Mississippi State announces 5 suspensions prior to kickoff against Auburn
Mississippi State will be without five players against Auburn, the team announced just before kickoff.
While the Bulldogs were put on probation earlier this year following an incident where a student and tutor reportedly committed academic fraud, because these names were listed under a violation of team rules, it’s unclear what the specific infractions were. But regardless, State will be without Lee Autry, Willie Gay, Jr., Devonta Jason, Kwatrivous Johnson and Marcus Murphy against Auburn.
Overall, the Bulldogs have 10 players who must sit eight games this season. That includes Autry, a defensive tackle, starting LB Gay and backup defensive back Murphy. Autry, Gay, Murphy and Johnson all missed the Louisiana game earlier this season.
When coach Joe Moorhead announced the penalties earlier this season, he outlined how it would change how the team prepares each week.
“Like anything, whether it’s a suspension or injury or guys not being able to play, we kind of sit in on Sunday with the people who are available and make necessary adjustments to the depth chart and schemes and try to do our best to put the kids in a position to be successful,” Moorhead said. “That’s just something where you have to do on the front end, making sure you’re making all the necessary adjustments based on who’s available.”
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