Winnable games are becoming fewer and far between for Mississippi State.
At one point this season, Saturday’s home date with Auburn looked like a game the Bulldogs could win.
But surging Auburn scored the game’s first 35 points in the first half and the Bulldogs never threatened in a 38-14 loss in Starkville.
With the loss, Mississippi State fell to 11th in this week’s SEC Country Power Poll.
The 17-person panel includes voters from SEC Country and around the country.
Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen was frustrated after the loss.
“Missed field goal, all the little things, you’re not going to win a game in the Southeastern Conference if you do those things,” said Mullen in reference to the Bulldogs creating a turnover on Auburn’s first possession but missing the shot to take a 3-0 lead.
“We’ve got to make sure we get all that stuff fixed, because we have a really short week, and we’re going to have to turn around quick, get guys healthy, and go play next Friday night.”
The Bulldogs play at BYU on Friday.
Check back each week for the latest installment of the SEC Country Power Poll.
Your Week 6 rankingsResults are below:
|1||Alabama (14 - 1)||221||17||1||1||1|
|2||Texas A&M (8 - 5)||202||0||2||2||3|
|3||Tennessee (9 - 4)||179||0||3||3||5|
|4||Ole Miss (5 - 7)||175||0||4||2||6|
|5||Auburn (8 - 5)||135||0||8||4||9|
|6||Florida (9 - 4)||131||0||6||5||9|
|7||Arkansas (7 - 6)||118||0||5||4||9|
|8||LSU (8 - 4)||117||0||7||4||9|
|9||Georgia (8 - 5)||99||0||9||6||9|
|10||Kentucky (7 - 6)||54||0||11||10||13|
|11||Mississippi State (6 - 7)||45||0||10||10||14|
|12||Missouri (4 - 8)||42||0||12||10||13|
|13||South Carolina (6 - 7)||27||0||13||10||14|
|14||Vanderbilt (6 - 7)||2||0||14||13||14|
This week's voters:
Adam Sparks (The Tennessean)
Alec Shirkey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Barrett Sallee (Bleacher Report)
Ben Wait (Columbus Commercial Dispatch)
Cory McCartney (Fox Sports)
Dave Matter (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
David Caraviello (Post & Courier)
Jason Kersey (SEC Country)
Jeff Drummond (AllWildcats.com)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Otis Krik (Hawgs 247)
Patrick Brown (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Shehan Jeyarajah (SEC Country)
Suzanne Halliburton (Austin American-Statesman)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)