STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- It's been a sobering two weeks for Mississippi State's football team.
Consecutive lopsided losses to Alabama and Texas A&M have erased most of the momentum from an impressive 7-0 start to the season. Now the No. 22 Bulldogs (7-2, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) must recover quickly and get ready for a night game at Tiger Stadium against No. 9 LSU (7-2, 3-2).
Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen said there won't be major changes to personnel or the playbook going into the LSU game, but the Bulldogs must execute better on both sides of the ball.
"If you're a student of the game and study the game it is simple -- you see a minor breakdown here and a minor breakdown there," Mullen said. "When you make a mistake against quality teams it costs you."
Alabama and Texas A&M are certainly quality teams. So is LSU. Mississippi State's status is less certain.
The Bulldogs have won three SEC games against Auburn, Kentucky and Tennessee, but those programs are a ...