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Bulldogs Put 47-24 Hurting On Houston

Vick Ballard

Dan Mullen knew his team wasn't going to shut Houston out. But he figured the Bulldogs could eventually knock the Cougars out if the took care of the ball, ground the clock, and converted opportunities into their own points. It had to be fun watching that plan come together as it did in Mississippi State's 47-24 win.

Mississippi State put its particular strengths, including sheer strength, to best use Saturday night in overpowering the host Cougar. With their non-conference victory the Bulldogs improved to 4-2 overall and, halfway through the season, moved a significant step closer to the post-season goal of bowl eligibility. Houston walked away 3-2 after their 18-game home winning streak was snapped. As well...

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