Aug 31, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback Tyler Russell (17) attempts a pass in the first quarter against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Russell listed as 'doubtful' for Mississippi State home opener

The Mississippi State Bulldogs didn’t start off their 2013 season as they had hoped for and now they will return to Davis Wade Stadium likely without their starting quarterback. Tyler Russell went down inthe third quarter of the season-opening loss against Oklahoma State with a “head/neck” injury and he is listed as doubtful for this weekend’s game.

Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen said that Russell would not be able to practice this week, but there is still a slight chance that he could make an appearance in the Week 2 match up against Alcorn State. 

“He might be cleared for the game and then we’ll make a decision if he’s cleared for the game,” Mullen told the media on Monday.

If Russell is unable to go for the Bulldogs home opener, look for sophomore signal-caller Dak Prescott to get the start. Prescott came in as relief for Russell in the season-opener and he is now the most likely option to take the field if Russell is ruled officially out.

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