Saturday afternoon, Zach Arnett’s Mississippi State football team lost to Hugh Freeze and the Auburn Tigers in an absolutely awful way.
As the Mississippi State Bulldogs traveled to face off against Hugh Freeze and the Auburn Tigers, Zach Arnett had a great opportunity to beat a team that was previously on a four-game losing streak and at the bottom of the SEC West.
Instead, the Mississippi State football team simply couldn’t keep up with a dysfunctional Auburn Tigers team and the MSU Bulldogs were down big early on in the game. Arnett’s Bulldogs stumbled all throughout the game and despite a few promising moments early on, things unraveled in a hurry.
MSU found itself down 24-3 at the half and despite Arnett and Kevin Barbay’s best attempts at mounting a comeback, the Bulldogs fell 27-13.
State simply didn’t look good. And the Bulldogs found ways to make the Tigers look great on Saturday. And this is an Auburn team that has admittedly had some good moments but the Tigers aren’t a good team right now. It’s clear that Freeze has a lot of work to do.
5 frustrating stats from Mississippi State football’s road loss to the Auburn Tigers
And it wasn’t just one side of the ball that was bad. Both the Bulldogs’ offense and defense had horrendous moments on Saturday. Auburn simply had no issue moving the ball early on and the Tigers routinely halted drives that very briefly appeared to be promising.
And as a result, there are plenty of stats that are alarming from this particular Mississippi State football loss.
So let’s start parsing through them.
Here are five stats from Miss. State’s road loss to the Auburn Tigers that happen to be really, really frustrating to look back on.