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Which Mississippi State wideout must come up big against Tennessee?

Fresh off a bye, coach Joe Moorhead is sure to have an improved receiving corps, as it starts with an upperclassman who will have plenty to say on and off the field.

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While the season has been a rollercoaster for the Bulldogs offensively, expect senior wideout Stephen Guidry to take things up a notch against the Volunteers.

In four games, Guidry has accumulated 77 yards off eight receptions having found the end zone twice. At 6-foot-4, 200 pounds, Guidry should be posting higher numbers for a receiver with his frame and size. While fellow wideout Osirus Mitchell has made the most noise in Mississippi State’s receiving game, Guidry must step up for the Bulldogs to boast a dynamic duo.

Outback Bowl - Mississippi State v Iowa Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Guidry’s height alone should be a factor throughout Saturday’s matchup in Knoxville. Look for him to make the most of each opportunity resulting in a filled stat line. Mississippi State’s offense has run heavily through running back Kylin Hill, but he can only do so much. If Guidry is able to capitalize on mismatches and take the load off Hill, the Bulldogs will have their way.

In addition to his ability to sky, Guidry is agile and can be utilized along the sideline or in the slot. Guidry’s experience and leadership will have to be apparent against Tennessee, as Neyland Stadium is one of the game’s most hostile environments. If Moorhead inserts Guidry into the proper schemes, Mississippi State’s offense may just kick things into another gear. As the hill is only getting steeper, it will have to be Guidry that comes up big.

Hail State!