Examining the Mississippi State Run Game

Much has been made of the similarities between the offense Dan Mullen ran at Florida and the one he uses now, and there are a lot of them.

The wide-open, spread running attack that won Tim Tebow a Heisman Trophy in Gainesville has paid huge dividends in Starkville, even before this historic season. If Dak Prescott can keep winning, there’s a good chance he’ll be the next Dan Mullen pupil to be accepting that historic trophy in New York.

Then again the Heisman ceremony is still a long way off, and so is any talk of a playoff appearance, especially if you ask Dan Mullen.

To the outside observer, though, the Bulldogs appear to be playing with house money. In a season where no one predicted they’d be anything other than a footnote in what was already considered to be the toughest division in college football, they’ve beaten three-straight top ten teams, and made it to the top of the polls faster than anyone in history.

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