Mississippi State and Ole Miss are both 2-0, but bigger tests await this weekend for them.
MSU is coming off a win over Louisiana Tech (4:21) in what Logan said was “the most bizarre” game he’s ever covered. It featured blocked extra points, two touchdowns by nose guard Jeffrey Simmons, and a third-and-93.
Ole Miss, meanwhile, pulled away from UT Martin (11:00), and Parrish there are some areas that clearly still need a lot of work. Namely, the run game on both sides of the ball. The Rebels travel to Cal this week in a game that could prove big in the larger picture (14:05), and that iffy run defense will be tested by Bears running back Patrick Laird (23:57).
On the plus side for Ole Miss (15:39), Parrish says the wide receivers have been as good as advertised, QB Shea Patterson looks better than he did at the end of last season, and defensive lineman Josiah Coatney has been a pleasant surprise.
Logan says MSU’s offense has been strong in the run game (20:20), but it will face a stiff challenge when LSU visits this weekend. Speaking of the Tigers, the last time Ed Orgeron was in Starkville as a head coach, it was the infamous fourth-and-1 play (25:11).
Also on this episode, the guys provide injury updates (26:24), and Parrish talks about Ole Miss’ appearance earlier this week before the NCAA Committee on Infractions (1:47).