The Mississippi State Bulldogs set school records against the Memphis Tigers last Thursday night, their season opener on the road in the River City.
MSU out-performed Memphis, with a domination that was present from the start, on both sides of the ball.
This was their season opener, an important game to every team, but especially those that wish to be a contender, either in the league or the BCS.
Auburn, on the other hand did not perform well. I know you’re tired of hearing it, but the Utah State Aggies made Swiss cheese out of the Auburn defense. Gone were the blitzes and tight coverage the Plainsmen were known for last year, and there was a basic lack of aggressiveness.
But, the Tigers did show something late in the game, scoring two touchdowns in the final 2:07, and a remarkable on-side kick recovery by Emory Blake. The Special Teams for Auburn were brilliant all day.
But the kind of defense Auburn played will get you killed against Mississippi State, and there are many things you and the Tigers should know about the Bulldogs.