TDS: Lewis- 15th (4)
Total Offense: Prescott- 6th (251.6)
Total Yards: Prescott- 6th (2,264)
Total Plays: Prescott- 5th (330)
Total TDs: Prescott- T-3rd (12)
All-Purpose: Lewis- 9th (109.6)
Scoring: Prescott- 5th (8.2 points per game)
Team Top 10 SEC Rankings Offense:
Turnover Margin: T-3rd (+4)
(Least Amount) Sacks Allowed: T-8th (18)
Time of Possession: 2nd (33:22 min. per game)
First Downs: 7th (229)
Rushing 1st Downs: T-5th (108)
Passing 1st Downs: T-7th (110)
Pass Offense: 7th (239.0 ypg)
Pass Attempts: 4th (328)
Pass Completions: T-4th (195)
Pass Yardage: 7th (2,390)
Pass Yard Per Att.: 10th (7.3)
Passing Efficiency: 10th (127.6)
Passing TDs: T-9th (13)
Rushing Offense: 8th (194.0)
Rush Attempts: 6th (401)
Rushing Yards: 8th (1,940)
Yards Per Rush: 8th (4.8)
Rushing Yards Per Game: 9th (206.2)
Rushing TDs: 6th (23)
Total Offense: 9th (433.0 ypg)
Total Offense Plays: T-4th (729)
Total Offensive Yards: 9th (4,330)
Total Offensive TDs: 10th (36)
Scoring Offense: 10th (27.5 ppg)
Yards Per Play: 9th (5.9)
Team Top 10 SEC Rankings Defense/Special Teams:
Field Goals Attempted: T-7th (15)
Kickoff Returns: T-9th (25)
Kickoff Return Yards: 10th (560)
Kickoff Return Avg: 8th (22.4)
Punts: T-8th (38)
Punt Yards: 8th (1,579)
Net Yards Per Punt: 7th (38.0)
Yards Per Punt: 8th (41.6)
(Least Amount) Opponent 1st Downs: 4th (190)
Opponent 4th-Down Conversion: 8th (7-13; 53.8%)
Opponent 3rd Downs: 4th (45-134; 33.6%)
Opponent Penalties: 7th (52 for 466, 46.6 ypg)
Pass Defense: 9th (226.8)
Rushing Defense: 5th (147.1)
Scoring Defense: T-8th (26.5 ppg)
Total Defense: 7th (373.9 ypg)
Interceptions: T-6th (10)
Interception Return Yards: 6th (180)
Interception Return Avg.: 4th (18.0)
Interception TDs: T-5th (1)
Fumble Recoveries: T-4th (7)
Fumble Return Yards: 2nd (31)
Fumble Return Avg.: 4th (15.5)
Individual Game Highs for the SEC
Interceptions Thrown: Prescott vs. South Carolina- T-2nd (3)
Yards Per Catch: Lewis vs. Troy- 2nd (48.0)
Interceptions: Whitley vs. Auburn, Love vs. Texas A&M and Calhoun vs. Alabama- T-1st (2)
Interception Return Avg.: Calhoun- 1st (26.5)
Whitley- 2nd (21.0)
Interception TDs: Love- T-1st (1)
Team Game Highs for the SEC
Points: vs. Troy- T-2nd (62)
Rushing TDs: vs. ASU and Troy- T-2nd (5)
PATs Attempted: vs. Troy- T-2nd (8)
PATs Made: vs. Troy- T-1st (8)
2-point attempts: vs. Texas A&M- 1st (3); vs. LSU, South Carolina and Auburn- T-2nd (1)
2-point attempts made: vs. Texas A&M- T-1st (1)
Interception TDs: vs. Troy- T-2nd (1)
Fumble Recoveries: vs. ASU and vs. Alabama- T-2nd (2)
Blocked Kicks: vs. OSU and Alcorn State- T-2nd (1)
Turnovers: vs. South Carolina- T-2nd (5)
Low Opp. Long Rush: vs. ASU- 1st (6)
Low Opp.1st Downs: vs. ASU- T-1st (6)
Low Opp. 1st Down Rushing: vs. ASU-T-1st (1)
OTHER NOTES: Dak Prescott has four 100-yard rushing performances this season good for the most in the SEC among quarterbacks and tied for the fourth-most in the league.
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