September 8, 2008

Derek Pegues Back in Business

There were plenty of ovations Saturday during Mississippi Statefs home opening win over Southeastern Louisiana.
But possibly the loudest applause came before the game ever began as the replay of Derek Peguesf 75-yard punt return in the Egg Bowl electrified the fans into a frenzy as if they were reliving the play live.

The excitement even got to the senior safety who was making his return to the lineup after serving a one-game suspension.

gI was amped up,h Pegues said. gItfs the first game of my senior year, and I was ready to get out there and really hit somebody besides the players on my team.h

Pegues missed the Louisiana Tech game to start the season after being suspended for violating the universities class attendance policy. After missing the first game of his career, Pegues was just glad to get back on the field and help his team to victory.

gI was sick last week,h Pegues said. g I really donft want to talk about it. I know this week I was ready to get out there. I went out and practiced hard all week. It just felt good to get back on the field with those guys and contribute.h

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