September 26, 2006
Pegues bouncing back mentally
Mississippi State got one of its biggest commitments in recent years when South Panola standout Derek Pegues decided to give his pledge to the Bulldogs. Pegues came in as a freshman and contributed on the Bulldogs special teams immediately. After senior cornerback Kevin Dockery moved on to the NFL, he was expected to man down one side of the Bulldog defense.
Defensively, MSU started the season with high hopes and did nothing to disappoint in its first two games against South Carolina and Auburn. Two Heisman trophy candidates came into Scott Field looking to pad stats, but only left with a victory instead.
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