No. 1: Can Mississippi State’s offense bounce back?
Just one week after it seemed like the Bulldogs had fixed some rather significant issues on the offensive side of things, Mississippi State’s new offense ran into major problems against the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Kevin Barbay’s unit struggled mightily and it wasn’t for a lack of trying on his part. The play calling seemed rather effective and there were several really impressive moments for MSU’s offense against a stout Alabama defense.
But MSU could not sustain drives and Bulldogs’ quarterback Will Rogers was off all evening as he threw three picks right to the Crimson Tide’s defense. MSU only managed to average 4.2 yards of offense per play. The Bulldogs only scored two touchdowns. It was a pretty bad evening for this group.
The offense has to find a way to put this performance away and not dwell on what could have gone better. The Bulldogs have some really talented playmakers at skill positions, a veteran offensive line, and two experienced quarterbacks.
This offense needs to get back on track. Whether its Rogers that continues to draw the start or if there’s a change at quarterback, that remains to be seen. MSU needs better play there, regardless of the starter.
Oh, and the offensive line needs to play cleaner as well. Whoever is starting at QB can’t afford to run around for his life if the Bulldogs want to compete in SEC play.