Live updates: Mississippi State football vs. Louisiana Tech as Mike Leach begins Year 2
The cowbells are ringing once again.
Mississippi State football takes the field Saturday at 3 p.m. CT to face Louisiana Tech at Davis Wade Stadium, opening a 2021 season full of heightened expectations — and plenty of unknowns. The Bulldogs went 4-7 in coach Mike Leach's first season in charge, and they return plenty of the same faces. Among those are quarterback Will Rogers, running backs Jo'quavious Marks and Dillon Johnson, and wide receiver Jaden Walley.
There's more turnover on defense, but there's plenty of experience at linebacker with Aaron Brule and Tyrus Wheat leading the way, and cornerbacks Emmanuel Forbes and Martin Emerson create a formidable duo.
For much of the 2020 season, the defense was the bright spot for Mississippi State. Saturday will prove to be an early indication for how far Leach's offense has come during the offseason against a Louisiana Tech team that finished 5-5 last year.
Here are live updates from Mississippi State's season opener against Louisiana Tech.