MIS­SIS­SIPPI ST over UL Lafayette by 35

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Dan who? The loss of head coach Dan Mullen to Florida over the off­sea­son had many Mis­sis­sippi State fans wor­ried about 2018, es­pe­cially when they hired a guy named Joe Moor­head that had never set foot in the SEC in any coach­ing ca­pac­ity. Well, those same fans are grin­ning from ear to ear af­ter MSU’s 2-0 start. We weren’t among them as we challenged the road fa­vorite Bull­dogs last week with Grandpa Sny­der and Kansas State. Safe to say we won’t make that same mis­take this week, not af­ter MSU played like a pro team against the Wild­cats, rip­ping them 31-10. You might see a lot of SO RB Kylin Hill, who rushed for 211 yards to com­pli­ment QB Nick Fitzger­ald’s 159 rush­ing yards in the win at Man­hat­tan, and the MSU ground game shows up tonight av­er­ag­ing 302 yards per game and al­most 8 yards per carry. UL Lafayette (or Louisiana if you’re an alum) got off to a good start in new head coach Billy Napier’s de­but two weeks ago, beat­ing up on Gram­bling, 49-17. How­ever, the Ca­juns show up in Starkville with a

record in the sec­ond of con­sec­u­tive non-con­fer­ence games, and a poor 3-7 ATS mark as dogs of 23 or more points. MSU’s ster­ling ef­fort ver­sus op­po­nents play­ing with rest tells us all we need to know. Lay it if you play it.

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