September 19, 2010

Mullen reflects on LSU loss

Though only three games into the young season, Mississippi State had its worst showing on Saturday in Baton Rouge.

The Bulldogs threw five interceptions giving LSU the short field in a 29-7 loss and already find themselves down 0-2 in the Southeastern Conference.

"Obviously yesterday was a very disappointing game," said MSU head coach Dan Mullen. "We turned the ball over too much. You can't turn the ball over that many times. Give LSU credit, they played a very sound game. Their average field position was our 48 and ours was minus-18. We played on a lopsided field all night and they did a nice job creating that lopsided field and we did a good job of handing them that lopsided field."

Bulldog junior quarterback Chris Relf completed just 5-of-8 passing for 35 yards and two interceptions on the night. Relf missed most of the second half after being shaken up on the opening drive of the third quarter.

Mullen inserted redshirt freshman Tyler Russell behind center who went on to lead State on their first and only scoring drive of the evening. Russell went the rest of the game even after Relf was cleared to reenter.

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