wins for Mississippi State that season.
The Bulldogs took that 8-0 record into a game at No. 11 Alabama. MSU lost a 19-7 decision in Tuscaloosa.
It was a game the Bulldogs probably felt like they could have won.
In the very next game, State had to go on the road for a game against No. 22 Arkansas in Little Rock. Even though they were still ranked No. 12 after being
beaten by the Tide, the Bulldogs were upset by the Hogs 14-9.
MSU still finished that season successfully with a 23-20 victory over Ole Miss and defeated Clemson 17-7 in the Peach Bowl. The final record for the Bulldogs was
10-2, which stands as one of the best seasons in school history, but they were also left to wonder what might have been.
Hopefully this year's MSU team won't be pondering the same thing when Saturday's game against Arkansas is
The Bulldogs can still have an outstanding season and secure a very good bowl game. If they can't get it done against the Razorbacks and the rival Rebels on Thanksgiving night, then it will certainly cast a shadow
on the year.
Danny P. Smith is the sports editor and columnist for The Starkville Daily News. The opinions in this column are his AnD Do not nECEssArILy rEflECt the views of the SDN or its staff.