November 16th, 2011 01:35 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Arkansas, Mississippi State
Tags: BCS, Les Koenning, MSU, SEC
Mississippi State offensive coordinator Les Koenning is worried about the number of blitzes his struggling quarterbacks will see Saturday night from Arkansas:
“When you turn on the film, they’re blitzing coming off the bus. Last year, we saw every blitz imaginable and they even drew some up at halftime that we hadn’t practiced against.”
Against conference foes, MSU ranks ninth in the SEC in total offense and seventh in passing yardage. Arkansas ranks eighth in total defense, and seventh in pass defense.
If State wants to spring the upset, however, it’s the Bulldog run game that will be key. The best way to beat Arkansas is to make sure its offense isn’t on the field. MSU will need to run the ball and eat clock if its going to dash the Hogs’ slim BCS hopes.
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