Mississippi State vs. UMass Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the Mississippi State vs. UMass fearless prediction and game preview.
Mississippi State (6-2) vs. UMass (2-6) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, November 4th
Game Time: 12:00 pm ET
Venue: Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, MS
Network: SEC Network
Mississippi State is feeling it.
The Bulldogs might not be quite good enough to with the SEC West, but with a blowout win over Texas A&M, but now it gets a little bit of a break before having to dive back into the fun with Alabama coming to Starkville next week.
UMass is feeling it.
So, so, so close in loss after loss over the first six weeks of the season, the Minutemen rolled through the last two games with an offense that perked up in a big way.
At the very least, this isn’t going to be a pure speed bump game for the Miss State.
One Reason Why UMass Will Win
The offense is humming. The attack has balance, it’s efficient, and it can do a little bit of everything right.
The passing game was solid against Appalachian State to keep things moving, and Marquis Young ran for 132 yards and two scores with a 95-yard dash. With WR Andy Isabella and TE Adam Breneman, the Minutemen have the weapons to give the Bulldogs issues.
The O is there. If Miss State is taking a mental break in any way – looking ahead to Alabama – this could be a fight.
One Reason Why Mississippi State Will Win
Ross Comis is a decent quarterback with plenty of time logged in, but the better UMass QB – Andrew Ford – was knocked out of last week’s game.
The Minutemen have an offense, but the defense is suspect, especially against the better running games.
Appalachian State had two 125-yard rushers last week and ran for 234 yards in all. On the other side, the offensive line might be doing a decent job for the ground game at times, but it’s a disaster when it comes to pass protection.
The Bulldogs should be able to come up with their share of third down stops without having to sell out to get to Comis.
What’s Going To Happen
Mississippi State will get into a roll in the second half, but it’ll be a bit of a fight for a half.
This UMass team pushed Tennessee in a 17-13 loss, and it’s not going to be fazed by a bunch of cowbells. However, Nick Fitzgerald and company should be able to run at will, and the defensive front that doesn’t usually do much to get behind the line should have a strong day.
Mississippi State vs. UMass Prediction
Mississippi State 38, UMass 13
Mississippi State -28, o/u: 58
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