Mississippi State Football Win Total 2019
Mississippi State start the season against the Louisiana and it shouldn’t be an issue, but it’s in New Orleans. That’s not that bad a neutral-but-really-road game, and it’s followed up by hosting Southern Miss and Kansas State in Starkville. The other non-conference game is in late November against Abilene Christian just five days before the Egg Bowl against Ole Miss.
The Bulldogs don’t leave home after the November 2nd date at Arkansas, getting a week off to get ready for Alabama. The LSU showdown is at home, too, but that’s the lone date in Starkville in a run of four road games in five dates. The SEC West season kicks off at Auburn and includes a trip to Texas A&M.
The SEC slate starts with a date against Kentucky from the East, and then that road part of the program starts – to hammer this home – going away from Starkville for every game but one from September 21st to November 16th. The other game against the East is at Tennessee, but that comes over an off week.
2019 Mississippi State Football Schedule
Aug. 31 Louisiana (in New Orleans)
Sept. 7 Southern Miss
Sept. 14 Kansas State
Sept. 21 Kentucky
Sept. 28 at Auburn
Oct. 5 OPEN DATE
Oct. 12 at Tennessee
Oct. 19 LSU
Oct. 26 at Texas A&M
Nov. 2 at Arkansas
Nov. 9 OPEN DATE
Nov. 16 Alabama
Nov. 23 Abilene Christian
Nov. 28 Ole Miss
Cover The Spread 365: Mississippi State Football Season Preview Notes
- It should’ve been even better. Head coach Joe Moorhead has a terrific offensive mind, Nick Fitzgerald was a veteran presence at quarterback, and enough parts were there to average a whole lot more than 397 yard and 28.5 points per game. With seven starters returning and some interesting options to play around with, the O should start to hold up its end of the bargain a bit more.
- The Bulldogs led the SEC in total defense, run defense, scoring defense, sacks, tackles for loss, pass defense, takeaways. The Bulldogs shared a few of those honors with a few other SEC, but they were amazing defensively and now have to find seven new starters to keep all the fun going. It starts with a rebuilding defensive front that loses all the starters including Jefferey Simmons and Montez Sweat. But there is still a lot of talent left.
- Biggest Key To The Mississippi State Offense: Let’s get this whole passing thing going. The Bulldogs have the head coach in Joe Moorhead who knows how to crank up the pass. They have the veteran receivers with the talent and size to be far more effective, and they even have a slew of quarterback options to play around with. How rough was it? The Bulldogs failed to connected on more than half of their passes in six games, and lost four of them.
- Biggest Key To The Mississippi State Defense: Don’t give up multiple touchdown runs. The Bulldogs were amazingly good against the run – finishing second in the nation behind Michigan State, allowing just 95 yards per game – and gave up touchdowns in just three games. They lost all three.
2019 Mississippi State Football Win Total
Mississippi State was solid in Joe Moorhead’s first year at the helm. Penn State grad transfer Tommy Stevens is that missing piece at quarterback that can provide a real, live passing game. This is a very, very strong team that will be able to beat anyone on the slate on the right day, and it should get off to a solid 4-0 start. But with this schedule, eight wins and another great bowl bid would be a strong showing.
Prediction Win Total: 8