Evaluating Mississippi State at the Halfway Point

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Oct 10, 2015; Starkville, MS, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs fans cheer during the second quarter of the game against the Troy Trojans at Davis Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

The 2015 football season for Mississippi State is halfway over. It seems like we spent an eternity getting from January to the first weekend in September to get here. Once it did, it has flown by. Time really does fly when you’re having fun.

Mississippi State currently sits at 4-2 overall and 1-2 in SEC play. The Bulldogs sit about four or five spots outside the Top 25 in both the Coaches and AP Poll. The season hasn’t been the magical dream season that 2014 was, but it certainly hasn’t been the doom and gloom so many tried to tell Bulldog fans we were going to have.

if you had asked most people where Mississippi State would be outside of Starkville or a non Mississippi State fan, they would have told you the Bulldogs would have a 3-3 record. While Mississippi State fans would love to be 5-1 if we had just made that field goal against LSU, but it went right. Still, an 8 or 9 win season is perfectly reasonable.

And since it is the halfway point, I think it is time to evaluate what the season has brought us so far. There are so many different ways to do so. Instead of handing out grades, I’m going to give a Most Valuable Player, Most Surprising Player, and Most Disappointing Player for both the offense and the defense.

You may not agree with my choices. And if you don’t, feel free to take the comments section at the bottom of the screen and weigh in with your own opinion. This can be a group effort.

Next: Offensive Most Valuable Player