April 4, 2009

Defense dominant in second scrimmage

After losing last week's scrimmage the Mississippi State defense came out hungry.

So much so that they warned quarterback Tyson Lee before taking the practice field on Saturday morning.

"(The defense) told me the whole time in the locker room that they were going to eat me for lunch," Lee said. "They were full today."

The defense dominated the second spring scrimmage and evened up things after their opening week loss.

"The defense won and it wasn't even close today," said head coach Dan Mullen. "I was happy with our defense. They came out and played hard. At the end we caught up the score because they kind of slacked off and the offense got to punch a couple in. It was just a good lesson for them to learn. When you've got somebody on the ropes you've got to put them away, don't give them any breathing room."

The defense stayed in the grill of both quarterbacks Lee and Chris Relf causing four turnovers including a 78-yard fumble return by Damein Anderson after a high option pitch.



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