Injuries have played a big factor in the play of Mississippi State quarterbacks this season, and coach Joe Moorhead shared how Garrett Shrader and Tommy Stevens have dealt with the ongoing adversity.

About Shrader, Moorhead said he’s still working through it, and did a nice job in practice, but since the Bulldogs are off this week, he would have an update on Monday about the plan moving forward.

Moorhead added that the Stevens’ injuries have hindered him.

“Pretty significantly, I think it showed in his performance,” he said. “Garrett’s first start, Tommy looked 100 percent in practice, had another great week. I told him that we need him to use his arm and his feet now that he’s healthy and I think that’s something he did (last week vs. Arkansas).”

Moorhead also shared that Erroll Thompson has an upper body injury that’s not too serious, and he practiced on Tuesday in a limited role.

Here’s what else Moorhead said:

  • on wanting the CFP to stay at 4: In my view of it, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. the sec championship is a positive, the four-team playoff is working well and that’s my thought on it.
  • thoughts on Alabama: where to start? Offensively, big strong physical offensive line. The best two wide receiver corps in the country… Sark is very experienced… I think they are doing a nice job there. Young in some spots but it’s not hindered them… they have very few weak spots.
  • will you watch the LSU-Alabama? I’m watching the Armstrong Middle School basketball game my son has, so that’s first but then I probably will when I get home.