Could the Bulldogs have the best secondary in the SEC? With stellar secondaries such as Alabama and LSU in the same conference, that could be a stretch.
Then again, these guys are pretty darn good.
In fact, the Bulldogs are tied with Alabama and Tennessee for most interceptions in the league with nine. Led by Jonathan Banks and Corey Broomfield, Mississippi State's secondary is for real, folks.
Weakness: Defensive Line
While their cornerbacks and safeties might be outstanding, the Bulldogs defensive line is lacking.
It's hard to replace players such as Fletcher Cox, and because of that, the production of this defensive line has been down.
To back up that point, Mississippi State ranks 13th in the league in sacks.
MVP: Tyler Russell, QB
An argument could be made for Banks as MVP, but come on, Tyler Russell has earned it.
The Bulldogs always have had a strong defense, but what separates this team from teams in the past is the consistency at quarterback. Russell's play so far this season has been astounding, and though he has eight touchdowns, his one interception is by far his most impressive stat.