Mike Leach is taking Mississippi State to a bowl game again, this time with the Bulldogs earning bowl eligibility the old-fashioned way. In Year 1 under Leach, MSU went to the Armed Forces Bowl despite a 3-7 record in the 2020 season, as bowl games waived eligibility requirements under the COVID circumstances. This time, Leach’s squad is going by winning 6+ games. The Bulldogs picked up win No. 6 on Saturday with an epic comeback at Auburn. After trailing 28-3, MSU won 43-34. With 2 games to go, MSU is now 6-4.

After the game, Leach told reporters he’s excited for his squad to get the extra practices.

Leach seemed more concerned with getting back to Starkville and celebrating the big win over the Tigers.

Party on in Starkvegas.