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Transcript of Mississippi Gridiron Weekly, Edition 3

  • SEPTEMBER 7-13, 2015

    GRIDIRON

    INSIDE MSUS RICHIE BROWN FEATURE LAQUON TREADWELL RETURNS DAYTHON DAVIS OPPORTUNITY BIG 10 AND LITTLE 10 RANKINGS

    AND NOTES TOP 10 HIGH SCHOOL GAMES MACJC ROUNDUP HIGH SCHOOL STANDINGS HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULES

    TOP 10 1. SOUTH PANOLA 2. NOXUBEE COUNTY 3. STARKVILLE 4. OAK GROVE 5. MADISON CENTRAL 6. WAYNE COUNTY 7. HATTIESBURG 8. LAFAYETTE 9. ST. MARTIN 10. BRANDON LITTLE10 PG.9

    JORDAN DUNCAN OAK GROVE

    GAMES OF THE WEEKMSU LSU

    VSOXFORD LAFAYETTE

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    SOUTH PANOLA

    MADISON CENTRAL

    VSBASSFIELD COLLINS

    VSTUPELO BRANDON

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  • 2 MISSISSIPPI GRIDIRON 2015

    Northwest Rankin junior quarterback Braden Smith has passed for 444 yards, rushed for 222 yards and has accounted for six total touch-downs. Smith rushed for 156 yards and two scores in last weeks win over Pearl.

    5 RICHIE BROWN INTERVIEW: Richie Brown talks about the USM win and LSU coming up.

    7 LAQUON TREADWELL IS FINDING HIS RHYTHM: Laquon Treadwell played in his first game since last years injury.

    7 DAYTHON DAVIS WITH GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY: USM full-back Daython Davis adds physical presence to Eagles roster.

    8 COLLEGE GAME BY GAME: A quick look at every college game in Mississippi.

    9 HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS AND NOTES: Our staff takes a look at everything happening in high school football.

    10 NATIONAL GUARD TEAM OF THE WEEK: We highlight last weeks best performances around the state.

    12 TOP 10 HIGH SCHOOL GAMES: Our staff takes a look this weeks top 10 high school games.

    13 MACJC ROUNDUP: The Mississippi junior colleges are in full swing in week 3 of the season.

    14 HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE: A full listing of every high school game this week in the Magnolia State.

    15 HIGH SCHOOL STANDINGS: Updated standings of every region and district in Mississippi.

    On the Cover: Oak Grove senior wide receiver Jordan Duncan is committed to the University of California. Duncan has helped lead the Warriors to a 2-0 record with 14 receptions for 159 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

    INSIDE

    BRADEN SMITH HAS NORTHWEST RANKIN THINKING PLAYOFFS

    Photo by Chris Brooks

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  • 5MISSISSIPPI GRIDIRON 2015

    Mississippi State picked up a road win in week one as the Bulldogs emerged victorious over the home standing Golden Eagles of Southern Miss. The Bulldogs held the Eagles to 102 yards on the ground and limited the hosts to just one offen-sive touchdown. Linebacker Richie Brown was the leading tackler in the game with 11 personnel stops.

    It went pretty good, Brown said of his teams first night in the new defense. I think some young guys learned a lot of things. We had some simple mistakes here and there that would should have capitalized on here or there, but all in all it was a good night.

    A key point in the ball game took place just before the first half ended. Southern Miss was set up with a first and goal to go at the Missis-sippi State three yard line. The four ensuing plays netted just two yards as the Bulldogs stood tall on their own goal line.

    That goal line stand was big for our defense, Brown said. They were trying to run it down our throats and we were trying to send a message not to do that. I think the whole defense did good on that. Everybody was swarming to the ball.

    I got in on that a little bit. They were running right down my A gap.

    The Bulldog defense spent most of the first half on the field as the Mississippi State offense was limited to just seven offensive snaps. After a Bulldog score on their first pos-session after intermission, Brown made a play that led to a reversal of fortunes.

    I was just running to the ball like usual and the ball just popped up, Brown said of his interception. Great things happen when you run to the ball. We had great coverage on their receivers and I just got a nice bounce. You have to be able to create those turnovers.

    The Bulldogs scored on three of their third quarter possessions, which provide some distance between them and the Golden Eagles. Southern Miss pulled out all of the stops including a pair of onsides kicks and gadget plays.

    Brown reports that his team ex-pected the Eagles to come out ready to play hard to defend their home turf.

    We knew they were going to come out and be a better team this year, Brown said. We knew they had a chip on their shoulder. They

    are a much better team. We werent surprised by that at all. We knew that they would be.

    Southern Miss struggled to establish a ground game, but found some success through the air netting 311 passing yards. Brown admit-ted that the Eagles presented some new wrinkles that took some time to adjust to.

