Nick Fitzgerald carries historic SEC rushing feat into Alabama game
Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald has proven to be elite in terms of his dual-threat abilities.
Fitzgerald has rushed for 100 yards or more in four consecutive games now, which is the longest streak of that nature by an SEC quarterback in the past two decades, according to a tweet from the SEC Network.
That’s quite an achievement. Fitzgerald has basically been a running back playing quarterback for the last month or so.
He rushed for 103 yards against BYU on Oct. 14, then followed up that performance with 115 yards on the ground against Kentucky on Oct. 21. The following week, Fitzgerald put up 105 rushing yards against Texas A&M. Last week, he had 135 vs. UMass.
The SEC Network’s official Twitter account posted this tweet on Thursday night:
Nick Fitzgerald has rushed for 100+ yards in 4 straight games, the longest streak by an SEC QB in the last two decades. pic.twitter.com/JYUk3YZRDD
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) November 10, 2017
Fitzgerald and No. 16 Mississippi State host No. 2 Alabama on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.
If he can make it five games in a row, that should give the Bulldogs their best chance to take down the Crimson Tide.