Tennessee is facing a game that many are calling a must win.
It's hard to argue the point, considering the two games following Mississippi State are against No. 1 Alabama and No. 3 South Carolina.
Saturday's game is an opportunity for the Vols to get their first win against a ranked opponent under head coach Derek Dooley.
Tennessee has shown the potential to win games and are poised to turn around the program. A victory in Starkville would go a long way in helping the Vols return to SEC prominence.
There are several factors that the Vols will need to address to have an opportunity to win this game.
Coming off their bye week, this is a good opportunity for Tennessee. If they are able to correct some of the mistakes that have plagued them, the Vols will have a chance for a victory.
If issues haven't been corrected, it may be a long day for the orange clad faithful.