Mississippi State earned its best win of the season last Saturday, going on the road to upset then 15th-ranked Texas A&M, 26-22.

The Bulldogs won’t have the opportunity to ride that momentum this Saturday, however.

Instead, they’ll have their scheduled bye week.

Mississippi State coach Mike Leach was asked Wednesday during the SEC coaches teleconference about the approach he takes during bye weeks.

“Just depends where you’re at,” Leach said. “Biggest thing we’re going to do is go back to fundamentals and try to sharpen up there. We’re going to take a little off them as we get ready to go down the stretch.”

As for his thoughts on when is the best time for a bye, Leach said, “I’ve always thought midseason was the best time. Midseason or just past midseason. I guess I would categorize it as a pretty good time.”

Of course, the bye week might be coming at a good time for the Bulldogs, whose next game on October 16 will be at home against No. 1 Alabama.

Leach was asked for his thoughts on the Crimson Tide and he offered the type of scouting report that only he can.

“They’re like they always are,” Leach said. “They’re talented and aggressive. Not much new to report on those guys.”