Kentucky did not wear black jerseys for its “Blackout” game against Mississippi State on Saturday night. But the Wildcats did leave Commonwealth Stadium black and blue thanks to MSU tailback Anthony Dixon.
Dixon, a 6-foot-1, 235-pound senior, bludgeoned the UK defense for 252 yards on 33 carries and scored two touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs to a 31-24 win over the Cats on Homecoming Night. Dixon scored the game’s decisive touchdown on a 3-yard run late in the third quarter.
Dixon is Mississippi State’s all-time leading rusher and is now over 3,600 career yards but had never really done too much damage against UK in the past, rushing for just 137 yards in three previous meetings. But Dixon looked like Adrian Peterson on Saturday night.