2002 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team

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2002 Mississippi State Bulldogs football
Mississippi State Bulldogs.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
Western Division
2002 record 3–9 (0–8 SEC)
Head coach Jackie Sherrill
Offensive coordinator Sparky Woods
Defensive coordinator Joe Lee Dunn
Home stadium Davis Wade Stadium (52,884)
Seasons
« 2001 2003 »
2002 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#3 Georgia x   7 1         13 1  
Florida   6 2         8 5  
Tennessee   5 3         8 5  
Kentucky   3 5         7 5  
South Carolina   3 5         5 7  
Vanderbilt   0 8         2 10  
Western Division
#11 Alabama   6 2         10 3  
Arkansas xy   5 3         9 5  
#14 Auburn x   5 3         9 4  
LSU x   5 3         8 5  
Ole Miss   3 5         7 6  
Mississippi State   0 8         3 9  
Championship: Georgia 30, Arkansas 3
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • Alabama had the best division record, but did not participate in postseason play due to NCAA probation.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team represented Mississippi State University during the 2002 college football season. The team's head coach was Jackie Sherrill. The Bulldogs played their home games in 2002 at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field in Starkville, Mississippi.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 5:00 PM at #15 Oregon* Autzen StadiumEugene, OR FSN L 13–36   56,386
September 14 6:00 PM Jacksonville State* Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, MS W 51–13   47,456
September 19 6:45 PM Auburn Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS ESPN L 14–42   52,583
September 28 11:30 AM at #22 LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) JPS L 13–31   90,793
October 5 12:00 PM at South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC L 10–34   80,250
October 12 1:30 PM Troy State*dagger Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS W 11–8   49,546
October 19 7:00 PM at Memphis* Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN W 29–17   28,209
November 2 1:30 PM Kentucky Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS (Rivalry) L 24–45   45,248
November 9 1:00 PM at #11 Alabama Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry) PPV L 14–28   83,818
November 16 11:30 AM Tennessee Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS JPS L 17–35   54,807
November 23 1:30 PM Arkansas Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS L 19–26   40,108
November 28 6:45 PM at Ole Miss Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS (Egg Bowl) ESPN L 12–24   60,245
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released week prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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