Coming off its bye week, Mississippi State sits at 3-2 overall and 1-1 in the SEC with a huge home game up next on Saturday against No. 5 Alabama.

One of the keys to the Bulldogs success this season has been an effective passing attack, which shouldn’t come as much of a surprise for a Mike Leach coached team.

But sophomore quarterback Will Rogers has been exceptional in 2021 and getting better each time out.

During his weekly press conference Monday, Leach was asked about where Rogers has made the biggest strides from last season to this season.

“He’s operating quicker,” Leach said.

Rogers, a 6-2, 210-pounder from Brandon, Mississippi, has completed 215-of-284 passes for 1,862 yards, which ranks 7th nationally. He’s also thrown 14 touchdown passes and just 2 interceptions.

The Bulldogs game with the Crimson Tide on Saturday will kickoff at 7 p.m. EST and be televised by ESPN.