Mississippi State is looking to begin the season 3-0, and junior running back Kylin Hill could play a big role in the Bulldogs earning another win this Saturday.

Through the first two games of the year, Hill has rushed for 320 yards and two touchdowns, as he’s gone over 100 yards in both of Mississippi State’s victories over Louisiana-Lafayette and Southern Miss. He’s also averaged 7.8 yards per carry.

Hill has made an impression on the Bulldogs’ opponent this weekend, Kansas State, as Wildcats coach Chris Kleiman raved about the junior running back when he met with the media earlier this week.

“He is a great player. It is fun to watch him,” Kleiman said, according to 247sports.com’s Steve Robertson. “Hopefully, it’s not going to be fun to watch him live. He is tremendous. Just seeing the way that he runs. He breaks tackles. He beats you with speed. He’s a great jump cut guy. He does everything and they’re giving him the football enough to make plays. He is going to be a focal point of what we’re doing on defense to try and slow them down.

“He’s a difference maker. He is a phenomenal tailback and can beat you in so many different ways. We have to do a great job of keeping the cup and keeping the leverage on him and doing a good job tackling him, because he breaks so many tackles. He is a real physical runner.”

Hill was an explosive player during his first two years with the Bulldogs, but they’re getting him more heavily involved in the offense early this season.

Mississippi State and Kansas State are set to kick off on Saturday at noon ET on ESPN.