Mississippi State started out 2011 ranked in the Top 20 and looking to make some big upsets in the year following a solid 9-3 season. Instead, things didn't exactly go according to the plans of Dan Mullen and company.
Finishing fifth in the toughest division in the nation at 6-6, the Bulldogs are partially proud of their bowl berth while also being disappointed it wasn't a better one. Taking down Wake Forest in the Music City Bowl on the day before New Year's Eve, MSU concluded their season on a high note.
Just a few days ago, the new SEC schedule came out with recently added members Texas A&M and Missouri joining the mix. The Aggies are joining up in the Bulldogs' division while the Tigers are moving into the East.
MSU has arguably the toughest schedule in the entire conference. Take a look for yourself:
Sept. 8: vs. AUBURN
Oct. 6: at Kentucky
Oct. 13: vs. TENNESSEE
Oct. 27: at Alabama
Nov. 3: vs. TEXAS A&M
Nov. 10: at LSU
Nov. 17: vs. ARKANSAS
Nov. 24: at Ole Miss
We take a look at each game up close and how the Bulldogs will finish come the end of the 2012 season.