Missippi State decided that they wanted to get the ball to start the season as they felt a little under ranked going into the opener as National Champs at #11. An 11 yard drive was capped off by a 14 yard rush by Vick Ballarad. After that the Bulldog defense had their team. Since the offense had most of their starters back this year, it was the Missippi state defense who felt like maybe the #11 ranking was a knock on their play. So the Bulldog D responded by forced 2 incomplete passes and then a striple and fumble recover on Jacquizz Rodgers. The next drive the beavers look to be getting a score of their own but their a pick in the endzone. The rest of the first have Miss. St continued to dominate. Allowing only one score with about 1 minute left in the half. However the bulldogs followed with a 41 yar Hall Mary pass to go into half with a 35-6 lead. Missippi state started the sencond half taking about about 17 starters, including starting QB Tyler Russell in favor of 3rd stringer freshman Dylan Favre. He stepped up in his first ever playing time to lead an 8 play drive with a TD pass. Final 52-12 Player of Game- Russel 16-18 245 yards 3 Tds Defense allowed onlye 209 yards and 7 first downs. 3 To's, 1 for a TD. Champs are 1-0. Next week the Bulldogs play the Spartans. A team their coach grew up hating with a bitter passion.