2021 Mississippi State Football Schedule: Analysis, Best and Worst Case Scenarios

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2021 Mississippi State Football Schedule: Analysis, Best and Worst Case Scenarios

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2021 Mississippi State Football Schedule: Analysis, Best and Worst Case Scenarios

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Breaking down and analyzing the 2021 Mississippi State Bulldogs football schedule with the best and worst case scenarios.


2021 Mississippi State Football Schedule

Sept. 4 Louisiana Tech

Sept. 11 NC State

Sept. 18 at Memphis

Sept. 25 LSU

Oct. 2 at Texas A&M

Oct. 9 OPEN DATE

Oct. 16 Alabama

Oct. 23 at Vanderbilt

Oct. 30 Kentucky

Nov. 6 at Arkansas

Nov. 13 at Auburn

Nov. 20 Tennessee State

Nov. 27 Ole Miss

Dec. 4 SEC Championship (in Atlanta)

Games vs. The East: Kentucky, at Vanderbilt

Missed Teams From The East: Florida, Georgia, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee

2021 SEC Composite Schedule, Best Games Each Week

Mississippi State Bulldogs Football Schedule Analysis: It’s sneaky-tough if the Bulldogs haven’t made massive improvements over the off-season. Louisiana Tech needs to be a win with NC State and a trip to Memphis to start the year. Lose any of those, and there’s an issue with LSU, at Texas A&M, and Alabama to start out the SEC slate.

If that wasn’t rough enough – again, it’s sneaky-tough – three of the next four games after Bama are on the road. However, the campaign finishes up with Tennessee State and Ole Miss at home. On the plus side, playing Kentucky and Vanderbilt from the East is a decent break.

Best Case Scenario: 9-3. Let’s say the thing works. If the Mike Leach offense kicks it all in, the schedule isn’t a barrier with a decent-but-not-killer non-conference slate. Beat LSU at home, and then the fun begins. Assume one loss along the way that shouldn’t be there, but if there’s an upset over Texas A&M or Alabama, ten wins are possible.

Worst Case Scenario: 4-8. Let’s say the thing doesn’t work. If the offense falls flat again. losing to NC State and Memphis is possible before going on a rough run of losses to LSU, Texas A&M and Alabama. Realistically the season will hardly be a disaster – a four win run is probably the floor on how bad things can be.

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