Dogs’ next back might be strong, silent type – MSU

STARKVILLE — If Vick Ballard succeeds Anthony Dixon as Mississippi State’s go-to tailback, get ready for a change of pace.

Not on the field, mind you.

Ballard is very much a power back like Dixon, who rewrote the Mississippi State rushing records from 2006-2009.

Off the field, though, the two couldn’t seem any more different.