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Offense Opens Well, Defense Finishes Stronger

Darius Slay

Simply, Josh Boyd was offended. About the offense, that is, and how the first-team guys in maroon hung a pair of quick touchdowns on the Bulldog defense. "That was ridiculous," the senior defensive tackle said. "We started slow and they capitalized. That's a big pain for us."

Maybe so, but it was much more painful for the offense once the guys in white got their own game going. Pride stung, the defensive team asserted themselves and controlled most of the remaining series in Mississippi State's scrimmage at Scott Field. The game-type session had most of the elements of a real game, including a starting time around 6:30 which Bulldog teams have gotten very used to...

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