Cody Kessler is staking his claim as the No. 3 draft-eligible quarterback in the country. Wideout Nelson Agholor and defensive lineman Leonard Williams also starred for the Trojans, who outlasted the Bears 38-30.
Dak Prescott and the top-ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs won 45-31 but NFL scouts will note strong efforts in the game from Kentucky's top 2015 NFL prospects Alvin "Bud" Dupree and Za'Darius Smith as well as a breakout performance from redshirt sophomore QB Patrick Towles.
If there were any questions as to the legitimacy of Mississippi State as an SEC West (and NCAA champion) contender, Prescott and a rabid Bulldogs defense ended it Saturday, putting forth the type of performance certain to capture the attention of Heisman voters and NFL scouts, alike.