The Mississippi State Bulldogs went into halftime at home last weekend trailing Auburn 35-0.

The final score ended up being 38-14, so the Bulldogs won the second half 14-3.

That’s been part of a trend for Dan Mullen’s squad in 2016 — one bad half, one good half.

The Mississippi State coach told The Clarion-Ledger that the Bulldogs have a lot of work to do if they want to play four good quarters of football on Friday night at BYU:

“I’d love to tell you it was one thing I could easily put my finger on,” Mullen said. “If it was this one thing, but it wasn’t. It was multiple different things.”

Moving forward, Mullen said it’ll come down to the upperclassmen rallying their younger teammates when things don’t go the Bulldogs’ way:

“It depends on them and the attitude and the leadership of our older guys, how they handle it and facing adversity,” Mullen said. “The best way I know how to deal with adversity is to get back to work.”

Mississippi State (2-3) will get back to work on Friday night in Provo, Utah, against BYU. The game is scheduled to start at 9:15 p.m. Central time and can be seen on ESPN.