Bash the Bulldogs! (Auburn vs. Mississippi State Open Thread)
Can Pettway get loose again?
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War Eagle, everybody! It’s another college football Saturday! This afternoon, the Auburn Tigers will host the Mississippi State Bulldogs. It’s another all-important SEC Western Division game and a long running rivalry in the SEC. The two teams have battled every year since 1955. On Mississippi State’s last visit in 2015, the Bulldogs throttled the Auburn offense and won 17–9. Auburn returned the favor in Starkville last season, blasting out to a 35–0 halftime lead en route to a 38–14 blowout. Today’s matchup will kick off at 5:00 PM Central Daylight Time, and it will be nationally televised on ESPN.
The latest lines on this game have Auburn favored by 8 points, and I feel like Mississippi State proved in last week’s 31–3 loss at Georgia that the Bulldogs are much less impressive when they are away from home. On the other hand, this may be a subdued Auburn campus, after the shocking announcement of the arrest of basketball assistant and Auburn legend Chuck Person. Furthermore, AL.com published a piece Friday evening stating that Athletic Director Jay Jacobs is on his way out.
Fairly good weather is likely on tap for this one. It should be partly cloudy at kickoff with temps at or just under 80 degrees. It should remain dry, and rain is not expected.
As always, feel free to join in and enjoy this thread. I’ll be in and out this afternoon, but I will not be available during the game for a play by play.