5-7 on the season with a 3-5 SEC record. These are the stats for the 2009 Mississippi State Bulldogs, the question is where does it go from here? The answer to that question is this it goes downhill from here.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs are in a dry spell when it comes to their overall season and as a result will be in a tough way to get out of the hole anytime soon. This will be bad news for any person who had faith that the Mississippi State Bulldogs were going to make the big comeback of 2010. That will be reserved for Arkansas in 2010.
So what is it that will keep the Mississippi State Bulldogs out of the talk about a SEC title? The first thing is the fact that they have absolutely nothing to offer their opponents as far as a strong running game is concerned.
I saw a couple of the Mississippi State Bulldogs games last season and have to say that they looked like they were in practice more than they did being in an football game.
The offensive running was in a word pathetic to watch and was even more painful to see when it was shutdown even quicker and harder than the previews attempt. The main reason for this sub par performance on the running game was simply that they were predictable.
Now when it cam to passing this was almost like watching a symphony as the quarterback and the wide receivers were most times on the same page. There were very few communication problems among the team as there were passes that looked like they were made for perfection.
This is one of the bright spots on the Mississippi State Bulldogs offensive line. I wish that there were more positive things that I will be able to say as this was a season that was made for passing when the Mississippi State Bulldogs were concerned.
The bad news is that there is not very much that a passing game alone can do in regards to getting points on the board. If the Mississippi State Bulldogs are able to get the running problem fixed then there will be a good season to hope for.
Another area that could stand to have a lot of work done is the defensive line. There is little good of having a powerful offensive line if you are just going to give the other team the points on their possession.
This was a problem that plagued the Mississippi State Bulldogs and in 2010 will be a thorn in their sides as this will be where they get into a lot of trouble in regards as to who will step up and be the defensive leader for the team.
If the Mississippi State Bulldogs get their act together then they are looking forward to having a good season and if all the cards line up have a good chance of being a SEC conference champion in the upcoming seasons.