BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- In the middle of SEC Media Days in mid-October, Mississippi State men's basketball coach Ben Howland just wanted some fresh air.
Mississippi State's 54-24 thrashing of a hapless Arkansas team Saturday didn't completely erase the stench of a four-game losing streak, but it did give MSU fans plenty of things to feel good about for the first time in about a month.
Saturday did nothing to dispel the narrative Mississippi State is incapable of winning on the road.
STARKVILLE -- It had already been a difficult week for Mississippi State football coach Joe Moorhead.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Ben Howland, Reggie Perry and Tyson Carter's Wednesdays began with a brisk 25-minute flight from Starkville to Birmingham, Alabama. The Mississippi State men's basketball trio had an appointment.
At the beginning of the Mississippi State football season, the optimistic, yet still seemingly realistic, expectation was eight to nine wins.
AUBURN, Ala. - To fully understand what happened to the Mississippi State football team Saturday, you have to go back to Auburn's first touchdown of the night.
AUBURN, Ala. -- There's not a whole lot of positive things to report from Jordan-Hare Stadium from a Mississippi State perspective.
If MSU's offense approaches next week like it did in the first half against Kentucky, Hill might just give the Bulldogs a fighting chance at an upset.
STARKVILLE -- A 21-3 halftime lead quickly turned into 21-13 with 4:39 remaining.
STARKVILLE -- You can acknowledge Mississippi State freshman quarterback Garrett Shrader has his warts.
STARKVILLE -- I thought Mississippi State freshman quarterback Garrett Shrader might play in Saturday's game against Kansas State.
STARKVILLE -- Football is a wonderful game.
STARKVILLE -- Under normal circumstances, we'd be talking about how encouraging Mississippi State's 38-15 dominating home opener was Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS -- The sudden realization hit Joe Moorhead hard sometime during his team's season-opening 38-28 victory over Louisiana at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS -- It wasn't the 56-10 thrashing Mississippi State gave Louisiana a year ago.
Trying to forecast how a college football team's season is going to go before the season even starts can be a fool's errand.
HOOVER, Ala. -- Joe Moorhead was ready for the question.
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