Mississippi State football faces Tennessee State on Saturday in Starkville. Here is your first look at the Tennessee State Tigers.
Tennessee State Season So Far
|09/05||Grambling St.||L 10-16||Neutral|
|09/11||Jackson St.||L 16-38||Home|
|09/18||Kentucky St.||W 41-17||Home|
|09/25||SE Missouri St.||L 14-47||Away|
|10/02||Austin Peay||W 24-22||Away|
|10//16||Tennessee Tech||W 20-13||Home|
|10/23||Eastern Illinois||W 28-0||Away|
|10/30||Murray State||W 27-21||Home|
|11/06||UT Martin||L 20-41||Away|
|11/13||Austin Peay||L 7-36||Home|
|11/20||Mississippi State||11:00 AM||Away|
|Stat (per game)||Tennessee State||Mississippi State|
|Total YDS Allowed||371.2||338.2|
|Pass YDS Allowed||213.5||235.7|
|Rush YDS Allowed||157.7||102.5|
Tennessee State Injuries and Suspensions
Challenges for Mississippi State
The challenge for State is to not overlook 5-5 Tennessee State. While the Bulldogs are a passing machine, the Tigers are pretty good at limiting passers. They are No. 14 nationally in the FCS and No. 1 in the Ohio Valley Conference in passing defense. Geremy Hickbottom has been pretty solid at quarterback for the Tigers. He’s passed for 1,816 yards and 12 touchdowns with just four interceptions. He’s a running threat too with 1,594 career rushing yards at TSU for 23 touchdowns.
Saturday‘s game kicks off at 11:00 AM CT (12:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network + | ESPN+ Network.