1997 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team

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1997 Mississippi State Bulldogs football
Mississippi State Bulldogs logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division Western Division
1997 record 7–4 (4–4 SEC)
Head coach Jackie Sherrill (7th season)
Offensive coordinator Lynn Amedee (2nd season)
Defensive coordinator Joe Lee Dunn (2nd season)
Home stadium Scott Field (40,646)
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 7 Tennessee x$   7 1         11 2  
No. 10 Georgia   6 2         10 2  
No. 4 Florida   6 2         10 2  
South Carolina   3 5         5 6  
Kentucky   2 6         5 6  
Vanderbilt   0 8         3 8  
Western Division
No. 11 Auburn xy   6 2         10 3  
No. 13 LSU x   6 2         9 3  
No. 22 Ole Miss   4 4         8 4  
Mississippi State   4 4         7 4  
Alabama   2 6         4 7  
Arkansas   2 6         4 7  
Championship: Tennessee 30, Auburn 29
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team represented Mississippi State University during the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Jackie Sherrill. The Bulldogs played their home games in 1997 at Scott Field in Starkville, Mississippi.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 6:00 PM Memphis* Scott FieldStarkville, MS FSN W 13–10   33,310
September 6 11:30 AM Kentucky Scott Field • Starkville, MS (Rivalry) JPS W 35–27   30,121
September 13 8:00 PM No. 10 LSU Scott Field • Starkville, MS (Rivalry) ESPN L 9–24   40,030
September 27 11:30 AM South Carolina Scott Field • Starkville, MS JPS W 37–17   30,120
October 4 12:00 PM at No. 18 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA L 0–47   83,211
October 11 6:00 PM NE Louisiana* Scott Field • Starkville, MS W 24–10   30,857
October 25 1:30 PM UCF*dagger Scott Field • Starkville, MS W 35–28   28,621
November 1 1:00 PM at No. 11 Auburn Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 20–0   82,736
November 15 11:30 AM at Alabama No. 17 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry) JPS W 32–20   70,123
November 22 1:00 PM at Arkansas No. 15 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR L 7–17   39,911
November 29 2:30 PM Ole Miss No. 22 Scott Field • Starkville, MS (Egg Bowl) CBS L 14–15   41,200
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released week prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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