Miss State is not a top 25 team next season. They’ve lost too much on defense. The offense should be a little better but they’ll take a few steps back on defense. They’re a 6-7 win team next year and a swing game for us.
Simple. They play in the crappy Pac 12. If you have a solid QB and coach you can pretty much book 8 conference wins and have a shot at all 9. If Oregon beats Auburn in game 1 they could easily finish 11-1 or maybe even run the table.