If you're a Mississippi State fan, is there anything worse than a game coming down to your kicker?
Saturday night in front of 10 million cowbell-armed fans, senior K Devon Bell got a chance to surprise the LSU Tigers with a game-winning field goal. But it wasn't to be. Both times.
Despite being out-rushed 266 to 43, and down 15 points entering the 4th quarter, Mississippi State mounted a comeback. Dak Prescott's passes turned to bullets that shot right into the arms of every WR on the team.
But it wasn't meant to be. Junior RB Ashton Shumpert would bobble a 2-point conversion and narrowly drop it. And later, a confounding delay of game call would make Bell's FGA 5 yards more difficult. Not that it would've really mattered.
We learned a lot tonight. The defense is soft, yet clutch. The offense has a ways to go if it wants to return to the vaunted rushing attack it was last year.
But most importantly, we learned Mississippi State has fight in them, even when nothing else is working.
Something tells us, we're gonna need a lot of that this season.