Mississippi State Football: Worst, Base, Best Scenarios for the 2022 Season

Mississippi State Football is ranked, and off to their best start since the Bulldogs had a certain quarterback by the name of Dak Prescott. It is not lost on most fans of this Mississippi State Football team that anything can, and will, happen in the weeks to come. You just never know what you’re going to get. Sure, the Bulldogs have passed most of their tests up to this point, but will a defense be able to sort this year’s air raid out? Or, will this Mississippi State Football team keep rolling?

Let’s look at the worst-case, base-case, and best-case scenarios for the remainder of this potentially exciting season.

Worst-Case Scenario 

7-5 

@ Kentucky
@ Alabama
Auburn W
Georgia
ETSU
@ Mississippi

It all starts with Kentucky. It cannot be stressed enough how important this game at Kroger Field is for the future success of Mississippi State. A loss on the road against a beleaguered Kentucky team that will likely be playing without Will Levis, or an injured version of the gunslinger, would be a huge derailing of the season. Sure, Kentucky is ranked, but they are awful right now. A loss here sets us up for a brutal home stretch finishing with probably another loss in the Egg Bowl. This is the worst-case for a reason.

However, I would file this under unlikely. It just feels like a different team this year.

Base-Case Scenario 

9-3

@ Kentucky
@ Alabama L
Auburn W
Georgia
ETSU
@ Mississippi W

While I feel like the Bulldogs will steal one from one of the blue-chip teams we face in Alabama or Georgia, I would not put my money on it. However, wins against Kentucky, Auburn, and Mississippi feel very doable this season, if not expected. Based on the play so far, a bowl game on New Year’s Day seems like an entirely doable goal for this season.

Best-Case Scenario 

10-2 

@ Kentucky W
@ Alabama
Auburn
Georgia W
ETSU
@ Mississippi W

Let’s be real. Mississippi State ain’t winning both of the games between Alabama and Georgia. In any world. My prediction leans toward stealing one away from Georgia simply because the Mississippi State Bulldogs are home for this game. Mark my words, this game will be rowdy. There is a large contingency of Mississippi State students, and alumni, from the state of Georgia (myself included). It is tiring to constantly be the butt end of the “true” Bulldog commentary from the surplus of fans who live near us.

This is Mississippi State’s last chance for a while to get one back against the big brother in the East. If there was any season to do it, it looks like this one could be the one. Here’s hoping.