Yesterday during his talking, but NOT discussing injuries, with the media portion of his day, Dan Mullen said that he and his players treat Kentucky, who is Mississippi State's permanent East opponent, as "a little bit" of a rivalry game. While that's probably a stretch because KENTUCKY FOOTBALL, I hope both teams treat it as such tonight, as it is a terrible night on the teevee (FALL DOWN A WELL AND STAY THERE, NBC, FOR THIS PARKS AND REC HIATUS BS).
But, whether or not Mississippi State/Kentucky is a rivalry (lol no), it's important we examine the forgettable, uninspiring, and generally uncompetitive nature of this game while Mullen has been at Mississippi State. First, and most importantly, because that's a good place to start, the results over the last four years:
2009 MSU 31, Kentucky 24
2010 MSU 24, Kentucky 17
2011 MSU 28, Kentucky 16
2012 MSU 27, Kentucky 14
While those scores indicate competitive struggles took place, do not be fooled, during these...