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Mississippi State Game Notebook

Mississippi State Game Notebook

AUBURN – Much as Dan Mullen emphasized all the preceding missed opportunities on offense and defense alike, the natural post-game focus had to be the final play. For the second time in his MSU career Mullen had an all-or-nothing situation at the goal line. Unfortunately both came up short and in comparable fashions.

In 2009, on the last of four downs inside the five-yard line, QB Tyson Lee was stopped well short of the line as he aborted on a pitch-play to Anthony Dixon. Whether the pitch was practical or not given how LSU had caved-in the entire left side of the line is debatable, but the attempt ought to have been made. This time the quarterback kept it, and Mullen said Chris Relf did as he ought. "It's...

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