Mississippi State football

Mississippi State defensive end Marquiss Spencer (42) sacks Southern Mississippi quarterback Jack Abraham and forced a fumble on Saturday.

Mississippi State’s 2019 defense still isn’t on the level of last year’s dominant version, but the Bulldogs feel, at the very least, like strides are being made on the heels of Saturday’s 38-15 win over Southern Mississippi.

“I thought we took a positive step from (the season opener to this past game) in terms of our tackling and our assignments,” Mississippi State head coach Joe Moorhead said. “I was pleased with our progress.”

For more on the Bulldogs, see Monday's Starkville Daily News.

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