    They had some really good schemes going, Brown explained. They came with some different formations and stuff like that and some things we really hadnt prac-ticed. Thats really not a big deal. We should have covered it.

    We had a little air here and a little bit of first game jitters. We had some little errors that well get fixed.

    The trip to Hattiesburg provided Brown the chance to be closer to his hometown of Long Beach, Missis-sippi as well as a return visit to the site of some camping dates when he was searching for his college home.

    I played in a few Brett Favre 7-on-7 championships here, Brown said. We went undefeated here a couple of years. I like winning here. Its fun.

    With the Bulldogs now 1-0, the stage is set for a huge ball game this week as Mississippi State hosts the Tigers of LSU in the home opener in

    Former Long Beach star linebacker Richie Brown had a game-high eleven tackles and an interception in the Bulldogs 34-16 win over Southern Miss Saturday night.

    RICHIE BROWN TALKS USM, LSU WEEK

    Mississippi State junior linebacker Richie Brown led all players with eleven tackles in the win over Southern Miss .

    by Steve Robertson GenesPage.com

    COLLEGE

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    AP TOP 25# Team Rec Pts Next Week1 Ohio State(61) 1-0 1525 9/12 vs Hawaii2 Alabama 1-0 1420 9/12 vs Middle Tennessee3 TCU 1-0 1365 9/12 vs Stephen F Austin4 Baylor 1-0 1252 9/12 vs Lamar5 Michigan State 1-0 1198 9/13 vs #7 Oregon6 Auburn 1-0 1166 9/12 vs Jacksonville State7 Oregon 1-0 1081 9/13 @ #5 Michigan State8 USC 1-0 1074 9/13 vs Idaho9 Notre Dame 1-0 1061 9/12 @ Virginia

    10 Georgia 1-0 981 9/12 @ Vanderbilt11 Florida State 1-0 942 9/12 vs South Florida12 Clemson 1-0 862 9/12 vs Appalachian State13 UCLA 1-0 833 9/13 @ UNLV14 LSU 0-0 653 9/13 @ #25 Mississippi State15 Georgia Tech 1-0 636 9/12 vs Tulane16 Texas A&M 1-0 629 9/12 vs Ball State17 Ole Miss 1-0 600 9/12 vs Fresno State18 Arkansas 1-0 480 9/12 vs Toledo19 Oklahoma 1-0 469 9/12 @ #23 Tennessee20 Boise State 1-0 279 9/13 @ BYU21 Missouri 1-0 274 9/12 @ Arkansas State22 Arizona 1-0 259 9/12 @ Nevada23 Tennessee 1-0 169 9/12 vs #19 Oklahoma24 Utah 1-0 137 9/12 vs Utah State25 Mississippi State 1-0 104 9/13 vs #14 LSU

    Receiving votes: Wisconsin 79, BYU 74, Northwestern 72, Arizona State 49, Oklahoma State 30, West Virginia 23, Temple 8, Florida 8, Cincin-nati 7, Kansas State 7, Minnesota 5, NC State 4, Louisville 4, Western Kentucky 3, California 2, Stanford 1

    Starkville. The Tigers saw their game on Saturday cancelled due to inclem-ent weather.

    Brown does not believe that many if any conclusions can be drawn from the fact that the Bayou Bengals did not get the chance to work the kinks out against McNeese State. The ju-nior linebacker expects a hard fought Saturday night battle against the boys from Baton Rouge.

    Theyre a good team and theyre going to play some good hard ball, Brown said of the Tigers. I am sure that they will come out aggressive and we are going to play our best.

    The Tigers are a much different animal when it comes to offensive play calling. Les Miles likes to line up and run downhill, while Southern Miss like to spread the ball around more on the perimeter. Brown reports that the change in opponents offensive philosophy will provide a unique set of challenges.

    Its a little bit different offense, Brown said of LSU. Its running downhill. Thats how LSU is and we have to prepare for that this week. Well have to switch gears a little bit. There was a little bit of LSU in what (Southern Miss) did here and there, but we have to transfer for more of a downhill running mindset this week.

    COACHES TOP 25# Team Rec Pts1 Ohio State(63) 1-0 15992 Alabama(1) 1-0 14853 TCU 1-0 14644 Baylor 1-0 13495 Oregon 1-0 12796 Michigan State 1-0 12527 Auburn 1-0 11908 Florida State 1-0 10909 Georgia 1-0 1075

    10 USC 1-0 103511 Notre Dame 1-0 99412 Clemson 1-0 87013 UCLA 1-0 80114 Ole Miss 1-0 73515 LSU 0-0 73416 Georgia Tech 1-0 65117 Oklahoma 1-0 54118 Arkansas 1-0 49519 Texas A&M 1-0 41820 Arizona 1-0 33621 Missouri 1-0 30122 Boise St