It’s safe to say Wilson has secured a spot in the Mississippi State receiver rotation for another game. Putting his body on the last potential Tiger tackler so Dak Prescott could complete a touchdown carry is a good way to grade well in game review.
Meanwhile Wilson earned some Tiger Stadium highlights of his own. He got State’s scoring started with a touchdown catch from Prescott (ironically enough with LSU defender Dwayne Thomas clinging to his back, the same Tiger he blocked on the TD run). Then, made a great sideline catch of 26 yards to get the Dogs out of the end zone shadow.
And it was his 44-yard play on the same drive that set up a rushing touchdown for a 14-0 lead. Oh, and not to be forgotten was his key catch on the third-quarter screen play that returned momentum to Mississippi State’s side after LSU had scored on a turnover.
On the whole then, “I think I played up to my potential,” Wilson said. “I knew we really needed this game and we were going to win or go down with a fight.”