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Mississippi State Football Preview

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Mississippi State has been right on the cusps the past couple of years, but can Dan Mullen lead them over that hump? Last season the Bulldogs started 7-0, but returned to earth after being hammered by Alabama 38-7. They followed that loss by losing four out of their next five games. Besides Chad Bumphis, Johnthan Banks, and Darius Slay the Bulldogs return a lot of talent. Quarterback Tyler Russell has all the tools, but seems to lack a little in the accuracy department. I also like running back LaDarius Perkins to once again rush for over a thousand yards.  

The schedule is a lot tougher in 2013 with a big season opener versus Oklahoma State. If the Bulldogs make it past the Cowboys, then it will give them tons of momentum for the season. I still think it will be very difficult for State to match last year's 8 win total.  

Bulldogs 2013 returning starters:

Total: 12

Offense: 6

Defense: 5

Special Teams: 1

2013 Schedule:

Sat, Aug 31  Oklahoma State                 

Sat, Sep 07  Alcorn State

Sat, Sep 14  Auburn

Sat, Sep 21  Troy

Sat, Oct 05   LSU  

Sat, Oct 12   Bowling Green       

Thu, Oct 24  Kentucky

Sat, Nov 02  South Carolina

Sat, Nov 09  Texas A&M

Sat, Nov 16  Alabama

Sat, Nov 23  Arkansas     

Thu, Nov 28  Ole Miss


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