Rodriguez's 2 TD runs push No. 22 Kentucky past Miss. State
Chris Rodriguez Jr. rushed for 196 yards and two fourth-quarter scores, Will Levis returned from a one-game absence to throw a go-ahead touchdown pass and No. 22 Kentucky topped No. 16 Mississippi State 27-17.
The victory ended a two-game slide for the Wildcats. Rodriguez achieved season highs in yardage and carries (30) in his third game back from a suspension. His touchdowns covered 16 and 7 yards. The Wildcats sorely needed his second score, coming after Emmanuel Forbes returned an interception 59 yards for a touchdown to get the Bulldogs within 20-17.