1 – The number of interceptions thrown by MSU QB Mike Wright
This isn’t an egregious number of interceptions. One pick in a game? That’s not all that bad when it’s all said and done. It’s more of the greater context in which this interception took place in this game that is concerning.
First and foremost, this happened on the second play of the game for the Mississippi State football team.
That’s not how you want to start a game off. Especially when you consider how the Bulldogs are trying to build momentum and confidence with an offense that has been disjointed and messy all throughout the season.
Secondly, looking at the context of how this pick took place in a run heavy offense and considering the fact that Wright only threw for 85 yards, it’s not exactly all that exciting to see that Wright threw a pick in light of the fact that the Bulldogs couldn’t even break 100 passing yards in a game.
For the most part, the Bulldogs have done a fairly solid job of protecting the football and Mike Wright really hasn’t made many reckless decisions (he also hasn’t had enough opportunities on offense to really make a reckless decision), but this first quarter interception really loomed large in a one-possession game because of the overall inability to put up more points on the board.
As the Bulldogs head down the stretch of the season, the Mississippi State football team can’t afford to make too many mistakes if they hope to be bowl eligible by the end of this year.