Struggling BYU shouldn’t expect any sympathy from Mississippi State

12 Oct , 2017 Sports

STARKVILLE, Miss. — As BYU schleps into town this weekend lugging a five-game losing streak, don’t expect Mississippi State to show the Cougars any sympathy.

Or any of that famous Southern hospitality.

The Bulldogs have lost two consecutive games — against a pair of top-10 teams, Georgia and Auburn — by a combined score of 80-13.

After a bye week, Mississippi State is looking to bounce back against the Cougars Saturday (10 a.m., MDT, SEC Network) before finishing its Southeastern Conference schedule.

The Bulldogs are thrilled to return to Davis Wade Stadium, in a town affectionately known as Stark Vegas, for the first time since beating LSU, 37-7, on Sept. 16.

Yes, that’s the same LSU team that walloped BYU on Sept. 2 in New Orleans, 27-0.

“It’s great to be back at home. We haven’t been at home in about 28 days, which is kind of unusual,” said MSU coach Dan Mullen, a former Utah assistant. “That’s how the schedule panned out for us this year.

“Last time we were at home, it was an electric atmosphere. Our fans gave us a great home-field advantage. That’s so critical in this league. Hopefully we have a great turnout for the game and an electric atmosphere and a …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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