Lost to Alabama Crimson Tide 30-6
So much for believing in Mississippi State’s offense taking off this year. Tennessee football fans are happier than ever that they landed Josh Heupel instead of Mike Leach, even if Leach’s air raid is a lot of fun to watch. It’s always susceptible to falling apart, and this year, that issue appears to clearly be happening on the road.
MSU is 5-0 at home and now 0-3 on the road. The two-game losing streak now has them below average in our SEC Power Rankings. To be fair, their road losses don’t look to bad anymore, as one is to Alabama, another is to a healthy Kentucky team and a third is to a good LSU team.
Only Tennessee football has been capable of dominating LSU in their place. Anyway, MSU still has a lot to play for, and before it’s all said and done, there’s a great chance they find themselves back in the top 25. They first get a much-needed bye week to regroup.
Then MSU hosts Auburn, a game that should be a win. They also have the East Tennessee State Buccaneers down the road. That’s where seven wins comes from. The problem is they also face Georgia and visit Ole Miss. If they can steal one of those, Leach will still have his program on the right track, but both will be difficult.