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Mississippi State vs. Louisiana

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Published on September 2, 2019 -

Mississippi State vs. Louisiana

For Mississippi State, the start of the 2019 college football season meant a rematch from the 2018 campaign.

Based on last year’s 56-10 thumping of the University of Louisiana, the Bulldogs appeared to be well on their way to winning their third straight season opener.

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Mississippi State vs. Louisiana

- for mississippi state... the- start of the 20-19 college- football season... meant a- re-match from the 20-18 - campaign.

- and based on last year's 56-- to-10 thumping of the universit- of- louisiana... the bulldogs - appeared to be well on their- way... to winning their third - straight season opener.

- but they say it's hard to beat- the same team twice... and the- ragin' cajuns made it a little- harder this time around... even- though these highlights won't - depict that.- first drive of the game... penn- state transfer tommy stevens- making his first-ever start as - bulldog... hooking up with- osirus mitchell... beautiful- pitch and catch for the m-s-u - touchdown... and a little flex- for good measure... 7-nothing - dawgs.- on the very next play from- scrimmage... levi lewis - rolling...- and picked off by cameron - dantzler... and he's about to - run - into your living room with the- entire mississippi state defens- behind him... after the game, - head coach joe moorhead said- they had to play like junkyard- dogs... and that certainly fits- the bill.

- offensively... kylin hill would- go for 197 yards on the - ground... - and here he is hurdling a - defender.... and then stares- down that u-l sideline.

- second quarter now... this time- stevens handing the ball off to- nick gibson... bounces it to th- outside... sheds a tackler... - and - dives for the pylon... touchdow- bulldogs... - amazing individual effort... an- - - - once again... a mosh pit- celebration right in front of - the camera... - that makes it 14-7 dawgs.

- and the ragin' cajuns continuin- to hang around... - lewis keeps it on the bootleg..- before finding nick ralston for- the u-l touchdown... don't look- now... but the game is- tied at 14-all.

- state would respond right befor- the half, though... yet - another touchdown right into- your kitchen... as- stevens keeps the read option..- and scampers in for six... nice- piece of running from the team- captain... 21-7 m-s-u heading - into- the break.- in the third quarter... hill- would finally get his... caps - off - this drive with his first - touchdown of the season... just- a bruising run over the - linebacker... the score keeps - growing to 28-14 bulldogs.- and finally, in the fourth- quarter... stevens going- back to the air for none- other... than ocean springs alu- austin williams... who makes a- diving catch in the corner of - the endzone... perhaps the play- of the game... 35-14 state.

- and despite u-l making it - interesting down the- stretch... m-s-u hangs on for - the 38-28 victory.- news 25's jeff haeger was at th- mercedes-benz superdome - in new orleans... and has the - full game recap... for the star- - - - of a new era at m-s-u.- - in a game mississippi state - never really felt in danger of- losing... u-l certainly kept it- closer than last year's 46-poin- demolition.

- the big story was obviously pen- state transfer tommy- stevens... making not only his- first start as a bulldog... but- also his first start in footbal- period... since november 7th, - 20-14.- "i texted with tommy last night and i said you've been working- for this opportunity for- your whole life and for the pas- few years and i said i want you- - - - to go out, i want you to play - loose.

I want you to have fun.- and for a guy to come out and - make his first start and- have that kind of production, i- was very excited for him."

"definitely a really cool moment.

I've been able to play - lot at penn state and didn't- really make the moment too big- for me i'd say.

It was a really- good feeling to just go - - - - out and overall have a really - good team win."

"was it fun being the first receiver to catch a tommy - stevens touchdown pass?"

"oh yeah, it was exciting.

It was very exciting."

Nat ---> cheering - "oh, well there were a lot of emotions.

But coach moorhead- always preaches - - - - adversity, so when things don't- go our way, how are we going to- respond to it?- and i feel like we responded- well."

"defensively, i think we bent.

We didn't really break.

And as - told the guys after the - game, jeffery simmons isn't - coming back.

Montez sweat isn't- coming back.- johnathan abram is not coming - back.

We're not that defense.

W- - - - need to find our own identity.- we need to find a way to make - plays.

And ultimately at the en- of- the day, it's not about one - phase or one unit.

It's about u- playing together as a team- - - - and it's going to be old school- mississippi state football.

- we're going to have to find a - way on a weekly basis to fight,- scratch and claw like junkyard- dogs and find a way to- win football games."

Now... seemingly the nail in th- coffin at that point in the - game... was a fourth quarter- touchdown catch from- ocean springs alum austin - williams... which turned out to- be- the pivotal score... in a fourt- quarter that saw the- ragin' cajuns come back to make- it a seven-point deficit late - in the game.- now... next up for the bulldogs- is a return trip to - starkville... - where they'll welcome in the- southern miss golden eagles...- for their home opener.- from the superdome, jeff- haeger... news

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