Mississippi State quarterback Chris Relf had a great game to get his Bulldogs the win in the Egg Bowl. Relf threw for 288 yards, three touchdowns, and a pick while also rushing for 66 yards.
Mississippi State quarterback Chris Relf has been much maligned this year but when his team needed him, he stepped in an overtime loss to Arkansas. Relf passed for 227 yards while rushing for 97 yards and a score.
After suffering a blow to the head that knocked him out of the LSU game, Mississippi State quarterback Chris Relf is fine and is starting against Georgia.
As many expected, there was not much offense between LSU and Mississippi State, but LSU had the upper hand. Not only did they limit Dan Mullen's squad to just seven points but they also picked off quarterbacks Tyler Russell and Chris Relf a combined five times.
While the Mississippi State offense looked high octane last week, it certainly was not firing on all cylinders as the Bulldogs opened conference play against Auburn. Quarterback Chris Relf took the bulk of the snaps as the team only mustered 246 total yards and put up a meager 14 points in the loss.
Chris Relf has won the battle to be named the starter at quarterback when Mississippi State takes on Memphis this weekend. Relf was in a hotly contested race with Tyler Russell but you can expect both quarterbacks to play.
Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen says that quarterback Chris Relf, does not have an injured finger. Linebacker K.J. Wright told reporters, “He’s just got a little hurt finger, but he should be out there Saturday.”
When Dan Mullen was talking about whether there was any separation between quarterbacks Chris Relf and Tyler Russell, Mullen said "each of them have their strengths in certain things and I’ll see certain things out of both of them that are really good, and you’ll see both of them make some glaring mistakes still as young players will in their development." Mullen also mentioned that Dylan Favre is making a push for playing time.
At Mississippi State's practice, some eyes were on the nephew of NFL quarterback Brett Favre. Dylan Favre was named Mississippi Mr. Football last year and had quarterback Chris Relf saying "For him to be that small, I think he's got a lot of heart".
In this video by ESPN blogger Chris Low, Chris Relf is projected to be the starter for the Mississippi State Bulldogs with redshirt freshman Tyler Russell seeing some playing time as well.
Mississippi State quarterback Chris Relf said "a lot of people underestimate my throwing ability. But this season, they'll see."
Mississippi State quarterback Chris Relf out dueled his competition Tyler Russell in the Bulldogs recent Maroon and White spring game, but it seems given the strengths of each quarterback that a two-man rotation heading into the fall is likely.
Mississippi State conducted their second spring scrimmage on Saturday and the quarterbacks pitched in for three scores. Chris Relf completed 12-of-23 passes for 210 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Tyler Russell was 12-of-26 for 120 yards and a score. Russell also added a rushing touchdown.
The Clarion Ledger's Kyle Veazey reports that Mississippi State quarterbacks Tyler Russell and Chris Relf "looked sharp." Coach Dan Mullen said "they're going to get better every day."