Those are the records of the Mississippi St. Bulldogs under Dan Mullen in the month of November. The Bulldogs have always had a tough November schedule to navigate with Alabama, Arkansas, and Ole Miss being the last three games of the season for the Bulldogs.
But in 2017, the November schedule is much more manageable. With UMass coming to Starkville this Saturday and Ole Miss and Arkansas battling it out for the cellar in the SEC West, the Bulldogs have a chance to get their second winning record in the month of November under Dan Mullen.
Simply going 3-1 this November would be a huge step in the right direction for the Bulldogs. It would be the second most wins under Dan Mullen in the regular season with 9, and it would be the second time the Bulldogs would finish with a winning record in SEC play under Mullen.
A 9-3 record would also put the Bulldogs in line for a really nice bowl destination. There would be an outside chance at a New Year’s Six Bowl, and it would probably put them in the driver’s seat for the Citrus Bowl.
But most importantly, a finish of at least 3-1 would put the Bulldogs on track for a 2018 season that could be one of the best ever for Mississippi State. The Bulldogs will bring back almost every single major contributor from a team that could find its way to 10 wins if they were to win 3 in November and then win their bowl game.
2017 was a season in which the Bulldogs were picked to finish 6th in the SEC, and Las Vegas had placed the over/under on Bulldog wins at 5.5. With an entire month left to play, the Bulldogs have already exceeded that total and could have one of the best regular seasons the team has ever had.
It’s now up to the Bulldogs to take care of business. The Bulldogs will be favored, and likely heavily so, in three of its final four games. If they do take care of business, 2017 will be one Mississippi State fans will talk about for years to come.