Mississippi State football

Mississippi State linebacker Nathaniel Watson (14) celebrates one of his teammates making a play during an earlier game this season.

For Mississippi State, that’s meant several players getting to play a year longer than previously expected and more will be coming over the next couple of seasons as those players begin to filter out. Next season, MSU has a chance to return several key contributors because of that extra season and one of the biggest possibilities announced his intentions on Wednesday.

Linebacker Nathaniel “Bookie” Watson posted a graphic on Twitter that said “Run it Back” with a picture of Watson holding the Egg Bowl trophy. The post indicated that he will in fact use that sixth year of eligibility and play one last year with the Bulldogs.

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