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Memphis vs Mississippi State
This weekend, the University of Memphis travels to Starkville, Mississippi. Mississippi State, 36, 74, 30. That’s 36 Touchdowns, 74% completion percentage, 30th ranked defense in the country. If you’re a Memphis fan, you might want to grab your box of tissues. If you’re a Mississippi State fan, you should read on even though I take a Memphis slant.
1st things first, where to watch Memphis vs Mississippi State?. ESPNU is the station, (828 on Memphis Xfinity, ) and the listed time is 6:30 pm. Second thing, Mississippi State came off a 7-6 season, while Memphis also had six losses. Interestingly, Memphis and Mississippi State each had 2 2021 losses at the Simmons Bank Liberty Bowl, as Mississippi State lost the Liberty Bowl game to Texas Tech for their second loss in Memphis last year. Unfortunately for Tiger fans, they’ll be traveling to a true road game in the football-crazed SEC. (Trigger warning for Tiger fans, there’s more traumatic reveals ahead).
Now to the present, let’s look at each team’s late changes. Defensive lineman Jaden Crumedy missed most of preseason practice with an arm/hand injury. Mississippi State hasn’t released an official announcement or timeline on his status. For Memphis, kicker David Kemp will miss the opener with an undisclosed injury, (according to Evan Barnes, Commercial Appeal. )
Finally, expectations for Memphis vs Mississippi State. Seth Henigan is a very good quarterback who will be great against AAC defenses this fall. Mississippi State has an SEC level defense, an exceptional defense. With RB Brandon Thomas returning to full strength and starting, the Memphis Tigers hope for a more balanced offense. But Mike Leech is a great offensive coach, and the youngTigers have yet to gel.
Can the Tigers shock again in a Memphis vs Mississippi State game?
Short answer, probably not. It’s a shootout and they Tigers are outgunned. It’s almost a schedule loss, because the Starkville fans have been waiting for a good year, and I think 2022 will be one for them. If the Tigers had another month to prepare it might be a more competitive game, but opening on the road is tough for a young team. If it’s a close game at the end the Tigers might stand a chance, but the Bulldogs probably have enough beef up front to put this game away early, especially if they avoid turnovers.
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