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The past two weekends of Mississippi States football season have been a dramatic roller coaster ride: ascending to a euphoric high and dropping to a sobering low. Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic .First, there was a stunning 35-28 win over then-No. 4 Texas A&M on Nov. 5 that shook up the national playoff picture. Then last weekend, the Bulldogs were totally dominated in a 51-3 loss to No. 1 Alabama.Theres certainly no shame in losing to the Crimson Tide, but the fact that the Bulldogs (4-6, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) werent competitive was frustrating for the program. Now Mississippi State must win its final two games, starting with a home game against Arkansas (6-4, 2-4) on Saturday, to become bowl eligible for a seventh straight season.We just have our backs in a corner and we have to find a way to win, Mullen said.Mullen didnt seem concerned that the lopsided Alabama loss blunted momentum from the Texas A&M win. Sometimes, he said, you just have to acknowledge a tough game and move on.I think Alabama has done a great job of separating themselves a little bit, Mullen said. But I think when you watch every other game, I dont know if there is a result with any two teams that would shock anyone within the SEC West.With that in mind, the Arkansas-Mississippi State matchup appears to be much more fair fight.Mississippi State has a fairly balanced offensive attack, but leans toward the run game. Sophomore quarterback Nick Fitzgerald is tied for seventh in the SEC with 854 yards rushing and eight touchdowns. He often teams with running back Aeris Williams, who has improved as the seasons progressed, to form a potent combo when running the Bulldogs read-option offense.Williams, a 6-foot-1, 217-pound sophomore, became a bigger part of the offense when starter Brandon Holloway missed a few games with an ankle injury. Now Holloway is back, but Williams is still getting plenty of playing time.He was given that opportunity and certainly made the most of it, Mullen said.Arkansas has struggled to stop the run. The Razorbacks are giving up 217.6 yards per game on the ground, which ranks 12th out of 14 league teams.Mississippi States current predicament is similar to 2013, when the Bulldogs were 4-6 in November and had a young team, but rallied to beat Arkansas and Ole Miss in the final two weeks to make the postseason.Mullen hopes the current young nucleus that includes Fitzgerald, Williams, freshman defensive tackle Jeffrey Simmons and linebacker Leo Lewis can pull off a similar feat.There are a lot of similarities, Mullen said. Both teams were very young we suffered a lot of injuries that year. We had some tough games and there we are with two games left having to go battle and fight.-----Follow David Brandt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/davidbrandtAP . 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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Jordan Woodard scored 21 points and handed out nine assists Sunday to help Oklahoma hold off Clemson 70-64 in the third-place game of the Tire Pros Invitational.Christian James had 17 points, including three critical 3-pointers late in the game, and Kameron McGusty added 14 points for Oklahoma (3-1).Jaron Blossomgame had 19 points for Clemson (2-2), while Sidy Djitte scored 14 to go with 14 rebounds and Marquise Reed added 10 points.Clemson had cut an 18-point second half deficit to just two when James revived a fragile Oklahoma offense. The sophomore forward hit three straight 3-pointers and banked home a layup to give the Sooners some breathing room at 65-56 with 2:07 to play.Clemson never got closer than five the rest of the game as Woodard made a driving layup and two free throws to seal the win.We took it to them early so to build a lead and kind of hang on late is a great experience for our guys, Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. Clemson made it difficult, but our guys hung in there and found a way to win.Clemson was down 47-29 with under 12 minutes left in the game when the Tigers went on a 27-11 run to cut the deficit to two with four minutes to go.Clemson scored 10 straight points, eight of them from Blossomgame, in a two-minute stretch in the middle of the second half to start the rally.After a timeout, Reed, who missed five of his first six shots, hit a pair of 3-pointers around a 3-point play by Blossomgame and suddenly Clemson was within 58-56 with 4:17 left in the game, but never could get over the hump.Im extremely disappointed with our performance, Clemson coach Brad Brownell said. We were out of sorts from the beginning. We battled a little bit better at the end, tried a little harder and played a little better, but Oklahoma made enough plays to keep us at bay. Cheap Marlins Jerseys. --LATE STARTER: Oklahomas starting point guard Jordan Woodard scored in the first half for the first time in three tournament games. Woodard was shut out by Tulane and Northern Iowa, but had seven points and four assists in the first 20 minutes against Clemson, including a spectacular reverse layup at the halftime buzzer. Woodard finished the game with 21 points and nine assists.SCORING WOES: All five Clemson starters scored in double figures in the first two games of the tournament, but only two managed it against Oklahoma. Jaron Blossomgame had 19 and Sidy Djitte 14. The rest of the Tigers starting five was a combined 7 of 33 from the field and scored just 21 points. Weve got some guys who can score, but they need to understand on days when they dont shoot it well, you better have other ways to impact the game Brownell said. We didnt do that.TURNOVERS A DIFFERENCE: Clemson, which had only 21 turnovers in its first three games, committed 17 against Oklahoma. The Sooners had 25 points off Tiger turnovers, while Clemson scored just seven points on 13 Oklahoma turnovers. Our turnovers didnt hurt us as badly as theirs did, Kruger said. Its always nice to get points off your defense and we did a good job of that.GETTING TO KNOW YOU: Oklahoma has played 109 seasons of basketball and Clemson 105, but the two sides had never met until Sunday.UP NEXTClemson host High Point Friday.Oklahoma hosts Abilene Christian Friday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '