State was powered to victory once again by the play of their dynamic running back, Kylin Hill rushed for over 100 yards again, piling up 124 yards on the day to be exact on just 14 carries. He found the end zone again and rushed for 8.8 yards per carry in the near-20 point victory over the Golden Eagles. Hill’s showcases these last two weeks give credence to the belief that he is among the best running backs in the Southeastern Conference. He also added two receptions for nine yards.
The unfortunate news that came out of this game though was that Tommy Stevens had to leave with what was described as an upper-body injury. Garrett Shrader, a true freshman, walked into the game and went 7-for-11 with 71 yards. Before exiting, Stevens went 9-for-10 with 105 yards and two touchdowns, one to Stephen Guidry and one to Osirus Mitchell.
Southern Miss’ Jack Abraham went 18-for-26 for 234 yards meanwhile. He threw two touchdowns, one to Jordan Mitchell and one to Jaylond Adams. But he also threw two interceptions, those picks going into the hands of State’s C.J. Morgan and Martin Emerson. Mitchell led the game in receptions (6) and receiving yards (94).
Mississippi State will welcome the Kansas State Wildcats to Starkville next week.