Blog – MSU’s defense looking for redemption against Auburn (with video)

Mississippi State’s defense is looking for some redemption this Saturday.

Last year in Auburn, the Bulldogs allowed the Tigers to march 88 yards and score the game-winning touchdown with 10 seconds left in the game.

That touchdown still stings.

“It’s a bad taste, but we just forgot about it,” MSU junior linebacker Benardrick McKinney said. “We put that in the past and just worrying about playing a game.”

The Bulldogs gave up 459 yards of total offense in that game, but only 120 came on the ground. Quarterback Nick Marshall completed 23-of-34 passes for 339 yards and two touchdowns. He hit C.J. Uzomah for an 11-yard score on the winning drive.

The Bulldog defense gets another shot at Auburn as the No. 3 Bulldogs (5-0, 2-0) host the No. 2 Tigers (5-0, 2-0) Saturday. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. on CBS.

“Every game is a big game for us, so we understand that we get out there on Saturday afternoon (and) we have to play hard, we have to run to the ball, we have to be physical, we have to fit-up the run and defend the deep ball,” MSU defensive coordinator Geoff Collins said.

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