Mississippi State’s defense has been the story of the game thus far against the Arizona Wildcats.

The Bulldogs’ defense forced 3 interceptions and recovered a fumble in the first half.

Neither offense got much going to this point and the Bulldogs took a 14-7 lead in to the half. At the midpoint, the Wildcats had just 164 yards of offense compared to 162 for the Bulldogs. The major difference, however, has been in the turnover category.

The Bulldogs lost one fumble, but the Wildcats have turned the ball over 4 times already.

The defensive display put on by the Bulldogs in the first half is certainly encouraging. This is after the team allowed just 7 points and 208 total yards in Week 1 against the Southeastern Louisiana Lions.

When the 2nd half starts, the Bulldogs will need to get Will Rogers going. The Wildcats’ defense has done a fantastic job at containing the star QB thus far, allowing just 45 passing yards in the first half.