The Mississippi State 2018 spring game will be on Saturday, April 21. Below you can find game time and television information as well as a preview for the game and the rosters.
This will be the first spring game for new coach Joe Moorhead, who replaced Dan Mullen after he left for Florida.
Mississippi State spring game 2018: Time
Mississippi State 2018 Spring Game will begin at 4 p.m. ET.
Mississippi State spring game 2018: TV channel
The Mississippi State Spring Game will be televised on SEC Network.
Mississippi State spring game 2018: Live stream
You can watch the Mississippi State Spring Game online at WatchESPN app.
Mississippi State spring game 2018: Rosters
Mississippi State spring game 2018: Preview
Beyond just the first look at Moorhead’s new offense and the team as a whole, there will be a couple of key players Mississippi State players will be looking out for.
First up is defensive end Chauncey Rivers. The former Georgia Bulldog and Last Chance U star was expected to provide a big boost to the Mississippi State defense last year but was ruled ineligible for the season. He’ll be able to play this coming season, and when you add him into a defense that returns Montrez Sweat and Jeffrey Simmons, the Bulldogs defense could be even better than it was a season ago. And it will be the first look at new defensive coordinator Bob Shoop and his defense. Shoop spent the past two seasons at Tennessee.
On the offensive side of the ball, the wide receiver position will get a lot of attention. It was the weakest position on that side of the ball last season but should get a big boost with the mid-year additions of Devonta Jason and Stephen Guidry. Both players were 4-star recruits and should make life much easier for whoever ends up playing quarterback in the spring game.
Which brings us to Nick Fitzgerald. The quarterback broke his ankle in the Ole Miss game, but has made great progress in rehab and has shown that he’s back running again. But there’s no real need to rush him back, especially after Keyaton Thompson showed a lot of potential in the Bulldogs Belk Bowl win over Louisville. Thompson threw for 127 yards and ran for 147 in the 31-27 win over the Cardinals.
The school announced that he won’t play in the game. Guidry, Keith Mixon and Powers Warren won’t particpate in the game either.
The Mississippi State game is set for 4 p.m. ET and will air on the SEC Network. It will follow the Tennessee spring game, which airs at 2 p.m. ET.