Fan Sound Off: Mississippi State blanks Charleston Southern 49-0

Heisman Trophy-Nick Fitzgerald

The Mississippi State fan base has reason to be excited for the 2017 season after the Bulldogs put on an impressive showing in Week 1, downing Charleston Southern 49-0 in Starkville.

Nick Fitzgerald and the Mississippi State offense racked up 555 total yards, the 19th time since 2014 that the Bulldogs produced 500 yards or more. That’s more than any other team in the SEC during that period.

The sophomore quarterback threw for 239 yards and 2 touchdowns before exiting in the third quarter.

Coach Dan Mullen’s decision to play tailback Kylin Hill drew some early criticism, but it proved unfounded as the freshman (62 yards rushing) teamed with Aeris Williams for 145 yards out of the backfield.

It was the defense that set the tone, however. Mississippi State impressed in defensive coordinator Todd Grantham’s debut, limiting the Buccaneers to 33 yards, including only 18 on the ground. Charleston Southern failed to move the ball past midfield.

The Mississippi State defense helped its cause with two sacks in the first half as the Bulldogs built a 35-0 lead heading into the break.

Check out what Mississippi State fans are saying about the performance and join the conversation here.

Note: Comments are taken verbatim from Mississippi State Bulldogs — SEC Country and only edited for spelling.

Buddy Winters:  That was a good warmup, but I believe we have something to look forward to this year.

Derek Harris: It was a great win, really impressed with the intensity we had on both sides of the ball especially the defense!!!

Paige McAtee Wright: Good job, Bulldogs. Glad to see our defense looking promising.

Franklin Thompson: Love the defense, offense needs a little work. I think 10-and-2 or 11-and-1.

Becky Gatlin: Mr. Grantham’s guys did good! Go Dawgs

Martin Scott Howard: Need to work on those low snaps.

Randy White: The 1st one WRAPPED N MAROON AND WHITE!!!!!

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