Mississippi State football players of the game vs Kansas State

STARKVILLE, MS - SEPTEMBER 01: Kylin Hill #8 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs scores a touchdown as Trenton Gordon #38 of the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks defends during the first half at Davis Wade Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
STARKVILLE, MS - SEPTEMBER 01: Kylin Hill #8 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs scores a touchdown as Trenton Gordon #38 of the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks defends during the first half at Davis Wade Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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STARKVILLE, MS – NOVEMBER 11: DeVonta Smith #6 of the Alabama Crimson Tide catches a pass in between Johnathan Abram #38 and Jamal Peters #2 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs and goes in for the go ahead touchdown during the second half of an NCAA football game at Davis Wade Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)
STARKVILLE, MS – NOVEMBER 11: DeVonta Smith #6 of the Alabama Crimson Tide catches a pass in between Johnathan Abram #38 and Jamal Peters #2 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs and goes in for the go ahead touchdown during the second half of an NCAA football game at Davis Wade Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images) /

Johnathan Abram

Johnathan Abram was all over the field for the Mississippi State football team on Saturday afternoon in an attempt to keep the Kansas State Wildcats in check. And he certainly did just that throughout the bulk of the game.

Abram did get hit with a targeting penalty in the second half, but he racked up a team leading 8 tackles and looked incredibly physical in the process. The Mississippi State Bulldogs need a physical presence in the defensive backfield. It looks like Abram can provide that.

Here’s to hoping that there’s no more ejections due to targeting in the future, however. We need Abram on the field.