The Mississippi State football team found a way to get a win over the Arkansas Razorbacks, but there are plenty of concerning stats from the game.
As Zach Arnett and the Mississippi State Bulldogs (4-3 overall, 1-3 SEC) move forward in the season, the Bulldogs have a chance to build some momentum after a frustrating win over the Arkansas Razorbacks (2-6 overall, 0-5 SEC). State has now won two games in a row and the Bulldogs weren’t really expected by many to actually find a way to beat Arkansas.
But, well, that happened. It was ugly, and yet MSU came out on top 7-3.
Still, much of Miss. State’s win against Arkansas was filled with frustrating moments and clear indicators that the Bulldogs weren’t drastically better than Arkansas. Like a number of worrisome and concerning stats from this Mississippi State football game.
Mississippi State football: 7 Alarming Stats Behind Mississippi State’s Win Over Arkansas
This win was pretty important for Miss. State as it gave the Bulldogs a chance to get above .500 and also to get some momentum for MSU in SEC play.
But since things weren’t perfect, let’s start looking at those number.
85 – the number of passing yards from Mississippi State quarterback Mike Wright
In his first start in nearly a year and his first start with the Mississippi State Bulldogs, quarterback Mike Wright made just enough plays to help Kevin Barbay and Zach Arnett get a road win over an SEC foe.
It’s also worth noting that passing isn’t exactly Wright’s strong suit. He’s a guy known for running. He’s quick and dynamic. Wright is great in space. He’s not a strong passer.
So, with that in mind, it’s still worrisome that MSU only had 85 passing yards on just eight completions against Arkansas. The Bulldogs will need to find a way to consistently generate offense and if Wright is going to be the full time starting quarterback for MSU going forward, MSU will need more production.
Unless Will Rogers is able to return to be the starter for the Bulldogs, Barbay and Wright will need to find a way to get on the same page to generate more from this offense.