Mississippi State returned to SEC action last Saturday and responded in impressive fashion, routing Kentucky 45-7 at Davis Wade Stadium.
It was a complete performance for the Bulldogs, who improved to 5-2. Mississippi State built a 17-7 halftime lead, then dominated in the second half to earn its second consecutive win after losing two straight games before a bye week.
SEC Country’s Brandon Walker and Andrew Astleford discuss the blowout of Kentucky, where the Bulldogs stand before an interesting road test against Texas A&M on Saturday, and talk about everything else in the world of Mississippi State football in our latest Zaxby’s Sound Off.
Other topics include:
- The victory against Kentucky was one of the most impressive triumphs for Mississippi State this season. Yes, the Bulldogs beat BYU handily the week before to get back on the winning track. But the way in which Mississippi State dominated an SEC foe has to bode well for the Bulldogs. Both Brandon and Andrew thought Mississippi State would win. But the dominance shown by the Bulldogs was more than they anticipated.
- Mississippi State travels to Texas A&M on Saturday for a fascinating test. The Aggies are 5-2, with five victories in their last six games. But aside from playing Alabama close, what has Texas A&M truly accomplished other than beating weak competition? Brandon and Andrew discuss the challenge presented by the Aggies, who could be exposed by Mississippi State in the same way Kentucky was in Starkville.
- Earlier this week, Paul Finebaum floated the name of Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen as someone who should interest Tennessee if the Volunteers move past Butch Jones. Brandon says Mullen would be a good candidate for Tennessee, but he added that Tennessee wouldn’t be a good candidate for Mullen. Brandon and Andrew discuss how some Vols fans have an inflated view of their program. Brandon and Andrew don’t consider Tennessee’s coaching job to be as great as some think.