Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback Nick Fitzgerald dominated the game Saturday night against the Texas A&M Aggies, as he led the Bulldogs to a 35-14 victory in College Station. The win marked Mississippi State’s third straight victory.
Fitzgerald completed 12 of 21 passes for 141 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. He also rushed for 105 yards with 18 carries and a touchdown.
Not only did Fitzgerald shine, but the Mississippi State defense made their presence known, as well. They forced three interceptions, one of which they returned for a touchdown. They allowed only 96 yards rushing against a pretty fierce Aggies rushing attack.
A&M had a bit of a hard time tonight. Kellen Mond started the game, but was taken out early. He went eight for 26 with 56 passing yards and two interceptions. Nick Starkel, who came back from an ankle injury, looked quite good, completing eight of his 15 passes for 133 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Starkel may go back to his original starting role after tonight. Mond led the team in rushing with six carries for 32 yards. Cameron Buckley led the receivers with two receptions for 88 yards and a touchdown.
Mississippi State is now 6-2 and bowl eligible. Texas A&M has Auburn up next, which will be tough competition for them.