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It's time

And now the home opener. Perhaps the preferred season opener.

The Dawgs face in-state foes, the Alcorn State Braves, 2:30 on channel...well, you might as well just go to it.

Although its fairly disappointing not scoring your first TD until the second game. Perhaps scoring your first 7 TD's in the second game would make up for it. The last time these two teams faced each other was in Dan Mullen's second year, and State came away with a 49-16 victory in the hands of QB Chris Relf.

Relf won't be here Saturday. But perhaps someone in his mold will be. Sophomore QB Dak Prescott will get his first career start Saturday, due to Tyler Russell's concussion against OK-State.

This could mean anything really. Starting for the first time, and in your home stadium, can be nerve-wracking. And the offensive performance against OK-State doesn't build a lot of confidence.

But Prescott has been impressive with the opportunities in his short career, completing over 60% of his throws in 2012 and scoring 8 TD's (4 throwing, 4 running). And his dual threat of running and throwing could be the precise thing needed for MSU to get its offense rolling.

Regardless, the punting team will always have his back.

 

~Sam Anderson

Writer

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