Michael Vick was in attendance for the most highly anticipated dog fight this season. Mississippi St received the kickoff, but was forced to punt on their first possession. Georgia wanted to establish their identity running the ball and was able to drive the ball up field, but when Aaron Murray went back to pass he had the wind knocked out of him and forced the backup QB to take some snaps. With some questionable play calling Georgia was looking at a 4th and 17 from the 41 yard line, but the backup completed a pass into double coverage to put them inside the ten yard line and in position to go up 7-0. Mississippi State was forced into another punting situation and on the very first offensive play the Georgia running back bobbed and weaved for a 55 yard scamper to put them up 14-0. Mississippi St felt the air come out of the stadium except for the corner where the 10,000 Georgia fans were screaming like they were back home at a KKK rally. Georgia was looking to put pressure on the QB - Russell and sacked him on two consecutive plays, but on a 3rd and 17 he found Smith for a 53 yard pass on a laser. MSU capped off the drive with a two yard touchdown run to come within seven, but that was the closest they'd come to catching up. The Bulldogs turned two turnovers into points and scored on a 69 yard TD pass with 37 seconds left in the half to take a 35-7 halftime lead. Michael Vick came into the Mississippi State locker room at halftime and gave one of the best speeches these young men will ever hear. To paraphrase "Mississippi State had the best pitt bulls back in my dog fighting days and you b!tches better get back out there and repeat what my Eagles did on Sunday night to the Giants with a comeback". Vick's words were an inspiration and Mississippi State was able to force their first turnover of the game with a forced fumble and recovery. Two plays later and they were right back in the game with a touchdown. Mississippi State was able to bring the score to 21-42 and forced another turnover, but as they as they drove down to the 5 yard line with 2 minutes left in the 3rd quarter Russell was intercepted in the back of the end zone. Georgia then went on a 7 play 99 yard drive to break the score back open to 49-21.