MIS­SIS­SIPPI ST over Byu by 28

Playbook Football (Midweek Alert) - - 5 Octoberama Lts Football Special! -

If the names Ty Det­mer, Steve Young, Jim McMa­hon and Rob­bie Bosco ring a bell, you’ll cer­tainly be shocked to hear that the pro­gram where they once starred – and at one time was re­ferred to as ‘Quar­ter­back U’ – is cur­rently the na­tion’s No. 126-ranked team in pass­ing ef­fi­ciency. WTF? Folks, we’ve been pa­tient with BYU this sea­son, aware that they re­versed course after a 1-3 start last sea­son to fin­ish 9-3. But after what we’ve seen the last few weeks, we wouldn’t back the Cougars here with YOUR money. The ‘Y’ is ‘SOL’ when it comes to scor­ing lately: in its last three losses, BYU has been out­pointed 104-37. How­ever, let’s not heap all of this fail­ure on the QB alone. A me­diocre of­fen­sive line, not-so-tal­ented skill play­ers and some ques­tion­able play-call­ing have also made the Cougs No. 124 na­tion­ally in time of pos­ses­sion – a unit sim­ply un­able to sus­tain any kind of at­tack. MSU earned the ‘it team’ la­bel in the SEC with an early sea­son rout of LSU, but con­sec­u­tive drub­bings at Ge­or­gia and at Auburn re­sulted in the fla­vor of the month going sour. Now back home after a much-needed week of rest, HC Dan Mullen and his Bull­dogs can re­sume their climb to re­spectabil­ity by get­ting re­venge for last sea­son’s 28-21 set­back at Provo. For­tu­nately, the dawgs meet this week’s cri­te­ria, and we’re not about to fade that with this be­lea­guered cast of Mor­mons… not in to­day’s high noon start in hu­mid Starkville. State’s solid 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games ver­sus In­de­pen­dents, and the Cougars’ mark against SEC foes since 1998, ce­ments it. Chin up, BYU fans: your team closes out the sea­son against six foes that have com­bined for a hor­rid 9-26 SU record in 2017.

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