Dixon moving up rushing lists

September 26, 2009 10:11:00 PM

Danny P Smith -

 

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State senior tailback Anthony Dixon continues to add records to his resume. 

 


Dixon scored 12 points on a pair of touchdown runs Saturday in a 30-26 loss to No. 7 LSU to become the school''s all-time scoring leader with 222 points. He also extended his school record with 33 career touchdowns. 

 


Dixon was disappointed his scoring didn''t come in a winning cause, but he''s proud of setting career numbers. 

 


"It means a lot because I set out to be the best when I signed on the dotted line, and I''m achieving that," Dixon said. 

 


Dixon also moved a step closer to becoming the Bulldogs'' all-time leading rusher. He added 107 more yards to his total and has 2,925 yards to move into second place behind Jerious Norwood (3,212). He passed Walter Packer (2,820) on Saturday. 

 


It was the 11th career 100-yard rushing game of Dixon''s career. It also helped him move into 10th place on the Southeastern Conference charts in career rushing attempts with 721. 

 


While setting records, Dixon wants to make sure he''s helping the Bulldogs be the best they can be. 

 


MSU was close to getting an upset against a top-10 team, and Dixon still likes MSU''s chances of having a winning season. 

 


"I want my team to be good, and I believe I''m achieving that, too," Dixon said. "I''m trying to push the other players to be good. I think it''s working. We''ve got a bunch of fighters in that locker room." 

 


 

 


Going Green 

 


Tight end Marcus Green had a productive day. 

 


With five receptions for 100 yards, Green became the first MSU tight end to have 100 or more yards receiving in a game since Reginald Kelly had 119 yards against South Carolina in 1997. It was the first 100-yard receiving game for a Bulldog since Ole Miss in 2007. 

 


Green set career-highs in catches and yards in a single game. 

 


"They were playing a lot of man (coverage)," Green said. "If they are doing that and they try to put a linebacker on me, they can''t cover me." 

 


The 50-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Tyson Lee tied the longest of Green''s career. 

 


 

 


QB''s long plays 

 


Both MSU quarterbacks had their career longest completions. 

 


Lee''s 50-yarder to Green was his longest, while sophomore Chris Relf found O''Neal Wilder for 46 yards in the third quarter for his longest. 

 


 

 


Another big crowd 

 


The announced attendance of 53,612 was the sixth largest in MSU history. 

 


It was a late-arriving crowd, as heavy rain fell in the area 30 minutes prior to kickoff. 

 


In the season opener, the third-largest crowd in school history of 54,232 watched MSU defeat Jackson State 45-7. 

 


 

 


Moulds, Hull honored 

 


Former Bulldogs Eric Moulds and Kent Hull were recognized in the first half for being a part of the Buffalo Bills'' 50th anniversary team.  

 


Hull was a center for the Bulldogs from 1979-82. He played for the Bills from 1986-96 and in four Super Bowls. 

 


Moulds played wide receiver at MSU from 1993-95 and was taken by Buffalo with the 24th pick in the first round of 1996 draft. 

 


 

 


Looking for more 

 


Representatives from two National Football League''s Chicago Bears and San Diego Chargers were at Saturday''s game scouting the teams.