Mississippi State University quarterback Will Rogers shared the excitement A message about the late Mike Leach after the Bulldogs won the ReliaQuest Bowl 19-10 on Monday, according to SportsCenter.
“It was tough,” Rodgers said in response to navigating the season Leach passed away. It hurt me for a really long time.It will continue to hurt.Brothers, being able to come here with this group, I can’t say enough about this team and this college.”
Will Rogers continued by admitting that he wanted to win the game because of reach.
“As a coach, I really wanted to win this game. It says a lot about our team, and it says a lot about these individuals and coaches who were able to come together and win. 9 wins.”
Mississippi State Football honored Reach before the game. It was a moving tribute, but Leach was arguably most excited about the Bulldogs’ victory. passed just 29-44. However, Mississippi’s defenses strengthened and contained Illinois to a hard-fought victory.