At the beginning of the 2012 season, fans of the Mississippi State football program had high hopes, and for good reason. With a team full of veterans and promising underclassmen, along with a schedule set up perfectly for the Bulldogs, fans everywhere had this team pegged to finish anywhere from 10-2 to 7-5.
This guy right here predicted an 8-4 finish, and so far, this team is perfect at 4-0.
Yes, the Bulldogs looked sluggish in the second half versus Troy University, and yes, Mississippi State was far from perfect versus South Alabama. But hey, 4-0 is still 4-0. Until it is proven otherwise, I chalk those performances up to some disinterest and lack of preparation. Here's looking at you, Bulldog coaching staff.
After a needed bye week, one where you would think the Bulldogs would take time to fix those little problems, get people healthy and regain focus, the Bulldogs are back on the field this weekend at Kentucky.
Much has happened in the first month of the season around the SEC as well as around the country, and some teams are as good as expected. Others are nowhere near the level of the hype. Some have surprised.
Here, we take another look at the teams remaining on the Bulldogs' schedule and reevaluate each team to see what we may have missed and whether our predictions still hold true.