September 21, 2010

Big game approaching for both Bulldogs

Mississippi State and Georgia have had their struggles in recent weeks suffering two straight losses to ranked opponents inside the Southeastern Conference.

Both sets of Bulldogs enter Saturday's showdown with identical 1-2 overall records and one team will emerge from that game with their first league win and momentum for the rest of the season.

"It's a big game for both programs," said MSU head coach Dan Mullen. "Someone is coming out of this game with a pretty good jumpstart on the rest of this season. Both of us have played tough, very difficult early seasons in the conference. If we get out of this run at 2-2 that's going to set us up hopefully to have a successful season."

State has dropped its two previous contests to Auburn at home and LSU on the road and are hoping to get back on track at Davis Wade Stadium against perennial SEC East power Georgia.

"Obviously we are coming off two tough losses to two teams ranked in the Top 15," Mullen said. "We turn around with a team getting back at home with a big game against a team ranked as high as 18th or 19th this year and a team that was preseason picked to win the SEC East. We are going to have our hands full with a very talented Georgia football team coming up but we are excited to get back home in front of our home fans."

Georgia's offense enters the game averaging 340.7 yards and 18.3 points per game. They are picking up 212.7 through the air and adding another 128 on the ground so far this season.

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