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Jacob Cowing will lead the Arizona Wildcats (1-0) into their game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs (1-0) at Arizona Stadium on Saturday at 11:00 PM ET.
The Bulldogs are double-digit favorites (currently -11) in their matchup versus the Wildcats, with the over/under at 59.5 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Bulldogs are -435 and the Wildcats are +320.)
Game Info and Betting Lines for Mississippi State vs. Arizona
- Game Day: Saturday, September 10, 2022
- Game Time: 11:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
- Location: Tucson, Arizona
- Stadium: Arizona Stadium
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Mississippi State Betting Insights
- Mississippi State put together a 7-6-0 ATS record last year.
- Mississippi State covered the spread twice last season (2-1 ATS) when playing as at least 11-point favorites.
- Mississippi State games went over the point total six out of 13 times last season.
Mississippi State Stats & Insights
- Mississippi State scored 29.1 points per game last season, comparable to the 31.4 per contest Arizona gave up.
- Mississippi State was 3-1 against the spread and 4-0 overall last season when the team scored over 31.4 points.
- Arizona had a 3-1 record against the spread and a 1-3 record overall in games when it gave up less than 29.1 points last year.
- Mississippi State averaged 69.1 more yards per game (441.5) than Arizona allowed per matchup (372.4) last year.
- In games that Mississippi State picked up more than 372.4 yards last year, the team was 6-4 against the spread and 6-4 overall.
- When Arizona kept its opponents to less than 441.5 yards last season, it had a 4-4 record ATS and a 1-7 record overall.
- Last year Mississippi State averaged 63.2 rushing yards per game, 119.1 fewer than Arizona allowed per contest (182.3).
- Mississippi State turned the ball over 18 times last season, 12 more turnovers than Arizona forced (6).
Mississippi State’s Best Players
- Last season Will Rogers recorded an impressive passing stat line with 4,739 passing yards (364.5 per game), a 73.9% completion percentage, 36 touchdowns, and nine interceptions.
- Dillon Johnson picked up 485 rushing yards (37.3 per game) and four touchdowns last season. In the receiving game, he made 65 catches for 422 yards and one score.
- Jo’Quavious Marks put up 416 rushing yards on 106 carries and six touchdowns last season. He also made a mark receiving with 83 catches for 502 yards and three scores.
- In the previous year, Makai Polk grabbed 105 passes (on 143 targets) for 1,046 yards (80.5 per game). He also found the end zone nine times.
- Jaden Walley tacked on 628 yards on 55 grabs with six touchdowns. He was targeted 80 times, and averaged 48.3 receiving yards per game.
- Austin Williams reeled in 52 passes on 62 targets for 617 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 47.5 receiving yards per game.
- Tyrus Wheat did his thing last season with an incredible stat line of 6.0 sacks, 6.0 TFL, 46 tackles, and one interception.
- Last season Nathaniel Watson tallied 70 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and five sacks.
- Emmanuel Forbes intercepted three passes last year while also totaling 52 tackles, 2.0 TFL, one sack, and three passes defended.
Arizona Betting Insights
- Arizona went 6-6-0 ATS last year.
- Arizona covered the spread five times last season (5-3 ATS) when playing as at least 11-point underdogs.
- In Arizona games last season, combined scoring went over the point total six times.
Arizona Stats & Insights
- Arizona racked up 8.7 fewer points per game (17.2) than Mississippi State gave up (25.9) last year.
- Arizona was 2-0 against the spread and 0-2 overall in games when it scored over 25.9 points last year.
- When Mississippi State limited opponents to less than 17.2 points last year, it had a 4-0 record against the spread and a 4-0 record overall.
- Arizona racked up only 10.4 more yards per game (355.4) than Mississippi State allowed (345.0) per matchup last year.
- In games that Arizona picked up more than 345.0 yards last year, the team was 3-4 against the spread and 0-7 overall.
- Mississippi State had a 5-2 record ATS and a 5-2 record overall when holding its opponents to fewer than 355.4 yards last year.
- Last year Arizona ran for 14.2 more yards per game (127.8) than Mississippi State allowed per contest (113.6).
- When Arizona ran for over 113.6 yards last year it had a 4-3 ATS record and a 1-6 overall record.
- Mississippi State was 5-3 against the spread and 6-2 overall when holding opponents to less than 127.8 rushing yards last season.
- Arizona turned the ball over eight more times (23 total) than Mississippi State forced turnovers (15) last season.
Arizona’s Best Players
- Will Plummer threw for 1,622 yards and six touchdowns last season. He also chipped in with his legs, tallying two touchdowns while racking up 138 yards.
- Drake Anderson racked up one rushing touchdown on 31.7 yards per game last season.
- Michael Wiley ran for two touchdowns on 286 yards a year ago. Wiley also was efficient as a receiver, tallying 33 receptions for 297 yards with four touchdowns.
- Stanley Berryhill III averaged 63.3 yards on seven receptions per game and compiled one receiving touchdown in 2021.
- Brian Casteel hauled in one touchdown and had 326 receiving yards (27.2 ypg) in 2021.
- Dorian Singer averaged 25.1 receiving yards per game on 2.9 targets per game a season ago.
- Kyon Barrs proved to be a strong defender last year, recording 5.0 sacks, 6.0 TFL and 29 tackles.
- Anthony Pandy was a force on the field last season with 66 tackles and one interception.
- Chris Roland-Wallace came up with one interception in addition to 38 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one pass defended a year ago.