Mississippi State First Look: Tennessee State

Mississippi State First look Tennessee State

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

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
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

Key Stats

Stat (per game) Tennessee State Mississippi State
Points 33.5 29.5
Points Allowed 27.4 26.2
Total YDS 492.4 437.7
Pass YDS 264.8 237.3
Rush YDS 227.6 57.6
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

 
None reported.

Source: statfox.com

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.

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