STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- LaDarius Perkins says he's healthy and ready to be a big contributor for Mississippi State's offense after a slow start to the season.
The 5-foot-10, 195-pound senior is already one of the most prolific running backs in Bulldogs' history, but he's rushed for only 109 yards through the team's first four games. That's way off the pace to equal his 1,024 yards rushing in 2012.
There are multiple reasons for Perkins' lack of production, including an ankle injury that's cut into his playing time. He's had a chance to rest over the past week because the Bulldogs haven't played since a 62-7 victory over Troy on Sept. 21.
Now he's hoping for a productive game on Saturday, when Mississippi State hosts No. 10 LSU.