By Brad Locke/NEMS Daily Journal
Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen confirmed Wednesday that redshirt freshman Blaine Clausell will start at left tackle tonight against No. 3 LSU.
Normal starter James Carmon injured his left knee on Saturday against Auburn and has not practiced all week. Mullen wanted to rest him “in case we need him in an emergency.”
Clausell played two-plus quarters at Auburn and graded out at 73 percent. Said Mullen, “We’re pretty comfortable with him.”
The likely immediate backup to Clausell is redshirt freshman Ben Beckwith.