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Tuesday Bulldog Football Notebook

Senior DT Kyle Love

All last week Bulldog defenders spoke of how ‘personal' they took the Auburn outcome. Thus it was Vanderbilt's offense that had to suffer the consequences, as State turned the proverbial chip on the shoulder into a big stick for administering a thorough beat-down. "We showed it against Vanderbilt, we did," said DT Kyle Love. "And it's funny because I knew somebody would ask me that!"

Fortunately the senior starter was smiling about the anticipated query. That itself was a straight 180-degree difference from the previous week, when Mississippi State had nothing to smile about after allowing 49 points and nigh-enough 600 yards to the Tigers. But shutting down a similar Commodore scheme, holding them to a lone field goal and just 157 yards (Auburn got more than that in both the... Recommended Stories