The Mississippi State football team hasn’t played in many road games this season. How will they fare in Fayetteville this weekend?
While the Bulldogs have struggled through much of this season so far, they’ve only played one game on the road. Much of Mississippi State’s schedule has been manageable (when it comes to traveling) up to this point in the year.
Things get a bit tougher in that regard going forward.
The Arkansas Razorbacks, when they’re doing well, have a rowdy and raucous home crowd that provides a solid home field advantage. Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium is one of the more intriguing home fields in all of college football and the Bulldogs haven’t faced many road teams so far this year.
And this is the first of a grouping of challenging road games for Mississippi State. Of the next four games on the Bulldogs’ schedule, three of them will happen on the road for Arnett and Miss. State.
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Weirdly enough, the Bulldogs did pretty well in their last road game, though it still ended as a loss for MSU. Mississippi State put up plenty of points and the Bulldogs’ offense thrived as they gashed the Gamecocks for multiple big, explosive plays.
Still, the road game sample size is small for Mississippi State. We really don’t know what to expect from the Bulldogs right now. That said, we’re going to find out how this team of Bulldogs does on the road very, very soon. By the time we get to about a month from now, MSU will have played three more road games.
And hopefully Arnett will have found a way to get a few more wins.
With the Bulldogs on the road this weekend, for Mississippi State football to be successful on Saturday, State’s offense will need to communicate effectively and not get rattled by the crowd noise. If MSU can avoid self-inflicted mistakes and play a composed football game, maybe we see MSU emerge from Fayetteville with the Bulldogs’ first conference win of the season.