What We Learned: Mississippi State Versus Texas A&M

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Oct 3, 2015; College Station, TX, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs running back Aeris Williams (27) carries the ball as Texas A&M Aggies defensive lineman Myles Garrett (right) defends during the second half at Kyle Field. Texas A&M won 30-17. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Dan Mullen is Losing Faith in Shumpert and Holloway

And it is about time he did. Yes, the two still were given nine carries, but the other backs Mississippi State fans have been clamoring to see saw some action. The other running backs not named Shumpert or Holloway received 7 carries compared to their nine, and those other running backs totaled 78 yards on those 7 carries.

The highlight of those 7 carries was a 52 yard touchdown run by Malik Dear. Fans were wondering (aka furious) why Mullen didn’t give the ball to Dear again, though one hadnoff to him was negated by a penalty. Mullen had this to say after the game.

He also said this about working in some of the younger guys.

So if you’re tired of Shumpert and Holloway, there is hope. The problem that might rear its head is the one that happened about midway through the third quarter. The Bulldogs had driven to the Aggie ten and Williams was looking good carrying the ball, and then was stripped of the ball on about the 8 yard line. The Bulldogs had an opportunity to close a 27-10 gap and it killed any momentum the Bulldogs had.

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