Three weeks down, nine to go. The first game on the rest of Mississippi State football schedule is South Carolina. How will it go?
Well folks. I jinxed it. I got too big for my britches last week and thought I was the best at predicting MSU’s matchups. Instead of my “realistic” expectation, we ended up playing to our worst case scenario.
It was awful, and I knew it was a possibility, but man. Last week was terrible.
But this week is a new week!
Hope springs anew! Maybe, just maybe, we won’t be disappointed by our Bulldogs. Maybe we’ll be proud even!
Meet Mississippi State football’s opponent
This week we take on the South Carolina Gamecocks. If you’re wondering what a gamecock is, it’s a rooster, but like a fighting rooster. Sometimes in back-alleys they’ll attach razors to their feet/legs and fight these things.
As you can imagine, PETA is not a fan.
Because they have a rooster for a mascot, sometimes you’ll hear a cock-a-doodle-doo when they want to wake up the fans in the stadium. If that doesn’t work, they play “Sandstorm” by Darude really loud before the fourth quarter. Usually it works pretty well, Williams-Brice Stadium is always rockin’ on Saturdays.
Anyway, what about the Danger Chickens’ football team? They any good?
Last week in a monsoon they were beating reigning national champion Georgia 14-3 in the first half. Once the rain subsided a bit, Georgia, uh, stormed back and won handily.
The Gamecocks have a quarterback who was supposed to be the next in line behind Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray and Jalen Hurts. You’ll notice that those guys played for Oklahoma though. Like many of their players, Spencer Rattler transferred to USC — Rattler just transferred to the USC in South Carolina not Southern California.
State’s chances really hinge on Rattler’s performance. When he is good, South Carolina usually wins. When he’s bad, the floor is pretty low.