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Unfortunately for the cowbell-wielding folks in Starkville, the Cameron Newton scandal has completely overshadowed the Mississippi State Bulldogs' successful season.
Second-year head coach Dan Mullen has led the Bulldogs to a 7-3 record, including a 10-7 win against former employer Urban Meyer and the Gators in "The Swamp."
However, while Mississippi State will find themselves in a decent bowl at season's end, a spot in the BCS rankings after the conference championship games may be harder to come by.
Granted, the 'Dawgs are led by star running back Vick Ballard (699 rushing yards, 12 touchdowns) and the nation's No. 18 ground attack (211.7 yards per game), but their final matchups present a great challenge.
The No. 13 Arkansas Razorbacks have the top passing offense in the SEC (343.6 yards per game) and the Bulldogs rank eighth in the conference in pass defense, yielding 227.1 yards per game through the air.
Should Mississippi State fall to the Razorbacks, they will probably come very close to dropping out of the rankings if they do manage to remain in the BCS Top 25.
And that ranking would be put on the line against the Ole Miss Rebels in the Egg Bowl.
With a mobile quarterback like the Rebels' Jeremiah Masoli and the game being played in Oxford, all bets are off.
Mississippi State could have a lot of trouble against an Ole Miss team that has been very down on its luck this season.