Geared up with a 2-0 start and brimming confidence, the Mississippi State Bulldogs will hit the field on Saturday morning, as they seek a 3-0 start to the season.
To move to 3-0, the Bulldogs will be tasked with trying to defeat the Kansas State Wildcats. The Bulldogs were able to accomplish this task last year thanks to the play of Kylin Hill. And guess what? Hill is still roaming around in Starkville. And it won’t be surprising if last year’s biggest benefactor plays a huge role again this time around.
Kylin is off to a blistering start to the season and has been the brightest spot on the Bulldog offense. He leads the conference currently in rushing yards by nearly a full 100 yards over Georgia Bulldogs star D’Andre Swift. Hill’s 320 yards best Swift’s 214, and are well over JaTarvious Whitlow’s 206, Scottie Phillips’ 205 and Ty Chandler’s 202.
Swift has been impressive, as he’s only needed 22 carries to reach those 214 yards. But it’s not like Hill is slouching. He has gotten there on 41 carries, which means he’s averaging 7.81 yards per carry. That’s good for fifth in the conference right now behind Swift, Zamir White of Georgia, Kentucky Wildcats tailback Kavosiey Smoke and Texas A&M Aggies running back Isaiah Spiller.
So Hill is among the best in the conference at the moment, and it’s really no shock why. K-State will have to try and limit him, but so far, he’s playing tremendously, so it will take a hell of a haul to bottle him up.
State’s defense is once again looking very good. The team has allowed an average of 21.5 points through the first two games of the season. While the team gave up a copious amount of yards and points in Week 1, their Week 2 showing looked more on par with what they’ve been known to do.
Kansas State’s offense has been looking great to start off the year though. Skylar Thompson has completed 74.3 percent of his 35 passing attempts and on the ground, James Gilbert and Jordon Brown have both been dynamic. K-State however has not faced a defense like State’s yet and we’ll have to see how they fare against them on Saturday morning to see if they can keep that success going.
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