Dan Mullen has struggled against ranked teams in his career, but Saturday’s loss to No. 13 Auburn led to a glaring stat for the Mississippi State coach.

It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster season for the Bulldogs after they beat LSU 37-7, then they lost at No. 11 Georgia, 31-3, and most recently against Auburn, 49-10.

Mississippi State went from unranked to No. 17 in the Associated Press Top 25 after handling No. 12 LSU. Mullen was off to his third 3-0 start since 2012. Of course, he built up plenty of equity from the 2014 season when, for five weeks, the Bulldogs were ranked No. 1 in the country.