Really? Is Mississippi State intending to rise up and be the second-best staff in the SEC?
The Bulldogs came up with one of the very shocking wins of the 2017 year so far using a 37-7 domination of LSU. This was great, but beating the SEC East’s Bulldogs on the road would be even more amazing because today the pressure is still on.
NCAA College Football 2017
Mississippi State vs Georgia
Date: Saturday, September 23,
Time: 07:00 PM ET
Venue: Sanford Stadium, Athens, Georgia
Could this be if Georgia demonstrates that it’s the dominant star of the East? Will this be when Mississippi State QB Nick Fitzgerald makes a massive announcement in the Heisman chase? All of a sudden, this is among the biggest SEC games of this year.
With a massive upset — Miss State gets Alabama in Stark Vegas — this might only be a preview of this 2017 SEC Championship.
The two have not played since 2011, and they’ve only faced off 23 times overall with Mississippi State winning just once since 1974.
One Reason Why Georgia Will Win
The Georgia defensive front isn’t likely to let the other Bulldogs do much of anything on the ground.
Notre Dame has been explosive contrary to everyone else so far, but just managed 55 yards against Georgia — QB Brandon Wimbush couldn’t get going. Together with the ability to approve of the lineup — UGA has 22 tackles for loss in the 3 games — the Dawgs should have the ability to bother Fitzgerald in the start.
Offensively, this is when the Georgia floor game should induce several third-and-shorts. LSU didn’t run enough — that won’t be a problem for Georgia.
Mississippi State rolled for 285 yards and two scores helped by a amazing day by the offensive front.
The Bulldogs are keeping Fitzgerald clean — allowing only 1 sack so far — while paving the way for large yards in the first three games. Pound away, go on long scoring drives, play great defense — it’s been a simple and effective formula.
What’s Going To Happen
This is where the youth in quarterback will make a difference.
Jake Fromm was nice so far, but contrary to a MSU team that will load up to stop the run, the passing game will have to click.
It will not — at least not enough.
Fitzgerald won’t go away, but he’ll produce the veteran plays necessary in the fourth to keep two key scoring drives alive. The Cowbell Bulldogs will pull this off at a thriller that’ll feel like a special conflict from the start.