Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald (7) sprints past LSU linebacker Tyler Taylor (24) for a first down during Saturday’s game against LSU in Starkville. Mississippi State won 37-7.
Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald (7) sprints past LSU linebacker Tyler Taylor (24) for a first down during Saturday’s game against LSU in Starkville. Mississippi State won 37-7. Rogelio V. Solis AP
Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald (7) sprints past LSU linebacker Tyler Taylor (24) for a first down during Saturday’s game against LSU in Starkville. Mississippi State won 37-7. Rogelio V. Solis AP

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