The scrimmage is Friday afternoon. This didn’t keep a few Bulldogs from getting a head-start Thursday. Such on a play-action pass when WR-turned-back Brandon Holloway stayed in to block and found himself in the path of DT Nick James. “Yeah, that’s a big mismatch there!” grinned Coach Dan Mullen.
While many fans looked for freshmen names like Quay Evans and Nick James on the back of Mississippi State uniforms last season, one freshman name showed up so much that it had many going back to research the high school highlight tapes. Ryan Brown discusses his path to playing time early on in his Bulldog career.
Four games into the season, five of Mississippi State’s true freshmen have played. PK Devon Bell, DE Ryan Brown, CB Cedric Giles, DT Quay Evans, DT Nick James. This is almost as many as got on the field in both 2010 and ’11 combined, when three true frosh each played in those seasons.