Mississippi State lost right guard Justin Malone during the fourth quarter against Oklahoma State in week 1. Malone suffered a Lisfranc injury to his foot and will miss the remainder of the season leaving former walk-on Ben Beckwith as the Bulldogs starter.
The former Benton (Miss.) Academy standout earned his first career start against Alcorn State last week. Beckwith spoke with the media about taking over at right guard and his battle with Damien Robinson for the job.