Tommy Stevens shares the latest update on his status looking ahead to Kansas State game
Tommy Stevens came to Starkville this offseason with a ton of hype, and thus far, he’s lived up to all of it.
While he’s only played in two games for Mississippi State, you have to remember these are the first two starts of his collegiate career as a quarterback. Taking that into consideration, his comfort level in Joe Moorhead’s offense and with his new teammates has been impressive two weeks into the season.
The senior has completed 29 of 40 passes, 72.5 percent completion rate, for 341 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in Mississippi State’s 2-0 start. Those numbers likely would have been better had he played in the second half of Mississippi State’s 38-15 win over Southern Miss last weekend, but Stevens left the game due to an injury and failed to return to the field.
Now the biggest question mark in Starkville shifts from Stevens’ ability to his status for the team’s Week 3 game against Kansas State. Stevens met with the media on Tuesday, which indicates he may be ready to go once Saturday’s game arrives.
While he didn’t want to get into much detail regarding his injury or his status, Stevens offered up this comment when asked about his health on Tuesday.
“I feel good, I feel good,” Stevens said. “I think we were doing some things Saturday to better be safe than sorry, I’m feeling good.”
Stevens was then asked a follow-up on if he had any restrictions, but he chose not to get into the specifics of his status this week in practice.
“I’ll leave that for Coach Moorhead to say,” Stevens answered.
Mississippi State hosts Kansas State Saturday, Sept. 14 for an 11 a.m. CT kick on ESPN2. Last season, Mississippi State beat Kansas State 31-10 on the road.