November 3, 2011

Simpson talking Mississippi State

Jason Simpson understands that his Tennessee-Martin team will walk into a homecoming crowd at Davis Wade Stadium on Saturday as huge underdogs.

But it is a role the Skyhawks have played before having faced a Southeastern Conference opponent for the third time in the past four seasons.

"This week is obviously a huge, huge challenge for us that will be fun to prepare for," Simpson said. "We'll treat it like a bowl game and go take a shot. (A win) would impress me too. That would be something great for our program for sure."

UT-Martin is 0-12 all-time against Football Bowl Subdivision opponents but this weekend will be their first ever meeting against Mississippi State.

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