Sound Off: Mississippi State dominates BYU, looks ahead to visit from Kentucky

Mississippi State enjoyed a comfortable 35-10 victory against BYU last Saturday in Starkville. It marked the Bulldogs’ first victory after defeats to Georgia and Auburn, and they improved to 4-2 while achieving a needed reset.

There were many positives for the Bulldogs to take from the game against BYU. Mississippi State showcased a balanced attack. Plus, its defense performed well after struggles against Georgia and Auburn.

SEC Country’s Brandon Walker and Andrew Astleford recap the BYU game, look ahead to Mississippi State’s matchup against Kentucky on Saturday, and talk about everything else in the world of Bulldogs football in our latest Zaxby’s Sound Off.

Other topics include:

  • The rout of a bad BYU team was what Mississippi State needed coming off a bye week. The Cougars entered with a 1-5 record, so they weren’t expected to provide much resistance against a stronger Bulldogs squad. However, it should be reassuring for Mississippi State fans that the Bulldogs took care of business.
  • Brandon and Andrew share their thoughts about the upcoming Kentucky game. The Wildcats are 5-1, but three of their victories are by 7 points or fewer. Brandon discusses why he feels good about the Bulldogs’ chances against Kentucky. He points to improvements that Mississippi State made in the offseason that will help the Bulldogs rebound after a close loss to the Wildcats last season.
  • Brandon shares his enjoyment about how Houston Nutt made Ole Miss apologize to the former Rebels coach. It was clear that this development pleased Brandon, who found it funny that Ole Miss was placed in an embarrassing situation during Nutt’s lawsuit against the school.