MSU has been flat out awful just before halftime this year. We’ve given up points like it was going out of style with under 2 minutes to go. Finishing games is something the Dawgs have been better at – learning how to win in the final two regular season games. Finishing the season strong will be important too – getting to that 7-6 winning record, establishing the 4th straight winning season will be huge.
Rice has a solid running game. They’ve got an excellent field goal kicker. A solid defense. But ultimately they are Rice. They have played a schedule that is ranked 104th in the country this year – nothing like what MSU has faced. State has better players and should win this game. Although just because an owl looks soft and cute doesn’t mean they aren’t ferocious. Rice will be looking to win their 11th game of the year – something they’ve never done. And the Bulldogs will have S-E-C printed on their chests…it will be up to the coaches and the leaders to have us mentality prepared for a fight in Memphis.
Game time is 3:00 on ESPN. State is a 7 point favorite.