Mississippi State Football

ississippi State head football coach Joe Moorhead said the focus this week needs to be on Abilene Christian and not Ole Miss.

The days are ticking down until the annual Battle for the Golden Egg between Mississippi State and Ole Miss.

Thanksgiving night is nearing and the contest between the Bulldogs and Rebels is drawing closer.

Before then though, MSU has business to take care of. A non-conference game against Abilene Christian awaits this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. It’s a game State has to have if it is to win its final two regular season games, get six wins this year and achieve bowl eligibility. That’s why MSU head coach Joe Moorhead insists his team won’t be looking ahead to the Rebels at all this week. He says it’s all about beating Abilene Christian.

“We need to be focused on the task at hand,” Moorhead said at his weekly press conference on Monday. “Certainly everyone knows what’s looming on the back end of (this week’s game). There’s a huge rivalry game. Our focus will turn to that the second the clock hits zero on Abilene Christian. Right now, all of our guys’ focus and attention for the players and the staff is on doing the things necessary to get win No. 5 and beat Abilene Christian.”

For more notes from Moorhead's Monday press conference, see Tuesday's Starkville Daily News.

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