clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Community Projections: No. 3 Mississippi State vs. No. 2 Auburn

In an effort to get you, the reader, more involved, we've created a weekly post where we want to hear from you on what you expect in the upcoming game. In the comments, let us hear your: 1) Score predictions, 2) Bold Predictions, 3) Best Case/Worst Case, and so forth.

Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Folks, it's a matchup the likes of which have never been seen in Starkville. The No. 3 Mississippi State Bulldogs host he No. 2 Auburn Tigers in a game that will have major implications on the SEC West and National Championship Scenes.  We want your thoughts.  I'll kick us off:

Bold Prediction: Dak Prescott continues to do what he does, and he again goes over 200 yards passing and 100 yard rushing with three touchdowns to move into the betting favorite position for the Heisman Trophy.

Best Case Scenario: Mississippi State jumps out to a hot start against Auburn and builds up a 14 point lead in the second quarter.  The Tigers cut it to seven points on a couple of occasions, but the Bulldogs answer each time to hit the midway point of the season at 6-0 with a 41-27 win over the Tigers.  Over in the ACC, the Florida Seminoles struggle Syracuse, and the Bulldogs take over the No. 1 spot in the polls.

Worst Case Scenario: The Auburn defense proves to be too much early, and the Tigers slow down the Mississippi State offense.  On the other side of the ball, the Bulldogs struggle to slow down Nick Marshall, and Auburn takes a 17-point lead into halftime.  The Bulldogs make it close, but the cannot come all the way back, losing their first game of the season.  In College Station, Ole Miss destroys Texas A&M.