The Bulldogs are coming here after finishing at 5-5 last year. Now, Louisiana Tech will have to figure out how to play better in this game and potentially get the wins going in the right direction. The last game on the field for the Bulldogs last year was a 38-3 loss in the New Orleans Bowl to Georgia Southern.
Louisiana Tech is bringing back 5 starters in the game on the offensive side of the ball. The Bulldogs last year ended up with 26.7 points per game, but only got 316 yards per game. The defense for Louisiana Tech is bringing back 10 players, but allowed 34.7 points per game and gave up 427 yards per game.
Playing the SEC really damaged the record that Mississippi State could have posted. The Bulldogs last year ended up with a 4-7 record on the year. The last game on the field for the Bulldogs was a 28-26 win over Tulsa in the Armed Forces Bowl.
Mississippi State is bringing back 8 offensive starters to the team this year. The Bulldogs last year were able to score 21.4 points per game and picked up a total of 340 yards per game. The defense for Mississippi State allowed 28.1 points per game, but gave up 390 yards per game.