Northwestern State Demons (0-2) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (1-1)
|Date & Time||Saturday September 19, 2015, 4:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Mississippi State Bulldogs -39.5 -- Over/Under: 60
The Northwestern State Demons and Mississippi State Bulldogs meet Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium.
The Northwestern State Demons are still looking for their first win after a quick 0-2 start. Joel Blumenthal is completing 66.6 percent of his passes for 159 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Blumenthal and J.D. Almond have both of the Demons two touchdown passes. Cody Jones and Tuff McClain have combined for more than 140 receiving yards and one touchdown while Ed Eagan has four receptions. The Northwestern State Demons ground game is averaging 170 yards per contest, and Daniel Taylor leads the way with 94 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, Northwestern State is allowing 39 points and 500 yards per game. Chase Collins leads the Demons with 19 tackles, Darius Poullard has a sack and Desmond Lacey has an interception.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs look to rebound from their tough loss to the LSU Tigers. Dak Prescott is completing 62.2 percent of his passes for 572 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Prescott has thrown a touchdown now in 16 straight games. Fred Ross and De'Runnya Wilson have combined for more than 260 receiving yards and one touchdown while Gus Walley has 10 receptions. The Mississippi State Bulldogs ground game is averaging 124 yards per contest, and Brandon Holloway leads the way with 88 yards on 12 carries. Defensively, Miss State is allowing 18.5 points and 375 yards per game. Richie Brown leads the Bulldogs with 22 tackles, A.J. Jefferson has four tackles for loss and Will Redmond has an interception.
The Northwestern State Demons have just taken big losses to teams that aren't even close to as talented as Mississippi State. Also, the Bulldogs will be eager to take last week's frustrations out on somebody. It just so happens to be Northwestern State, a program that has lost five of its last seven games.
This will be an SEC blowout.