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MSU travels to Auburn with a behind opposite a wall

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State has won during slightest 8 games in 18 of a 115 seasons. Twice has it won during slightest 8 games after losing a initial dual Southeastern Conference games.

The Bulldogs transport to Auburn on Saturday with an 0-1 record in a league.

“Both of us are entrance off a detriment in conference,” MSU manager Dan Mullen said. “You don’t wish to tumble that distant behind. So we both, in discussion play, are behind opposite a wall.”

Mississippi State managed to win 8 games in 1942 after losing a initial to discussion games during Alabama and during LSU. MSU won 9 games underneath Mullen in 2010 after it began SEC play with waste to Auburn and during LSU.

After a 10-win unchanging deteriorate in 2014, a Bulldogs entered this deteriorate with identical expectations.

“Everybody in a SEC competence finish adult with a loss, so that one to LSU we can put that behind us,” MSU quarterback Dak Prescott said. “…But losing two, that puts we down. It puts we during a bottom when you’re operative perplexing to get to a top. If we can even this record out in a SEC, 1-1, we’ll be in a right position.”

The final dual SEC champions – Alabama in 2014 and Auburn in 2013 – separate their initial dual discussion games. However, given a pregnancy of a SEC championship diversion in 1992, usually LSU, in 2001, started 0-2 in a SEC and rebounded to win a league.

“If we win, we’re still in a position we need to be,” Prescott said. “If we remove it, afterwards we’ve gotta get some things straight.”

Mississippi State and Auburn are dual of 3 teams in a SEC West with one discussion loss. Alabama is a other. Texas AM and Arkansas have nonetheless to play an SEC game. The Razorbacks are 1-2 overall.

MSU travels to College Station, Texas after a outing to Auburn. It hasn’t won back-to-back SEC highway games given 1999.

After a two-game roadtrip, MSU’s report softens with matchups opposite non-conference foes Troy and Louisiana Tech, followed by a matchup with Kentucky. All 3 games are during Davis Wade Stadium.

“Every diversion is vicious to your season,” Mullen said. “There aren’t many layup-games in a Southeastern Conference. You’ve got to uncover adult each singular diversion and play your boundary off.”

Most of Mississippi State’s starters didn’t play during a second half of their 62-13 win over Northwestern State final week. They played their best games while they were on a field.

Dak Prescott finished with a ideal quarterback rating of 158.3. He finished 10 of 11 passes for 227 yards and dual touchdowns. Dating behind to a second half opposite LSU, a fifth year comparison has finished 33 of 43 passes for 474 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Combining a second half opposite LSU and a initial half final weekend, MSU’s offense scored 50 points and totaled 633 yards.

“It’s possibly going to propel us or unequivocally set a tinge of a season,” Prescott said. “I pronounced LSU was going to do that, though we still have all in front of us. This game, unequivocally does that.”

Contact Michael Bonner during mbonner@gannett.com. Follow @MikeBBonner on Twitter.

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