As Zach Arnett and the Mississippi State football team look for a way to pull off an upset, here’s what the Bulldogs depth chart looks like vs. Alabama.
We’re closing in on the next Mississippi State football game of the season. The Bulldogs are facing a tough task as they’re set to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide. Which, for Zach Arnett, will provide his toughest test as a head coach up to this point.
The Bulldogs are heading into this game at 2-2 and are hoping to find something that will resemble positive as MSU faces a program it has not found a way to beat since 2007. Tough time to be bouncing back from a frustrating 37-30 road loss to the South Carolina Gamecocks and then a humiliating 41-14 defeat to the LSU Tigers.
But hey, miracles happen every now and then.
Let’s get set for this Mississippi State football game against the Alabama Crimson Tide by checking out the MSU Bulldogs’ two-deep depth chart.
Mississippi State football depth chart: Bulldogs vs. Alabama Crimson Tide
And let’s get started with the offense.
The Bulldogs will be turning to Will Rogers to lead them on offense. So far this season, Rogers has been a bit up and down (as has the offense and offensive play calling), but he’s thrown for 979 yards and six touchdowns against just one interception. Behind Rogers is Mike Wright, the dual threat who transferred in from Vanderbilt.
In the backfield, Mississippi State has Jo’quavious Marks lined up to start at running back. So far, Marks has 352 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Should Marks be unable to play, Mississippi State has Seth Davis and Simeon Price lined up behind him.
At tight end, MSU has Ryland Goede and Geor’Quarius Spivey listed as starters. Over at wide receiver, MSU will have Justin Robinson (or Freddie Roberson), Lideatrick Griffin, and Zavion Thomas.
On the offensive line, Mississippi State has Kwatrivous Johnson, Nick Jones, Cole Smith, Steven Losoya III, and Kameron Jones.
Looking at MSU’s defensive line, the Bulldogs have De’Monte Russell at defensive end, Nathan Pickering (who was phenomenal against the South Carolina Gamecocks) at nose guard, and Jaden Crumedy listed at defensive tackle.
DeShawn Page is set to start at SAM while Jett Johnson and Nathaniel Watson will start at MIKE and WILL respectively.
In the secondary, Decamerion Richardson and graduate Esaias Furdge are slated to start at cornerback. Shawn Preston Jr., Marcus Banks and junior Hunter Washignton will play at safety for the Bulldogs.
Mississippi State has a difficult game ahead of them. The Bulldogs have a ton of experience all over the field and that veteran leadership counts for a lot. But can it overcome the talent Nick Saban has assembled at Alabama?
Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. CT on Saturday night in Starkville. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.