Mississippi State Regroups for Alcorn State

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi State will be favored to win its first game of the season when Alcorn State comes to town.

The battered Bulldogs, who are dealing with injuries and a bruised ego in the aftermath of last week's loss to Oklahoma State, need to turn things around against the Braves.

Mississippi State (0-1) will be playing Alcorn State (1-0) for the second time in four seasons. The Bulldogs beat the Braves, who play at the Football Championship Subdivision level, 49-16 in 2010.

Sophomore Dak Prescott is expected to get his first career start at quarterback for Mississippi State while Tyler Russell recovers from a concussion he suffered against Oklahoma State.

The Bulldogs are also reshuffling the defense after losing starting safety Jay Hughes to a season-ending Achilles injury.


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