Mississippi State has had no problems moving the football or scoring through the first three games of the season, but that doesn’t mean the Bulldogs don’t still have some cleaning up to do. Offensive coordinator Luke Getsy made it clear, the Bulldogs have plenty of work in front of them if they want to keep their place among the nation’s best offenses.
Coach Charles Huff echoed some of those sentiments, saying what has been happening in practice is translating to the field.
Aeris Williams saw his role in the Bulldog offense increase exponentially last Saturday, going from no snaps against Kansas State to gaining over 100 yards against Louisiana. Williams makes it clear there’s no rivalry between him and Kylin Hill, describing him as my “little brother”. He also says that the trio of he, Hill, and Fitzgerald are the college football version of the Golden State Warriors, a comparison Huff made when I spoke to him back in March.
Finally, we spoke to Nick Fitzgerald, who stood at the podium with as much confidence as I can remember. Fitzgerald also emphasized there are still improvements to make, but feels he is playing well and will continue to do so. He also said he is eagerly awaiting to hear from Tim Tebow, whose quarterback rushing record Fitzgerald is on the verge of claiming.
All in all, it appears to be a confident group of Bulldogs heading to Lexington this week, to take on an equally assured Kentucky squad, who have been quite vocal regarding this matchup. Mississippi State will need to rely on that running game which has been so successful this season if they want to extend their winning streak.