At least one Mississippi State player is pumped for the Bulldogs’ first visit to Missouri’s Memorial Stadium on Nov. 5 during ESPN’s Thursday night broadcast.
“I’ve always wanted to play at Missouri since I was little,” senior defensive end Ryan Brown said. “I really don’t know why. I just like their colors I guess, and I’ve been looking at them since I was little. So, I can’t wait for that game.”
Mississippi State burst to national prominence and achieved the program’s first No. 1 ranking in school history last season during a surprising runner-up finish in the SEC West.
The Bulldogs are no longer strangers to the spotlight, but remain eager to tussle with the Tigers before a national audience.
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“We’ve played some Thursday night games, but I think that’s always fun,” senior quarterback Dak Prescott said. “It makes the week faster. You’re always excited to play, can’t wait for Saturday, so now it comes up a little sooner.”
Brown knows Mississippi State’s in for a battle, too.
“I like Missouri and what they have done to their program in the short amount of time they have has been incredible,” he said. “My hat’s off to them.”