September 30, 2008

Croom finds positives in LSU loss

After reviewing the game film, Mississippi State head coach Sylvester Croom was pleased overall with the way his team performed against LSU this past Saturday.

But a 34-24 loss still proves there is still work to be done in Bulldog country.

"That was our best game in all three phases," Croom said. "But there is still a lot of room for improvement."

The area that impressed Croom the most was his special teams. The fifth-year head coach worried all week about stopping the Tigers return specialists like Trindon Holliday.

"I thought our kicking game was outstanding," Croom said. "It's been good all year. Our kickers did an excellent job. We played some of the best return men in the game the other night and they didn't hurt us. We kicked the ball well and our coverage was well. The protection was good. The kicking game was the most impressing thing because that is the first place you lose and we didn't get hurt there."

The Bulldogs also had their best offensive showing moving the chains 13 times and converted all three chances in the red zone.

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