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2013 Opponent Preview: Mississippi State

Tyler Russell

After faltering down the stretch in 2012, Mississippi State is hoping to take a step forward this season with veteran quarterback Tyler Russell leading the way.

Starting out 7-0 last season and poised for a huge year in Starkville, Mississippi State ran into a buzz saw down the stretch in 2012 as the Bulldogs dropped five of their last six games and allowed more than 34 points in every contest. With two of the top defensive backs in the nation gone off last year's team and a dependable middle linebacker to replace, the defense must regroup around new... Recommended Stories