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Mississippi State Football: Season Preview (First 6 Games)

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Predictions, players to watch for, and an overall preview of this year’s 2018 MSU football team

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We are so close to football season I can barely breathe. Being this close means predictions are coming out the WAZOO! So, we figured it’d be our turn to predict every single football game that the Mississippi St. Bulldogs are going to play this year.

So check out our predictions and feel free to agree or disagree with us in the comment section below.

Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks

RESULT: W (45-0)

Stephen F. Austin just lost their head coach a few weeks ago. That won’t help the Lumberjacks any against one of the best defensive lines in the country. I don’t think the Lumberjacks but a point on the board in the season opener.

Kansas State Wildcats

RESULT: W (35-21)

I do think this game will be a tough one only because K-State rarely loses a game at home. Yes, I think Mississippi State is much better talent-wise. It’s our first away game all the way in Kansas. We will see what we struggle with this game, but our talent wins us this ball-game. Plus it’s an 11 AM ball game.

Louisiana Ragin Cajuns

RESULT: W (42-7)

Sure... We let the Ragin Cajuns score on us once before we get our act together and then it’s a beat down. Also a night game.

Kentucky Wildcats

RESULT: W (31-17)

I think the Wildcats show some major improvement this year and give us a game in the first half. This game is at Kentucky and with this being our first SEC game and their second, they’ll be ready to play. Dawgs come out in the second half and win big.

Florida Gators

RESULT: W (42-28)

Dan Mullen will pull out all the stops against his former team. No doubt in my mind that he’s going to try everything in the book offense and send the house on defense. I think JoMo and the staff will be prepared for tricks and we come out in the second half ready to play (unlike Dan Mullen’s second halves).

Auburn Tigers

RESULT: L (28-35)

Honestly, it’s hard for me to put an L here with this game being at home. I know that Auburn returns a lot of solid talent on defense and they return Jarrett Stidham, but who’s to say we don’t return more than they do. Our backfield is going to be stronger than theirs with the losses of Kerryon Johnson and Kamryn Pettway. As much as I want to say that we win this one, I think Auburn hands us our only loss at home this season.

Stay tuned in this week and I’ll be posting a final 6 games preview as well.

Hail State!