Louisiana Tech will visit #21 Mississippi State tonight in the land of the cowbell.

The Mississippi State Bulldogs lead the SEC in total defense, and offensively they are led by the all-time SEC rushing leader for quarterbacks, Nick Fitzgerald. Over his career, when Fitzgerald rushes for over 100 yards, State is 15-3.

There are NFL prospects on that Mississippi State Bulldogs defensive line, including Montez Sweat and Jeffery Simmons, who both project as first round picks in next year's NFL Draft.

 

But the Mississippi State Bulldogs won't be the only Bulldogs on the field with NFL talent on their defensive line. Tech defensive end Jaylon Ferguson is six sacks away from tying Terrell Suggs for most sacks during a college career. Ferguson will likely join Sweat and Simmons on Sundays in the NFL very soon.

Tech has won three in a row, are second in the C-USA West, and have become bowl eligible once again.