After a couple of frustrating games for the Mississippi State football team, Matt Brock is focused on delivering consistency with the Bulldogs’ defense.
Fresh off of a disappointing 24-3 loss to the Kentucky Wildcats, the Mississippi State football team is searching for a way to ensure that Texas A&M’s offense doesn’t find success in College Station on Saturday.
MSU defensive coordinator Matt Brock spoke about the challenges the Aggies present and the way the Bulldogs have demonstrated a continued need for greater consistency as they try to get a road win.
Mississippi State football, Matt Brock must contain Texas A&M’s playmakers
When discussing the upcoming game against the Bulldogs, Brock noted how there’s ton of talent for the Aggies at skill positions. It should be concerning the way Texas A&M can quickly create explosive plays if MSU’s defense makes mistakes.
“Obviously the skill positions are extremely explosive,” Brock stated. “They have great, great skill. Their offensive line is obviously really good as well, big up front.”
And the Bulldogs definitely need to find a way to account for dynamic playmakers like Ainias Smith as well as quarterback Max Johnson. It’s crucial that MSU maintains consistency and discipline on the road and it sure looks like Brock would agree with that.
The defense can’t afford mental lapses against dynamic talent. At least, not if MSU wants to win, that is.
“I think it just comes down to executing and not being high and low in our execution and doing things that we need to do,” Brock explained.
Mississippi State has had some problems thanks to inconsistent execution. Missed assignments, some coverage issues, and occasionally what has appeared to be mental mistakes have been problems that can’t happen if State wants to win this game.
And the Bulldogs need to ensure solid execution in a tough road environment.
“To me it’s just getting out there and not allowing the hype that naturally occurs in that kind of atmosphere to distract you,” Brock stated.
Everything Matt Brock said about Mississippi State football game vs. Texas A&M
Here’s everything Brock said:
We’ll see how the Bulldogs’ defense looks this week. Hopefully things are better than they’ve seemed. MSU actually did a pretty solid job of slowing Kentucky and limiting things in the second half against Auburn. But can the Bulldogs play a full game? Will the offense be forced to operate in a manner that is designed to protect the defense?