Gus Malzahn and Auburn are in desperate need of a win. Les Miles and LSU are well acquainted with that feeling. The two Southeastern Conference Western Division rivals meet Saturday night having both dealt with disappointing losses and considerable angst among fans.
Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen walked through the locker room after the Bulldogs beat Massachusetts and noticed that his players didn't know whether to celebrate. ''Guys aren't sure,'' he said after the Bulldogs rebounded from a mediocre first half - again - to win 47-35
Half a game hasn't been enough for Mississippi State so far this season. The Bulldogs (1-2) have yet to put together four good quarters in any of their games - none more disappointing than last week, when they fell behind 20-0 to No. 20 LSU before rallying in the second half only to lose 23-20.