Mississippi State First Look: Stephen F. Austin

Mississippi State-First-look-Stephen F Austin

Mississippi State football hosts Stephen F. Austin on Saturday in Starkville. Here is your first look at the Lumberjacks.

Stephen F. Austin Season so far

Obviously, Stephen F. Austin has yet to play a game. The Lumberjacks finished the 2017 season 4-7 with wins over Incarnate Word, Lamar, Houston Baptist and Abilene Christian. In the team’s only game with an FBS opponent the Lumberjacks fell to SMU 58-14.

Mississippi State-Stephen F. Austin Stat Comparison


MSU OFF PPG 32.0 19.6 SFA OFF PPG
MSU DEF PPG 20.9 29.5 SFA DEF PPG
MSU TOTAL OFF 418.6 330.6 SFA TOTAL OFF
MSU PASSING OFF 166.9 215.2 SFA PASSING OFF
MSU RUSHING OFF 251.7 115.5 SFA RUSHING OFF
MSU TOTAL DEF 306.3 434.7 SFA TOTAL DEF
MSU PASSING DEF 174.7 230.1 SFA PASSING DEF
MSU RUSHING DEF 131.6 204.6 SFA RUSHING DEF
MSU TO MARGIN -0.08 -0.09 SFA TO MARGIN
MSU MASSEY COMP& 17 NR SFA MASSEY COMP

2017 Stats.

& The Massey Composite Ratings are compiled from 98 different college football ratings and rankings.

Stephen F. Austin Injuries and Suspensions

None reported.

Challenges for Mississippi State

WR Tamrick Pace
WR Tamrick Pace (Photo courtesy of Stephen F. Austin Athletics)
The absence of starting quarterback Nick Fitzgerald, who has been suspended for the game, can only make this contest more interesting. Even without Fitzgerald, State should still win easily. The goal is to win this game and come out of the contest with as few injuries as possible. The Bulldogs also should use this game to develop depth if the contest transpires as expected. Junior QB Jake Blumrick led the Lumberjacks in passing last season completing 171 of 303 passes for 1,654 yards, and eight touchdowns. Tamrick Pace is the team’s top returning receiver with 53 catches last season.

Saturday’s game kicks off at 6:30 pm CT and can be seen on ESPNU.

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