As Mississippi State heads into the 2021 season, one big decision still needs to be made: who will be the Bulldogs’ starting quarterback?

It will be either sophomore Will Rogers or senior transfer Chance Lovertich. Both had another opportunity to try to impress head coach Mike Leach and Mississippi State’s coaching staff during Saturday’s scrimmage, the team’s second of the preseason.

And while both Rogers and Lovertich may be solid players, it seems one might have an edge over the other with the season quickly approaching.

“I think they both have good qualities,” Leach told reporters, including Crissy Froyd of Sports Illustrated. “I think they’re battling to stay within themselves as far as consistency. I think Will is more consistent than Chance.”

Rogers may be younger, but he’s also more familiar with Mississippi State’s offense. Last season, he passed for 1,976 yards, 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions in nine games as a true freshman. He could be in position to build off that showing in 2021.

Lovertich began his college career at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, then he spent one season at South Alabama before transferring to Mississippi State. He passed for 619 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions in five games with the Jaguars in 2020.

Will Rogers get more opportunities to lead the Bulldogs’ defense, or will Lovertich get a chance?

We’ll soon know the answer, as Mississippi State opens the season with a home matchup against Louisiana Tech on Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. ET on ESPNU.