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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Mississippi State Looks for Payback

photo by Julie Bennett

Date: October 11th 2014
Where: Starkville, Mississippi

This was it. This catch featured at the top of our story was where the 2013 Auburn team found themselves. They were down by 3 points with less than 2 minutes to play, and Nick Marshall drove his team down into State territory. On a beautiful double move that coincided with Marshall's pump fake, Nick hit C.J. Uzomah in the endzone to put Auburn up for good.

As with every year, we find ourselves hearing just how good Miss State will be, and that Dan Mullen, the coach of the Bulldogs has all the right pieces to the puzzle to win big in Starkville. Only this time, the pundits may have their information correct. 

Miss State returns a ton of experienced players, and their QB, Dak Prescott, is as talented as any in the league. Prescott attempted 134 passes last season averaging 6.2 yards per attempt and threw for 13 TD's while sharing the QB duties. This season he will be the man. He's a big QB and can run the ball well. 

Auburn on the other hand will be battle tested in league action, and with big games on the road before they head into Davis Wade Stadium on what will surely be a nationally televised contest. The Bulldogs will have to play perfect football, with zero turnovers to keep Auburn's offensive juggernaut from scoring early and often.

It will be difficult to keep the Bulldogs from scoring any points, however this Auburn team is focused and on a mission. Look for the Auburn defensive line to have a really big game. Especially in the second half of the game.

There won't be a need for late game heroics this time around as the visiting Tigers will take control early, and survive any threat State can muster. Look for Auburn 44 and Mississippi State 20

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