Social media reacts to Mississippi State struggling against Texas Tech despite being 10-point favorite
The SEC has yet to register a win during Bowl Season in 2021. After Auburn, Florida, and Missouri all lost their postseason contests, Mississippi State is looking to avoid making it 0-4 for the conference thus far.
However, the Bulldogs trail Texas Tech 13-7 at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis.
The Bulldogs, who were 10-point favorites, entered the game with the SEC’s 3rd-ranked rushing defense as it had yielded just over 101 yards a game. But the Red Raiders have rolled up 179 yards on 28 carries through the first 2 quarters, just 24 yards short of the Bulldogs’ season-high of 202 yielded to Arkansas on Nov. 6.
And with the Red Raiders forced to punt late in the 2nd quarter, they got the ball back well inside Mississippi State territory after it was ruled to hit off a Bulldogs player. Texas Tech was held to a short field goal to take a 6-point lead into the locker room.
Meanwhile, Will Rogers is 10-of-17 for 102 yards despite a touchdown. While there’s still plenty of time remaining, that’s well off the pace for a player that averaged over 370 yards a game during the regular season.
Here’s some of the reaction from social media:
Once again Mississippi state playing to the level of the competition smh
— Big Stov 🦍 (@Aye_STOV) December 29, 2021
This game couldn't have went any better for Texas Tech or any worse for Mississippi State.
I may put my 401k on Mississippi State in the second half.
— Danta Claus (@18_wheeeler) December 29, 2021
Punts + Liberty Bowl Stadium + Mississippi State = Bad
— Clifton Taylor (@CliffCliffdaFif) December 29, 2021
Mississippi State is not covering tonight lol
— Diamond Dugg Is Paid (@duggz_money) December 29, 2021
— Victoria R. Hughes (@VictoriaRHughes) December 29, 2021
I forgot how much I dislike watching Mississippi State games.
— John M (@itsjohnnybiz) December 29, 2021
Mississippi State defense makes my head hurt.
— VitaminJSays (@VitaminJSays) December 29, 2021
In the words of @maven_marlon
Mississippi State is not serious about football.
— Comrade in the Sheets (@MSPU_1911) December 29, 2021
Mississippi State is running the three man rush on defense after it’s failed them time and time again.
— Nicholas (@milehighclone) December 29, 2021
Mississippi State is still on the bus
— JD (@JD37_) December 29, 2021
Will Rogers looking completely lost out there
— GB Sports Betting (@GBpickem) December 29, 2021
How long until Will Rogers is doing up downs on the sideline?
— Brendan Smith (@Coach_Smith99) December 29, 2021
— Clark Sherman (@cdsherman1) December 29, 2021
Mississippi State doing what typical Mike Leach teams do when you expect them to play well……absolutely nothing
— Joe Sports (@_IAMJOESPORTS) December 29, 2021
Mike Leach is going to go ballistic in the locker room at halftime
— Gregg Steiner (@gggsteiner) December 29, 2021
I CANNOT WAIT for this Mike Leach interview even if they lose.
— Josh Heupdog (@HeupdogVols94) December 29, 2021