During Saturday's Championship Drive broadcast, Corso called Jackson "the most complete quarterback ever to play the game" statistically and said he should "try to win the Heisman a second time", adding, "if he comes back, he'll win the Heisman next year". - MSU interim head coach Greg Knox. "We're excited about this great opportunity". He announced in mid-November he would play in whatever bowl game the Cardinals were invited to, calling it an obligation to his teammates. We're excited about our opponent.
TALKING POINT: "Today we talked about going out and playing four quarters and it took four quarters to win that ballgame".
Louisville quarterback and former Heisman Trophy victor Lamar Jackson is likely to declare for the 2018 NFL Draft. That high-powered passing attack has enabled Memphis to average 50 points and over 500 yards in home games this season. Williams is now just 47 yards shy of tying Anthony Dixon for 10th place in MSU single-season history.
The Bulldogs have been solid against the run, holding opponents to just 127 rushing yards per game thus far, which translates to 3.73 yards per carry.
Thompson rushed for 147 yards and three touchdowns as State chewed up 277 yards on the ground and finished with 404 yards of offense. The game starts at 11 a.m. and will be on ESPN.
Defensively, MSU will face one of its toughest challenges in Heisman Trophy victor Lamar Jackson, who is just one of three quarterbacks nationally, joining MSU's own Fitzgerald, to throw for over 1,700 yards and rush for over 900 yards this season. The Bulldogs rank in the top 25 nationally in six defensive categories. Live streaming video is available via the Watch ESPN app and WatchESPN.com. Live Stats are available here. Fans can also follow behind-the-scenes content via SnapChat by searching for HailStateSnap.