The truth hurts sometimes.
Mississippi State was seemingly on the mountaintop in the aftermath of their 37-7 throttling of LSU. This season has shades of 2014. Nick Fitzgerald is a Heisman contender. This is going to be a special season.
A week ago, we were proud. This week, however, we are humbled.
Mississippi State lost by four touchdowns between the hedges this past Saturday. Our lethal offense became anemic. Our obliterating defense was carved up like a jack-o-lantern. The team that we thought was complete has some serious holes.
Georgia is simply a better team. State's offensive line couldn't match up to their front seven. Their o-line handled our d-line. Jake Fromm and his receivers picked a part our secondary. Mississippi State couldn't do anything. Georgia, pun intended, were the Top Dawgs.
They embarrassed us. We were living it up in the penthouse last week, but this week, we're spending time in the outhouse.
Fortunately, it's only week four. We've got plenty of time to get things right.
State travels to Auburn this week, a place in which the Bulldogs have left triumphant only twice during the 21st century. The Tigers entered 2017 with much hype, starting Baylor transfer Jarrett Stidham at quarterback.
Similar to the last two weeks, State has to do pretty much everything right this Saturday. We were able to do it against LSU, but didn't do any of it against Georgia.
This is a critical point in the season. Mississippi State has shown that they are capable of putting together complete performances against talented teams (ya know, we beat LSU by 30). On the flip side, Georgia proved that State has some question marks as well.
This weekend will answer a lot of those questions and give us somewhat of an outlook regarding the rest of the season.
Mississippi State got annihilated by Georgia. Coming off the high of LSU, UGA was a slap in the face. However, there is much more football left to be played. State can turn things around and make this season memorable, and it starts this Saturday.