Auburn-Mississippi State: Why the Tigers Will Beat the Bulldogs

Posted by Kevin Strickland on September-9-2009 Add Comments

A year ago Auburn and Mississippi State waged one of the ugliest football games in the history of the college sport. 

Auburn prevailed 3-2 on the strength of a 35-yard Wes Byrum field goal in the second quarter. 

It was Chris Todd's first full game as the starter after sharing duties with Kodi Burns, and Todd was serviceable, hitting 15 of 26 passes for 154 yards. 

Ben Tate topped the century mark, rushing for 102 yards. 

But the Tigers couldn't score. While Byrum hit the second quarter field goal, he also missed an 18-yard attempt and flubbed a 38-yarder. 

Auburn was a miserable three of 16 on third down conversions. Only two drives consisted of eight plays; nine covered five o...

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