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Monday, June 22, 2015

What Must Auburn Do: Mississippi State

 2015 Auburn Football Schedule
Date Game Location Time

09/05/15 vs. Louisville TV Atlanta TBA
09/12/15 vs. Jacksonville State TV Auburn TBA
09/19/15 at LSU TV Baton Rouge TBA
09/26/15 vs. Mississippi State TV Auburn TBA
10/03/15 vs. San Jose State (HC) TV Auburn TBA
10/15/15 at Kentucky TV Lexington TBA
10/24/15 at Arkansas TV Fayetteville TBA
10/31/15 vs. Ole Miss TV Auburn TBA
11/07/15 at Texas A&M TV College Station TBA
11/14/15 vs. Georgia TV Auburn TBA
11/21/15 vs. Idaho TV Auburn TBA
11/28/15 vs. Alabama TV Auburn TBA
SEC Championship

We have looked in depth at what these Tigers must accomplish to be a better football team. First we looked at the defense, then the offense.

It's the time of year when the players are working with their strength and conditioning coaches, and participating in voluntary workouts. This is where team chemistry, and trust, the two essential building blocks of any successful team are built. 

We are looking at each opponent on our schedule with the eye of a Tiger. Next up: Mississippi State Bulldogs.

I totally dislike Dan Mullen. As a fan of college football, you watch all these different coaches go about their business of coaching their respective teams, and I can not like Dan Mullen. Don't personally know the guy, just don't like him. 

Dak Prescott. Now, him I like. Prescott is a straight baller. Takes his team on his back and changes the outcome with his effort. 

Good to better arm strength, and wonderful mobility. This will cause Auburn some problems. It has in the past, so I feel comfortable saying it here. Prescott is a wild card when trying to figure this game out.

State has experience at the Wide Out positions as well, and maybe the 2nd best receiver in the SEC West in DeRunnya Wilson. 

Where things get iffy for the Maroon Squad is along the line. Losses to graduation have depleted the interior of the "O" line. As any coach will tell you, the war in this conference is won in the trenches.

State will have played a lesser opponent the week prior to traveling to Auburn, and our Tigers will be coming home from an always physical trip to Baton Rouge. That "D" line depth will come in handy against the Dawgs of Starkville, and it may just be the difference in this game.

Mississippi State was not the best team defensively last season, and lost most of the experience it had to graduation. 3 starters along the defensive front, and 3 starters in the defensive backfield will have to be replaced. 

Looking at all the facts, this version of the Maroon and White will have to outscore opponents to win their games. That will be a big problem when it comes to Auburn. 

Look for the Tiger rushing attack to run rampant, and enough big pass plays to unfold making this look easy.

Calling it AU 47 MSU 20 

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