Mike Leach and the Mississippi State Bulldogs had plenty of chances to take down Arkansas on Saturday in Fayetteville.

However, field goal woes plagued the Bulldogs all night. Brandon Ruiz missed both of his tries. Then, with the chance to send the game to overtime, Nolan McCord missed his only kick of the night.

That prompted Leach, after the 31-28 loss, to call for an open tryout for kickers on Mississippi State’s campus this coming week:

Obviously, those comments won’t do much to help the confidence of either Mississippi State kicker.

But, this was definitely a missed opportunity for the Bulldogs, who entered the game ranked No. 17 in the College Football Playoff rankings. Oh, what could have been.