Video: Mississippi State's bowl hopes take big hit with loss at BYU
In one of the more unusual road trips for the SEC this season, Mississippi State was defeated Friday in double overtime at BYU.
Bulldogs quarterback Nick Fitzgerald was once again the focal point of the offense, throwing for 214 yards and running for 41 more — he accounted for 3 total touchdowns. But he couldn’t extend the game in the second OT.
The loss puts a serious dent in any hopes MSU may have had for a bowl game this holiday season. Now 2-4, coach Dan Mullen and Co. ultimately finish their schedule with four straight ranked conference foes: Texas A&M, Alabama, Arkansas and Ole Miss. Based on how the campaign has gone, they will be heavy underdogs for each.
Their next two games are winnable, starting with Kentucky on the road and then Samford at home, so Mississippi State should be able to even its record at 4-4. However, a winless November would cement 2016 as a rebuilding year in Starkville.
Be sure to watch the video above for some quick commentary after what will surely be a long flight home from Provo for the Bulldogs.