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QB spot still uncertain for Mississippi State

By Jeff Shepard – bio | email

STARKVILLE, MS (AP) - Mississippi State began spring practices without a clear-cut starting quarterback for the fall, and it ended in much the same way.

Junior Chris Relf and redshirt freshman Tyler Russell both vied for the starting job in Saturdays Maroon and White Game in front of 34,127 fans, the largest crowd ever to watch a spring football game in the state of Miss. The Maroon squad won 26-13.

Relf completed his first four passes and finished 13-of-24 with two touchdowns. He also had four rushes for 19 yards.

Russell finished the game 12-of-27, but was sacked three times and threw two interceptions. He was replaced in the fourth quarter by fellow redshirt freshman Daniel Stegall.

Relf finished last season 22-of-41 with 500 yards rushing in a reserve role to starter Tyson Lee, but played his most significant minutes in a season-ending 41-27 win over rival Mississippi in the Egg Bowl.

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