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Mississippi State hammers LA Tech in "Battle of the Bulldogs"

Mississippi State hammers LA Tech in

Then, a wild snap on second and goal sent the ball over quarterback J'Mar Smith's head, leading to a fumble that simply refused to get picked up. "They have some great athletes that they put out there on the field".

Fitzgerald closed out his night with a game-high 111 rushing yards and accounted for five touchdowns.

"We are going to have to run the ball and tackle well in open spaces". It shouldn't take him long to get one, as he recorded his first sack previous year in the second game of the season.

It's hard to declare anything a certainty this early in a college football season, but in this case we can make an exception: Louisiana Tech had what will go down as the most negative play of 2017 in which the team retained possession.

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WHAT A DEFENSE: Mississippi State's defense had an impressive debut last weekend under new defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. MSU made a school record for the fewest yards allowed per play (0.7) in that win. MSU has yet to show a major threat in the passing game, though Nick Fitzgerald threw for 239 yards and two touchdowns in over a quarter. Expect Fitzgerald to use his speed a little more against Louisiana Tech.

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Tech had an opportunity to score early in the fourth quarter.

Now that the easy part of Mississippi State's schedule is over, they face a tough test in LSU next week. The Bulldogs from Starkville roll into Ruston off a 49-0 shutout of FCS opponent Charleston Southern, where it gave up just 33 total yards and two first downs in the dominating outing. The Bulldogs from the SEC hold a 9-3 advantage in the series.