2010 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team

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2010 Mississippi State Bulldogs football
Mississippi State Bulldogs.svg
Gator Bowl Champions
Gator Bowl vs Michigan, W 52–14
Conference Southeastern Conference Western Division
Ranking
Coaches #17
AP #15
2010 record 9–4 (4–4 SEC)
Head coach Dan Mullen (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Les Koenning (2nd year)
Offensive scheme Spread Option
Defensive coordinator Chris Wilson (1st year)
Home stadium Davis Wade Stadium
(Capacity: 55,082)
Seasons
« 2009 2011 »
2010 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#22 South Carolina x   5 3         9 5  
Florida   4 4         8 5  
Georgia   3 5         6 7  
Tennessee   3 5         6 7  
Kentucky   2 6         6 7  
Vanderbilt   1 7         2 10  
Western Division
#1 Auburn x   8 0         14 0  
#12 Arkansas   6 2         10 3  
#8 LSU   6 2         11 2  
#10 Alabama   5 3         10 3  
#15 Mississippi State   4 4         9 4  
Ole Miss   1 7         4 8  
Championship: Auburn 56, South Carolina 17
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team represented Mississippi State University during the 2010 college football season. Mississippi State has been a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) since the league's inception in 1932, and has participated in that conference's Western Division since 1992. The Bulldogs played their home games at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field in Starkville, Mississippi, which has been MSU football's "home" stadium since 1914. The Bulldogs finished the season 9–4, 4–4 in SEC play and faced Michigan in the Gator Bowl, which they won 52–14. The team finished with a #15 final ranking in the AP Poll, making them 2010's most improved team in the SEC.

Preseason[edit]

On April 17, 2010, before a crowd of 34,127, the largest in Mississippi history, the Maroon squad defeated the White squad 26-13 in Mississippi State's spring football game held at Davis Wade Stadium Saturday evening.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 6:00 PM Memphis* Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, MS ESPNU W 49–7   56,032[1]
September 9 6:30 PM #21 Auburn Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS ESPN L 14–17   54,806[2]
September 18 6:00 PM at #15 LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) ESPNU L 7–29   92,538[3]
September 25 6:00 PM Georgia Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS SECRN W 24–12   56,721[4]
October 2 11:00 AM Alcorn State* Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS SECRN W 49–16   50,439[5]
October 9 7:00 PM at Houston* Robertson StadiumHouston, TX CBSCS W 47–24   32,067[6]
October 16 6:00 PM at #22 Florida Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL ESPNU W 10–7   90,517[7]
October 23 6:00 PM UAB*dagger #24 Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS ESPNU W 29–24   56,423[8]
October 30 6:00 PM Kentucky #23 Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS (Rivalry) ESPNU W 24–17   54,168[9]
November 13 6:15 PM at #11 Alabama #17 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL (Alabama–Mississippi State football game) ESPN2 L 10–30   101,821[10]
November 20 6:00 PM #13 Arkansas #22 Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS ESPN L 31–38 2OT  56,406[11]
November 27 6:00 PM at Ole Miss #25 Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS (Egg Bowl) ESPNU W 31–23   58,625[12]
January 1 12:30 PM vs. Michigan* #21 EverBank FieldJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) ESPN2 W 52–14   77,497[13]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Game notes[edit]

Memphis[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 0 0 0 7 7
Bulldogs 14 7 21 7 49

The season opener was a success for the home team bulldogs as they beat Memphis handily 49–7.

Auburn[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#21 Tigers 7 10 0 0 17
Bulldogs 7 0 7 0 14


LSU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 0 7 0 7
#15 Tigers 3 9 14 3 29


Georgia[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 6 0 6 12
Bulldogs 7 0 0 17 24


Alcorn State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Braves 0 16 0 0 16
Bulldogs 7 28 0 14 49


Houston[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 23 10 7 7 47
Cougars 7 3 7 7 24


Florida[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 10 0 0 0 10
#22 Gators 0 0 7 0 7


UAB[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blazers 3 7 7 7 24
#24 Bulldogs 7 3 10 9 29


Kentucky[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 7 3 7 0 17
#21 Bulldogs 10 7 0 7 24


Alabama[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#19 Bulldogs 3 0 0 7 10
#12 Crimson Tide 6 14 7 3 30


Arkansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 2OT Total
#13 Razorbacks 14 3 7 7 7 38
#21 Bulldogs 7 14 0 10 0 31


Ole Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#25 Bulldogs 0 21 10 0 31
Rebels 6 3 0 14 23

In the Egg Bowl, MSU cruised after building a 31–9 4th quarter lead to beat rival Ole Miss for the 2nd time in a row and 3rd out of the last 4.

Gator Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#21 Bulldogs 10 21 14 7 52
Wolverines 14 0 0 0 14

Mississippi State blew out traditional power Michigan 52–14 in the Gator Bowl on New Year's Day in Jacksonville, Florida.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Auburn Tigers vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 13, 2010. Retrieved September 12, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. LSU Tigers Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 22, 2010. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Georgia Bulldogs vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 29, 2010. Retrieved September 26, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Alcorn State Braves vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 4, 2010. Retrieved October 2, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Houston Cougars Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 12, 2010. Retrieved October 10, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Florida Gators Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 18, 2010. Retrieved October 16, 2010. 
  8. ^ "UAB Blazers vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 26, 2010. Retrieved October 23, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Kentucky Wildcats Vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on November 3, 2010. Retrieved October 30, 20101. 
  10. ^ "Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on November 17, 2010. Retrieved November 13, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Arkansas Razorbacks Vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on November 24, 2010. Retrieved November 20, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Mississippi Rebels Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on December 1, 2010. Retrieved November 28, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Michigan Wolverines Box Score". ESPN.com. January 1, 2011. Retrieved January 2, 2011.