STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — It’s safe to say Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen is pleased spring break is over and spring football practice has begun. The Bulldogs went through their first day of spring drills on Tuesday, trying to build off a 10-3 season that included a trip to the Orange Bowl. It was a […]
STARKVILLE, Miss. – (AP) — Dak Prescott spent the second half of his debut as Mississippi State’s starting quarterback standing on the sidelines, giving out high-fives and laughing with teammates.
He was so good during the first half, he wasn’t needed on the field.
The sophomore threw for 174 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a touchdown as the Bulldogs built a huge halftime and breezed past Alcorn State 51-7 on Saturday afternoon.
“We got in a rhythm, we were comfortable and everybody did a good job,” Prescott said. “Everybody did their 1/11th out there.”
Mississippi State (1-1) didn’t use several regular starters, including quarterback Tyler Russell, who suffered a concussion in the Bulldogs’ season-opening loss to Oklahoma State…
STARKVILLE, Mississippi – (AP)— Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell has a concussion and is doubtful for Saturday’s game against Alcorn State.
Coach Dan Mullen announced Russell’s status on Monday. The quarterback left last Saturday’s 21-3 loss to No. 13 Oklahoma State in the third quarter after taking a hit to the head.
The NCAA Committee on Infractions has accepted the self-imposed sanctions levied by Mississippi State University in a case that centered on the actions of a former MSU booster, a former MSU assistant football coach, and a current MSU student-athlete.
The violations were investigated by the NCAA enforcement staff with the full cooperation of the MSU Athletics Department compliance staff. The committee cited MSU for its efforts to fully investigate and uncover the violations. The violations center on the actions of a disassociated former MSU booster and the failure of the former assistant coach to report actions by that former booster to MSU compliance officials.
Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen has hired two defensive assistant coaches.
The school announced that David Turner will be in charge of the defensive line while two-time Super Bowl winner Deshea Townsend will lead the cornerbacks.
Turner returns to Mississippi State, where he coached the defensive line from 2007-09. He has spent the past three seasons as an assistant at Kentucky and has more 13 years of experience in the Southeastern Conference.
Tennessee’s Tyler Bray is one of the nation’s premier pocket passers, and the 6-foot-6, 215-pound junior has the completions, touchdowns and passing yards to back it up.
Mississippi State’s secondary couldn’t be more thrilled about the challenge.
) Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen said his team enjoyed a week away from football and got some much needed rest.
The Bulldogs weren’t too tired, though. Most of September had already been a vacation.
No. 19 Mississippi State (4-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) has had an extended break from league play since beating Auburn on Sept. 8.
There was no big celebration when Mississippi State entered the national rankings on Sunday. It’s another indication of how much things have changed for the Bulldogs.
“I want it to be something that is expected for this program,” Mullen said.
It’s certainly becoming more common. The Bulldogs have been ranked for at least part of the past three seasons.