Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald and the Bulldogs are coming off a 31-3 defeat at the hands of Georgia last Saturday, just a week after becoming the talk of college football following their blowout of LSU.
Dealing with the fan base is easy after a victory, but those same people can become your worst enemy after a loss. To help Fitzgerald to move on, it is all about paying attention to what is happening in the Bulldogs football facility and ignoring the outside voice.
“Don’t get too into social media. Don’t look too much into what people say,” Fitzgerald said. “Outside of this facility, it doesn’t really matter.”
Fitzgerald struggled in the loss in Athens, Ga., throwing 2 interceptions while completing just 14 of 29 passes for 83 yards and no touchdowns. He, along with his teammates, will have to recover in a hurry as they travel to No. 13 Auburn on Saturday for another big SEC showdown.
“It was embarrassing,” he said. “We kind of got our butts kicked in every facet of the game. We come into the locker room after that and have to have a really short memory. We’ll have a meeting about it, look over the film yesterday and come in today focused on the opponent and a new week to really get after it.”