Coach Dan Mullen said that should Mississippi State get through a brutal September with a pair of wins, that would be another sort of victory. His Bulldogs rose to the challenge, and the opportunity, Saturday night with a 24-12 success over Georgia. The home hounds ended the month 2-2, 1-2 SEC, while the visitors left 1-3 and 0-3 in league play.
And while State still sputtered in the return game, kickoffs were the best of Mullen’s tenure and Hutchins’ 35.0 punting average belied his placement and hang-time. And as noted, his poorest kick turned into one of Georgia’s many