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Beckwith Seizes Starting Guard Opportunity

Absolutely, getting to make that first college start was a maroon-letter day for Ben Beckwith. Anticipating his first SEC start this weekend is even better. And still, the Bulldog guard is keeping a healthy perspective on his recent promotion. "If I'm in a role I don't care. So if they just tell me to do something that's going to help the team that's all I really care about."

Beckwith, a fourth-year junior and former walk-on, has jumped to the top of the depth chart at right guard since sophomore Justin Malone's opening-day injury. Malone, a four-game starter last year, has been put out for the rest of this season with surgery to repair a damaged foot. It's not how Beckwith wanted to earn his promotion…but such stuff happens in football. And Mississippi State's next...

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