What if Miss. State had Ohio State’s Football Schedule

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Dan Mullen’s former boss Urban Meyer is once again on top of the college football world at Ohio State, as the Buckeye’s are the defending National Champions entering the 2015 season and the consensus number-one team in the country.

Mississippi State on the other hand returns a Heisman Trophy candidate in Dak Prescott at quarterback and a ton of talent themselves, but as we have seen over the offseason, the media doesn’t seem to be impressed and has the Bulldogs pegged at the bottom of the SEC West.  Most of that analysis is based on returning starters and the overall quality of teams in the SEC West.

But, what if the Bulldogs had the Buckeyes 2015 schedule and played in the Big Ten East?  How would the perception change for the Bulldogs in 2015 and how would the do?  Let’s take a look and see what might happen if the Bulldogs took the place of THE Ohio State Buckeyes in the B1G East.

The Bulldogs have outrecruited every team on the Buckeyes schedule and win the battle at quarterback every week.  Let’s take a look.

Preseason Ranking: 14-18th Nationally depending on the publication.

Preseason Ranking in the B1G East:  Second behind Michigan State.

September 7th at Virginia Tech:

The Bulldogs have to go on the road this year to start the season at the Rock to take on USM, so keeping the road tour mantra in mind, the Dogs would travel to Blacksburg, Virginia to take on the Hokies of Virginia Tech.

It’s an 8 p.m. kick so you know the Hokie faithful will be rocking to Enter Sandman – as the Bulldogs might as well be going on the road at an SEC venue.

It would be a very tough place for the Bulldogs to open the season and a tight ballgame, but with Dak Prescott as a senior and the leader of the team, the Bulldogs would escape Blacksburg – barely.

No. 15 Mississippi State 27 – Virginia Tech 20