Last season: 3-8
Last game vs. Georgia: 23-10 loss
Series Record: Georgia leads 15-5-0
Most memorable Georgia win: 1997 – Georgia pounds State 47-0 and in the process announces that the red and black is back as a force in the SEC.
Most painful Georgia loss: 1974 – Georgia loses 38-14 to State in Jackson – the biggest loss to State in school history.
Starters returning: 18
Best player: Quinton Culberson
Biggest Weakness: Depth and talent
2006’s big question: Is a three-win season the ceiling for Mississippi State’s program?
Inside the numbers vs. Georgia (as seen in the upcoming Dawg Post 2006 Season Preview):
That’s how many years it has been since Mississippi Stat beat Georgia. The two conference foes have clashed only 20 times in their histories – with Georgia taking 15 of them. Georgia has played State only eight times since 1974 – the fewest games played against any other SEC school in that time besides Arkansas, who joined the conference in 1992.
SEC Media Day’s quote to note:
"I totally agree with that. In fact, we are going to put you in charge to make sure that we get that done." - Mississippi State Head Coach Sylvester Croom on if he would like to be able to see his players most often in the off-season. Croom said the NCAA "does not trust us right now", when talking about college football coaches.
Legge’s projected SEC finish: 6th SEC West
Legge’s All-SEC Bulldogs: None