After each win, Logan Lowery of the Daily Journal recognizes several players and a coach that had outstanding performances and played a major role in Mississippi State’s victory. Check out who his offensive, defensive, special teams and coach of the week were.
Wide receiver De’Runnya Wilson
Sophomore * 6-5* 225 * Birmingham, Ala.
Receiving: four catches for 72 yards, one touchdown
Logan’s take: Perhaps the scariest thing about De’Runnya Wilson is that this is really only his third year to play football. Wilson is still raw but uses his size and exceptional leaping ability to his advantage. He’s a tough matchup for any defender to draw and if he stays healthy, he’ll someday make a lot of money playing on Sundays.
Defensive tackle Kaleb Eulls
Senior * 6-4 * 295 * Yazoo City, Miss.
Defense: five assisted tackles, 0.5 tackle for loss, 0.5 sack
Logan’s take: Not only has Kaleb Eulls started every game of his college career but he’s also been setting his teammates up to make big plays for four years as well. Having been a defensive end early in his career, Eulls makes for a very athletic interior defensive lineman that requires a double team much of the time. He is one of the unsung heroes on the MSU defense but if you’re familiar with his background then you know he’s truly a hero.
Safety/ linebacker Quadry Antoine
Sophomore * 5-10* 225 * Belle Chasse, La.
Defense: Two tackles (one solo, one assist), one forced fumble
Logan’s take: Quadry Antoine may not be a household name for MSU fans but he was ready when his number was called on Saturday. A back-up to Dezmond Harris on the kickoff team, Antoine filled in when Harris was shaken up. Antoine was responsible for stripping Auburn returner Ricardo Louis during the fourth quarter which set up the Bulldogs final touchdown and gave his team an 18-point cushion at that point.
Wide receiver Gabe Myles
Redshirt freshman * 6-0 * 192 * Starkville, Miss.
Receiving: three catches for 35 yards
Logan’s take: Gabe Myles earned his second straight start in the slot for injured senior Jameon Lewis. Myles has been on the cusp of making a huge play for several weeks and is going to break one soon. He has improved each week and is playing his best football as the MSU schedule has gotten increasingly more difficult.
Logan’s take: David Turner’s plays a ton of guys on his defensive line and all are excelling at a high level right now. The defensive line combined to make 24 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two pass deflections and 10 quarterback hurries. Turner does an excellent job keeping subbing to keep fresh legs on the field which allows them to wear down an offensive line over the course of a game.