So, to stay focused, lets check out some stats about Mississippi State.
First off, State has lost games to Louisiana Tech, Tennessee, and a 3-2 Barn burner to Auburn. That should tell you enough right now. But, let's look at some other things.
The Mississippi State offense is averaging 297 ypg, which is good for 107th in the country, out of 120 teams. They throw for 184 ypg, which is good for 91st in the country, and their bread and butter is running the football, where they go for 113 ypg, good for 99th in the country. All of that helps them score 16 points per game, which is 115th in the nation.
Now, the offense is pathetic, but the defense is pretty stout. They give up 295 yards per game, which is 18th best. Their pass defense has been incredible, giving up only 153 ypg, 2nd in the country. Rushing defense - 142 ypg, or 63rd in the country. They give up 21 points per game, which was helped by Auburn's 3 point outburst against them.
I'll tell you what. If Tennessee can score 34 on them, I feel pretty confident. :-)
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