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Shumpert shines in Bulldog debut

September 8, 2013

Ashton Shumpert (32) was one of the new faces on the field for the Mississippi State Bulldogs Saturday. (Photo by Lee Adams, For Starkville Daily News)

True freshman Ashton Shumpert took the field as a Bulldog for the first time on Saturday. During his appearance the running back compiled 22-carries for 98 yards and two touchdowns.
Shumpert’s two trips to the end zone made him the first true freshman to score twice in a collegiate debut since Chad Bumphis in 2009.
Shumpert also became the first MSU true freshman to lead the team in rushing yards since Anthony Dixon in 2006.

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