Mississippi State made a bowl last year for the third consecutive year, only the second time they have ever done that. After a 7-0 start they were ranked 13th in the nation before tailing off a bit. The Bulldogs did it with their defense as much as anything, but the unit has plenty of departures to deal with this season. New corners will be needed to replace the strong duo they had before, and veteran leadership is lacking. Like Kentucky, they have a strong recruiting class but one that doesn’t compare to their SEC rivals. Still, they may have found their quarterback of the future in Cord Sandberg, who could start in 2014 after effective Tyler Russell graduates after this year. Russell wasn’t the problem with the passing game last season, but he’ll have to find new pass-catchers after his top three targets are all gone. Running back Ladarius Perkins rushed for 1,024 yards and eight touchdowns in what was a bad running game overall, where he wasn’t supported much. In the highly challenging SEC West, the best division in college football, Hail State will have to fight for every win. But coach Dan Mullen has had them overachieving his entire tenure there, and there’s plenty of hope to say he can do it again.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are members of the Western Division in the SEC. They operate under head coach Dan Mullen at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, MS, which holds just over 55,000 fans. They have just one conference title and 17 bowl appearances all-time. They also trail significantly in rivalries with Alabama and Ole Miss, and are tied 20-20 with Kentucky. The Bulldogs have had many players head to the NFL throughout the years; however, currently the most notable include: Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Jamar Chaney, Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Tommy Kelly, and Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright. Gold Coast Tickets has the best selection for all your college football needs this season!