I dropped a stats overview of the upcoming matchup in the forum and on the Twitter. Did some more numbers looking at the game and here is some deeper dives.
Not sure anyone wants to look at two offense who both went under 40% success rate and not sure of it's value. Working on the State games versus UK and Texas A&M.
Mississippi State looked like a trap game before the season. Third Year Mike Leach was a thing. Mid November on road looked intimidating. Will Rodgers is a veteran QB coming back from back to back quality seasons running an offense which defenses don't see often.
But none of that seems to be really areas of concern. State's defense has been solid all year and has been playing their best of late, but that offense? Not good, Bob. For the season versus SEC, Mississippi State's offense is averaging just 5.1 YPP and 38% offensive success rate. And looking at the last 3 games? 4.2 YPP and 29%!
Defensively, the Bulldogs have been sold all year and even better over the last three.
That Kentucky game though should give anyone thinking of taking the points or the goal posts on Saturday. 6.4 YPP to that offense? Not to mention that MSU has allowed 42%% offensive rush success rate to opponents which ranks 48th in Power 5.
Hope to get to more stuff later this week.. Hit me up with any questions you got!