STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - These days, there doesn't seem like
many things Mississippi State's football team can't do.
Beat Florida in The Swamp for the first time since 1965? Check.
Win four games in a row for the first time since 1999? Sure.
Earn a national ranking for the first time since 2001? No
But throwing the football? That's where things get tricky.
No. 24 Mississippi State (5-2) is trying to balance its offense
against UAB (2-4) on Saturday at Scott Field. In last week's 10-7
victory over Florida, the Bulldogs ran on 49 out of 58 plays.
Quarterback Chris Relf completed only 4 of 9 passes for 33 yards.
That's partly be design, but coach Dan Mullen wants to make sure
the passing game is still a viable part of the offense.