April 11, 2009

Offense controls third team scrimmage

It took a while for the offense to get warmed up on the unseasonably chilly morning but Mississippi State's offense got things going and scored consistently during the latter half of Saturday's scrimmage.

The offense came back to win the scrimmage and now lead 2-1 over the defense in the three scrimmages this spring.

"The offense won today," said head coach Dan Mullen. "The defense started off with a big lead early and the offense I tell you, they executed some things today. When we went with our backs to the wall drill they went on a 98-yard drive and that's great for the offense."

The 98-yard drive was capped off by a jump pass from Anthony Dixon to Nelson Hurst on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line.

The jump pass was the same play that Mullen ran that made Tim Tebow famous. Dixon stated that Saturday during pregame warm-up was the first time they have attempted to run the play.

"That was nice," Dixon said. "I was just showing off the skills a little bit. Coach put that in today so I had to perform."

Dixon also scored on a pair of touchdown runs including a 13-yard run earlier in the scrimmage and high-stepped into the end zone past the defense. Dixon took pride in what the offense was able to accomplish during the scrimmage session.



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