August 30, 2008

State shocked in opener at Louisiana Tech

RUSTON, La., - Anyone who knows football understands that turnovers can cost you ballgames even against an inferior opponent.

The Mississippi State Bulldogs found that out the hard way Saturday night turning the ball over five times in a 22-14 loss at Louisiana Tech.

"We didn't handle the ball well," said Mississippi State head coach Sylvester Croom. "We fumbled the ball and we threw interceptions. We did everything you can do to get beat. The thing that disappoints me is that we've never done that when even when we were really, really bad."

MSU sophomore quarterback Wesley Carroll threw three interceptions and it's special teams fumbled two returns to give Louisiana Tech enough firepower to pull the upset.

"They earned this win," Croom said. "They played hard and played throughout the course of this ball game. They didn't make mistakes to get them beat and my hat's off to them."

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