Quarterback Tyler Russell returned to the Mississippi State practice fields yesterday. The senior missed last week’s blowout win over Alcorn State after suffering a concussion in MSU’s season-opening loss to Oklahoma State.
So will Russell be the starter when State visits Auburn this weekend? “If Tyler is healthy enough to go,” said Dan Mullen, “then he’ll be playing quarterback for us… if he’s not, then Dak (Prescott) will be playing quarterback for us.”
Russell got off to a hot start against OSU before leaving that game. He was 10-of-16 through the air for 263 yards. He did throw an interception, however.
In two games against Auburn (as a freshman and as a junior), Russell is 24-of-38 passes for 241 yards, three TDs and one INT. He led the Bulldogs to a 28-10 win over the Tigers last fall.