The end of the first quarter had us up 14-0 and Tech went into the locker room for half time with a 21-0 score. Tech's defense was stifling, MSU's offense was anemic. MSU's vaunted defense was stout, but Tech's triple option found big gaps in coverage (including one 88-yard scamper for a touchdown by RB Jonathan Dwyer).
I predicted a shutout (21-0) and came pretty close, save the fourth quarter mercy TD that was allowed by Tech (the score was already 31-0)!
plez sez: plezWife wasn't up for the tailgate party excitement, so it was just me and the SugarPlum. the tailgate party was off the chain and it lasted throughout the game, postgame, and until the last day's light. The Low Down Nupes know how to throw a party (and i want to thank the brothers from Mississippi State who hung out with us all day)!
i do feel bad for MSU Head Coach Sylvester Croom. as one of a scant few Black head coaches in college football, i would like to see him do well, and it pains me to watch his team in such a sorry situation. if not for a lack of talent available in the fair state of mississippi, i'm inclined to believe that being a Div-1 head coach isn't his forte: MSU lacked discipline (too many costly penalties), the quarterback(s) - two were used during the game - were not SEC caliber quarterbacks, the offensive scheme lacked imagination, and Tech's defense continually broke down the MSU defense (that held Auburn to one field goal last week). it seems to me that his talents as a head coach would be better utilized at a college that plays on a lower level (is there still a Div 2?) or at the type of college where the football games are usually attended by those who come to see the band at halftime!
let's strike up the band with the "Ramblin' Wreck Song"