Mississippi Sportscaster Tom Eble’s MSU Bulldogs Scouting Report
The 16th ranked Mississippi State roll into Tuscaloosa looking for Joe Morehead's first signature win as the head coach of the Bulldogs.
The maroon and white Bulldogs have built some momentum thanks to convincing wins at home over Texas A&M and Louisiana Tech.
In Tuscaloosa, the taste of victory has been rare for the Bulldogs with just two wins over the Crimson Tide inside Bryant-Denny Stadium since 1957.
During Wednesday's episode of The Gary Harris Show, sportscaster Tom Eble from WCBI-TV in Columbus, Mississippi provided his assessment of the 2018 season for the Bulldogs.
While the defense has been the strength for Mississippi State in 2018, quarterback Nick Fitzgerald has been inconsistent in passing game completing just under 51 percent of his attempts for 1,252 yards with 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
However, the senior signal caller threw for 241 yards with two passing scores against Texas A&M and 243 yards with four scoring tosses against Louisiana Tech.
"Joe Moorehead and the offensive staff have said the past couple of weeks, even after the A&M game, that they stopped trying to be so complicated with the passing game, stop trying to call the perfect read, the perfect play, the perfect game plan week in and week out, and they almost just take the reins off of Nick (Fitzgerald) and let him go. Let him try and make plays on his own." Eble said.
Throughout the conversation, the WCBI-TV sportscaster analyzes the matchup between the Mississippi State defense and Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa, the views that the Bulldogs players have regarding the Crimson Tide and the dynamics of Alabama and Mississippi being the two closes school geographically in the SEC.
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