Last year, the Mississippi State Bulldogs ended the season with a 5-7 record, but due to their APR scores, still got to play in a bowl game.

This year, coach Dan Mullen’s squad will try to make it to a bowl game the old-fashioned way — by getting six or more victories.

With star QB Nick Fitzgerald in the mix, anything is possible in Starkville, but SEC Network analysts Booger McFarland and Matt Stinchcomb have different opinions on how this season will play out for the Bulldogs.

McFarland thinks Mississippi State will finish 5-7 and once again have to rely on their APR score to make it to a bowl game:

“I just think that’s where their talent says they are,” he said. “Unless Nick Fitzgerald just goes wild this year.”

Stinchcomb, on the other hand, has a little more faith in the Bulldogs, saying they’ll go 7-5 under Fitzgerald’s leadership:

“When I’ve got a mobile quarterback, I always like my chances,” Stinchcomb says when explaining why he has the Bulldogs beating Kentucky.

See what else they had to say about the Bulldogs and check out the full segment here.