Two Mississippi State offensive starters expected to return Saturday
With half the season remaining, Mississippi State would certainly like to get healthy for the stretch run of late October and November. The Bulldogs won’t get back all their injured players this Saturday against Louisiana Tech, but a few will return.
Junior tight end Gus Walley and senior offensive lineman Rufus Warren are expected to be back. Despite missing the last two games because of a wrist injury, Walley is third on the team with 15 receptions. Warren, who is normally the starting left tackle, missed last week’s game because of an ankle injury.
Mullen admitted Warren probably could have played last week, but the Bulldogs wanted to make sure he was healthy for the end of the season.
“It’s one of those (things) with the ankle, he might play 80 percent Saturday and if he did that he’d probably still be playing at 80 percent again this week,” Mullen said to Michael Bonner of the Clarion-Ledger. “Where now I think he’s good to be back this week.”
Senior quarterback Dak Prescott is also healthy again. He dealt with a stomach virus during Saturday’s game and only participated in the first three drives.
The Bulldogs, however, could be without senior wide receiver Joe Morrow and sophomore wide out Gabe Myles. Both are listed as questionable.
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