LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky coach Mark Stoops was speechless after Austin MacGinnis kicked a season-long 51-yard field goal as time expired to lift Kentucky to a 40-38 win over Mississippi State on Saturday night and end a seven-game skid against the Bulldogs.We both just looked at each other and I dont even know what we said, Stoops said. I gave him a hug and probably told him I loved him.For MacGinnis, the game-winner was a relief. MacGinnis also made field goals of 46, 32 and 32 yards but missed a 28-yard attempt Kentuckys opening series.It feels so good to get over the hump, he said. We havent beaten Mississippi State since Ive been here, so it felt really good to get the SEC win.Despite the botched attempt on MacGinnis first try, Stoops remained assured in his kickers abilities, even until the final buzzer.I had a lot of confidence with him in that last kick, the Kentucky coach said. I was good with it either way, because I felt like our team played their hearts out. I know our coaches coached their hearts out.Mississippi State trailed 34-24 with 14:57 remaining, but used two late touchdowns to make things interesting down the stretch, setting the tone for the exciting finish.Kentuckys Stephen Johnson was 17-of-33 passing for 292 yards and two touchdowns but had two fumbles, both resulting in touchdowns for the Bulldogs, including one that led to an 81-yard touchdown run by Mark McLaurin that pulled the Bulldogs within 34-31 with 9:33 remaining.The Wildcats (4-3, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) need two wins, with five games remaining in the regular season, to become bowl eligible for the first time since 2010.It was Kentuckys first win over Mississippi State (2-5, 1-3) since 2008 and marked the first time the Wildcats have won three or more conference games since the 2009 season.The loss was the third straight for the Bulldogs, who have struggled without former standout Dak Prescott, now turning heads in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys.Jeff Badet hauled in seven passes for 139 yards including touchdowns of 44 and 40 yards for Kentucky. Benny Snell added 128 yards rushing and one touchdown.Kentucky finished with 554 total yards and limited the Bulldogs to just 362 yards.Kentucky pulled within 14-12 on a double reverse out of the Wildcat formation from Snell to Ryan Timmons, to Johnson, who capped the play with a 44-yard touchdown strike to Badet to open the second half.The Wildcats took their first lead on Snells 34-yard touchdown run on Kentuckys second series of the half. Johnsons two-point conversion pass to Tevin Richardson gave the Wildcats a 20-17 lead with 6:26 remaining in the third quarter.Fitzgerald paced Mississippi States offense with 107 yards rushing and two touchdowns, including a 7-yard strike to Fred Ross to give the Bulldogs a 38-37 lead with 1:09 remaining.Stoops said the comeback ranks among his biggest wins in his four-year tenure as coach of the Wildcats.Its right up there, he said. It seems like we have some of those (in the past) but its right up there. It didnt go how we wanted it to all the time, but I really felt very well-prepared for this game.For the Bulldogs, the ending was all too familiar.We just needed to make a play and credit them for making the play, Mullen said. I feel bad for our guys. Weve lost three games this season on the final play of the game with a really young team. But the opportunities are there for us to make plays. We just didnt make enough of them.SCARY MOMENTMississippi State offensive guard Darryl Williams, a redshirt freshman, went down with a an injury during a field goal attempt in the second half and was carried off the field in a stretcher at the 9:37mark of the third quarter.Williams was transported to nearby UK Chandler Medical Center for further evaluation. According to MSU spokesman Bill Martin, Williams had movement in all of his extremities.THE TAKEAWAYKentucky: The Wildcats have won four of their past five games after opening the season with two straight losses. 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