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Mississippi State excited for Thursday night football spotlight at Missouri

Mississippi State senior quarterback Dak Prescott says he likes Thursday night showdowns.
Mississippi State senior quarterback Dak Prescott says he likes Thursday night showdowns. The Associated Press

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.

“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.”

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