Zach Arnett’s Bulldogs can’t afford for costly penalties to be a problem
Mississippi State has enough issues without having to try and overcome penalty problems. And yet, that was an area that ended up being something MSU had to account for on Saturday afternoon.
The Miss. State Bulldogs committed a half dozen penalties for a total of 65 yards. While that isn’t exactly the worst thing ever, it’s not encouraging that the Bulldogs committed six penalties against Western Michigan.
The Bulldogs can’t afford to have six penalties a game and they can’t keep hurting themselves with sloppy play.
As Mississippi State heads into a bye week and then later into more SEC games, the Bulldogs can’t be committing more penalties than their opponents. Miss. State can’t at all afford to have a lack of discipline.
This MSU Bulldogs team already has razor thin margins for error. It’s clear that they can’t keep committing errors and making things even more problematic for Mississippi State football fans.
This game proved capable of providing plenty of valuable teaching moments fr the Mississippi State football program. The Bulldogs are now heading into a bye week where they can address some of these notable problems.
How MSU emerges from its by week will determine if State can surprise teams or if the Bulldogs will struggle in conference play.