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No. 19 MSU's secondary ready for Tennessee attack

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Tennessee's Tyler Bray is one of the nation's premier pocket passers, and the 6-foot-6, 215-pound junior has the completions, touchdowns and passing yards to back it up.

Mississippi State's secondary couldn't be more thrilled about the challenge.

In the Southeastern Conference showdown, Tennessee (3-2, 0-2) brings its high-flying passing offense to face the No. 19 Bulldogs (5-0, 2-0), who boast a pass defense that has been among the best in the league the past few seasons.

The Bulldogs have a seasoned quartet of starters - led by cornerbacks Johnthan Banks and Darius Slay - who have combined for 98 career starts and 37 interceptions. Eight have been returned for touchdowns.

Bray has completed 61.1% of his passes this season for 1,582 yards, 14 touchdowns and six interceptions.

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