The offense has been an issue for the Mississippi State Bulldogs all season, and that was once again the case on Saturday night against Kentucky. The Bulldogs could muster only 218 total yards of offense in the 24-3 loss to the Wildcats in Starkville.

It was especially difficult on the ground for Mississippi State, as the team rushed the ball 31 times for 73 yards. In the last 2 losses to Kentucky and Auburn, the Bulldogs have scored 16 points. The offensive struggles have hurt the team all year, and coach Zach Arnett talked about trying to get the offense going in any capacity. He also talked about whether or not Will Rogers will be back at any point.

Arnett also explained the spark from Chris Parson.

Arnett hopes the offense can get things going fast, as there isn’t much time to become bowl eligible. Up next for the Bulldogs is a Texas A&M team that is also battling for a bowl game. With a game against Southern Mississippi the following week, that could set up the stage for the Bulldogs needing to beat Ole Miss in the Egg Bowl to become bowl eligible.

Kickoff next weekend against Texas A&M is at 7:30 pm ET, and that game will be shown on ESPN2.