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Mullen Delighted With Points, Crowd For Game

Kicker Sean Brauchle

With all the aspects he could have been concerned with, team and individual, one idea overrode everything else in Coach Dan Mullen's mind preparing for the Maroon-White Game. "My thoughts were, I hope we score some points!" he said. "You know what I mean? With a lot of fans coming to the game I'm thinking to myself we better get some points on the board so they leave happy!"

The coach can be content on all counts. When walk-on kicker Derek DePasquale booted his 24-yard field goal through on the final snap of the evening, the Maroons were able to celebrate their 24-21 victory over the Whites. And Mullen was finally able to fully enjoy his first spring game at Mississippi State as a success on all counts. Both of the divided-roster squads put up points, and even better...

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