Mississippi State's Mike Leach touts tryout for kicker after 3 missed field goals vs. Arkansas

After Mississippi State lost, Mike Leach announces open tryouts for kicker. (0:23).
Mississippi State coach Mike Leach called reporters after his Saturday loss to Arkansas, where he asked them to relay his message to students.

He said, "Announce it." There is an open tryout for kickers on campus. Anyone who wants to walk or kick at Mississippi State can try out. We'll let you know when you can make it to our building.

Brandon Ruiz, senior, was 0-for-2 in field goal attempts. He missed from 46 and 23 yards. Nolan McCord, freshman, missed his attempt from 40 yards. They combined are 9-for-17 in field goal attempts this year.

Mississippi State came back from 14-0 down to take a 28-24 lead in the fourth quarter. However, a Dominque Johnson 4-yard touchdown run was enough to give Arkansas its fourth loss of the season.

Leach stated that the defense could have done better. He said that they had wasted too many chances in the first half.

Leach stated, "We allowed this to get closer than it needed to and we lost."

Will Rogers, Quarterback, completed 36 of 48 passes for 417 yard, four touchdowns and one interception. He was thrown three times.

Mississippi State was unable to run the ball and gained 78 yards from 26 carries.

Next Saturday, the Bulldogs will travel to Auburn.