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Air Attack Setting State's SEC Play Pace

Coach Dan Mullen likes the idea of balanced offense. Even so he might be surprised just how evenly Bulldog play-calling has become. And, how in conference play things are tilting towards the air attack.

Through six SEC games Mississippi State plays are 53% passes and 47% rushes. Include the obvious fact that several ‘runs' in each contest were scrambles and/or sacks and the bias becomes clearer. The Bulldogs increasingly count on throwing the ball, and with good reason. "It's evolving," receivers coach Tim Brewster said. "The passing game is a progress, and work throughout the course of the...