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First-Team Offense Shines in Football Scrimmage

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Dak Prescott and MSU host the Maroon-White Spring Game next Saturday at noon. Admission free.
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STARKVILLE, Miss. – Junior quarterback Dak Prescott tossed four touchdown passes as the first-team offense set the tone in Mississippi State’s second football scrimmage of the spring on Saturday afternoon in Davis Wade Stadium.

The Bulldogs scrimmaged for over two hours and worked on all situations, including special teams and two-minute offense. Prescott connected with Gus Walley, Jameon Lewis, De’Runnya Wilson and Fred Brown for scores. Lewis scampered down the sideline for a 48-yard touchdown.

“I saw some good things,” said MSU head coach Dan Mullen. “What you want, though, is consistency. There are some things that we have to get fixed up and have to clean up. We put the No. 1 offense into some good field position situations, and they have to take advantage of those. We can’t give up points right before halftime on two-minute drills. Those are some things we have to continue to get better at.”

Junior linebacker Benardrick McKinney led all players with seven tackles, while Cedric Jiles, Deontay Evans and Christian Holmes tallied interceptions. Jiles picked off his pass on the second play of the second drive.

“I wasn’t real pleased with the No. 2 defense after last week’s scrimmage, but I was much more pleased today,” said Mullen. “With the guys that we rotate and play in there, they should dominate in scrimmages. I thought they did a great job of that today, especially in getting the turnovers early. We want to create turnovers.”

The Bulldogs will practice twice at 4:15 p.m. next week (Tuesday and Thursday) before returning to Davis Wade Stadium for the Maroon-White Spring Game next Saturday at noon. Admission is free. The game is part of the 29th annual Super Bulldog Weekend. Visit www.Hailstate.com/SBW for more information.

“I want to see over 30,000, and I think we have an opportunity to do that,” said Mullen. “We’re playing Ole Miss in baseball, and we have the opportunity to set a baseball attendance record and a national attendance record for that. I would like to see us break our spring game attendance record next weekend and win all of those games in baseball and get the crowd support too." 


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