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Smith Shakes Off Scare For Fourth Quarter Fun

Smith Shakes Off Scare For Fourth Quarter Fun

Yes, for a moment there the natural thought was oh no, not again. Mississippi State had just recovered a daring on-sides kickoff and was in excellent position to regain major first-half momentum. Then as everyone unpiled from a short first-down dive play at the Tennessee 32-yard line, a Bulldog stayed down. It was of course Tobias Smith.

"I got rolled-up," the senior offensive guard explained later. On his right knee at that. No, not the same one wrecked a year ago. But given Smith's long and serious injury history the sight of him limping to the sideline was unnerving. Fortunately no real harm had been done. "I think it scared me more than anything," admitted Smith, victim of three major injuries from 2008-11. "I was ready to...

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