Sunday, September 11, 2005 Bulldog Sports Links

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Bulldog Football

AUBURN, Ala. - All spring and all fall, Jerious Norwood watched from the sidelines when it came time to scrimmage. His "off-limits" status performed two services for Mississippi State: It protected the star running back, and it offered a gloomy offensive forecast.
Minus Norwood, things fall apart
The Clarion-Ledger

AUBURN, Ala. - Last year, at Starkville, Auburn mauled Mississippi State, just ran over and through the Bulldogs as if they were so many tackling dummies in a 43-14 game that wasn't nearly that close. The Auburn men; the Mississippi State boys - that's what it looked like. Auburn trounced State 28-0 again here Saturday, but the physical mismatch wasn't nearly so evident. In fact, much of the Bulldogs' misery on this warm, cloudless day was self-inflicted.
State's SEC season off to a false start
The Clarion-Ledger

AUBURN, Ala. - Nobody involved with Mississippi State wants to see running back Jerious Norwood get hurt. But when it happens, his backups have no choice but to go to work. "Our main objective is to win," senior running back Derek Ambrose said, "with or without him. We still have to be ready to play."
Ambrose fuels ground game with Norwood unable to go
The Clarion-Ledger

AUBURN, Ala. - Mississippi State's defense already has a reputation. That was built after a dominating preseason, during which the players took it to their offensive counterparts at every opportunity.
D-Block proves it can hang with best
The Clarion-Ledger

AUBURN, Ala. - One year after Auburn belted Mississippi State by 29 points, it walked away with a 28-point victory. This time, though, the outcome was derived by a different means.
Auburn 28, Mississippi State 0
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

AUBURN, Ala. - The warnings were issued. And quite often. All preseason, Mississippi State coach Sylvester Croom publicly ripped on his offense. And after Saturday's "false start" performance against Auburn in a 28-0 setback, it was evident he wasn't just poor-mouthing his troops.
GREGG ELLIS: Croom wasn't kidding - MSU offense needs work
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

AUBURN, Ala. - Midway through the third quarter, Mississippi State running back Jerious Norwood exited the game for good due to a bruised right shoulder.
Mississippi State-Auburn Game Notebook
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

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