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Mississippi State vs Memphis Morning After Links //BELL YEAH 09.2.11

We are back with all the links fit to print from last nights domination of Memphis. But first, our recap of the Kentucky vs Western Kentucky game last night on ESPNU.


Now, on to the links!

Mullen dwells on 'teaching moments' after easy win | Clarion Ledger

"We had a lot of teaching moments out there tonight," Mullen said. "I mean a lot of teaching moments occurred in that game, more than you really want to see."

"But it's always great to teach about what you did wrong after a big victory like that," Mullen said.

Geoff Calkins: No way to spin this revolution but bad | Commercial Appeal

I can remember a time when playing Memphis wasn't such an easy task. They had some success under former coach Tommy West. Now it seems the football program is an after thought to the basketball program.

Memphis wasn't always totally outclassed by Mississippi State. This series wasn't always a rout. The Bulldogs have always won more than they lost, certainly, but the series used to be hard fought and competitive.

Now it's a joke. Now it's name-the-score time. But then, Memphis used to be right there with Louisville, Cincinnati, South Florida and TCU, too.

Relf, Ballard shine as MSU offense picks up where it left off | Clarion Ledger

Playing like the team that smashed Michigan in the Gator Bowl to cap the 2010 season, the Bulldogs demolished the Tigers 59-14 at the Liberty Bowl to open the 2011 season on Thursday in front of an announced crowd of 33,990.

For openers, Bulldogs look like a contender | ESPN SEC Blog

The Bulldogs also may have found a new offensive toy. Redshirt freshman Jameon Lewis was a disaster when it came to fielding punts, but his game-changing speed makes him somebody you want to get the ball to on offense. The 5-9, 185-pound receiver caught an 80-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Tyler Russell and also rushed 19 yards for a touchdown on a sweep.

Senior Carmon shaky in first start at left tackle

Carmon drew no more penalties after that, however, and he didn't give up a sack. In fact, MSU quarterbacks Chris Relf and Tyler Russell felt little pressure from their blind sides.

"It felt good to go out and play more plays than I did last year," Carmon said. "I didn't get to play but about 20 plays a game last year. I was ready to play. ... I still feel good, and I'm fresh. I could play another game."