October 6, 2013
Bulldogs Find Bright Spots in Fourth-Quarter Route
Mississippi State had put together an impressive offensive performance through two and a half quarters. The Bulldogs had two quarterbacks working in sync and, regardless of the success of LSU quarterback Zach Mettenburger and the LSU receivers, the defensive line was dominant. Then the fourth quarter happened. The quarter would change the entire ball game and the outside world would see a blow out rather than obvious improvement from many positions on the field as opposed to years past.
"It was definitely all on us we've just got to execute better and finish the game," quarterback Dak Prescott said of the loss. "We can play with them. We played with them for three quarters. We've just got to finish out the game and show we can."
Prescott and crew definitely didn't start out slow. The Bulldogs gave up a touchdown on a long opening drive by LSU but answered right back with a three-play drive capped by a 25-yard run by Prescott on a broken play where he stepped up into the pocket and took off for his sixth rushing touchdown of the year. At that point, Bulldog fans didn't expect to ever see Tyler Russell again since the offense was running so easily with Prescott.
"I did alright. There's things I definitely need to fix and things that we've got to get better as a team and me personally getting better at," Prescott said. He rushed for 103 yards on 12 carries, just his second 100-yard rushing performance of the season.
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