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Mississippi State Bulldogs

2013: 7-6 (3-5 SEC); won AutoZone Liberty Bowl over Rice

The Bulldogs took a step backward in 2013, unwelcome news to a fan base that has always settled for mediocrity.  But they closed the season with two wins, including a last-week home win over rival Ole Miss to gain bowl eligibility.  That was their fourth win in five years over the hated Rebels.  And then they completely routed Rice in their bowl game, 44-7.  So there were positives to reflect on from last season, like a fairly strong defense.  Dak Prescott is an interesting quarterback; not a great thrower but also the team’s leading rusher at 829 yards with 13 touchdowns.  Jameon Lewis (64 receptions, 923 yards) was his top target.  But when the Bulldogs face an institutional challenge in that they are always going to be out-recruited by their SEC rivals, they have to get creative.  It’s up to coach Dan Mullen to fire up the team.  Just a couple SEC home wins could get them major attention.  Texas A&M and Auburn come to Starkville in consecutive weeks this October and a win over either would be the highlight of their season right away.         

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!

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