Last season: 3-9
Last game vs. Georgia: 27-24 loss
Series Record: Georgia leads 16-5-0
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: 17
Best player: Titus Brown
Biggest Weakness: Depth and talent
2007’s big question: Is a three-win season the ceiling for Mississippi State’s program?
Inside the numbers vs. Georgia (as seen in the 2007 Dawg Post Season Preview):
That’s how many conference wins State had last season. It came against Alabama and was likely the final straw in the firing of Mike Shula. Croom may not win a ton, but when he does it counts for something. State’s 2004 upset of Florida pushed Ron Zook out the door, too.
SEC Media Day’s quote to note:
"Hey… we’ve got to play LSU at some point and playing the first game of the season is about as good a time as any.” – Mississippi State Head Coach Sylvester Croom on State opening up with LSU
“Yeah, I feel pressure. The same sort of pressure I felt in 9th grade. I feel the pressure to win. If you are asking me if I am worried about being fired – no.” Croom’s opinion on pressure going into the 2007 season
Legge’s projected SEC finish: 6th SEC West
Legge’s 2006 projected SEC finish: 6th SEC West
Actual SEC finish: 6th SEC West