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2010 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team

The 2010 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team represented Mississippi State University during the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Mississippi State has been a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) since the league's inception in 1932, and has participated in that conference's Western Division since 1992. The Bulldogs played their home games at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field in Starkville, Mississippi, which has been MSU football's "home" stadium since 1914. The Bulldogs finished the season 9–4, 4–4 in SEC play and faced Michigan in the Gator Bowl, which they won 52–14. The team finished with a #15 final ranking in the AP Poll, making them 2010's most improved team in the SEC. Vick Ballard set the school record for rushing TD's in a single season with 19 in the 2010 season.

2010 Mississippi State Bulldogs football
Mississippi State Bulldogs logo.svg
Gator Bowl champion
Gator Bowl, W 52–14 vs. Michigan
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 17
APNo. 15
2010 record9–4 (4–4 SEC)
Head coachDan Mullen (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorLes Koenning (2nd season)
Offensive schemeSpread (multiple)
Defensive coordinatorManny Diaz (1st season)
Co-defensive coordinatorChris Wilson (1st season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumDavis Wade Stadium
(Capacity: 55,082)
Seasons
← 2009
2011 →
2010 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 22 South Carolina x   5 3         9 5  
Florida   4 4         8 5  
Georgia   3 5         6 7  
Tennessee   3 5         6 7  
Kentucky   2 6         6 7  
Vanderbilt   1 7         2 10  
Western Division
No. 1 Auburn x$#   8 0         14 0  
No. 12 Arkansas %   6 2         10 3  
No. 8 LSU   6 2         11 2  
No. 10 Alabama   5 3         10 3  
No. 15 Mississippi State   4 4         9 4  
Ole Miss   1 7         4 8  
Championship: Auburn 56, South Carolina 17
  • # – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

PreseasonEdit

On April 17, 2010, before a crowd of 34,127, the largest in Mississippi history, the Maroon squad defeated the White squad 26-13 in Mississippi State's spring football game held at Davis Wade Stadium Saturday evening.


ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 46:00 PMMemphis*ESPNUW 49–756,032[1]
September 96:30 PMNo. 21 Auburn
  • Davis Wade Stadium
  • Starkville, MS
ESPNL 14–1754,806[2]
September 186:00 PMat No. 15 LSUESPNUL 7–2992,538[3]
September 256:00 PMGeorgia
  • Davis Wade Stadium
  • Starkville, MS
SECRNW 24–1256,721[4]
October 211:00 AMAlcorn State*
  • Davis Wade Stadium
  • Starkville, MS
SECRNW 49–1650,439[5]
October 97:00 PMat Houston*CBSCSW 47–2432,067[6]
October 166:00 PMat No. 22 FloridaESPNUW 10–790,517[7]
October 236:00 PMUAB* No. 24
  • Davis Wade Stadium
  • Starkville, MS
ESPNUW 29–2456,423[8]
October 306:00 PMKentuckyNo. 23
  • Davis Wade Stadium
  • Starkville, MS (Rivalry)
ESPNUW 24–1754,168[9]
November 136:15 PMat No. 11 AlabamaNo. 17ESPN2L 10–30101,821[10]
November 206:00 PMNo. 13 ArkansasNo. 22
  • Davis Wade Stadium
  • Starkville, MS
ESPNL 31–38 2OT56,406[11]
November 276:00 PMat Ole MissNo. 25ESPNUW 31–2358,625[12]
January 112:30 PMvs. Michigan*No. 21ESPN2W 52–1477,497[13]
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Game summariesEdit

MemphisEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 0 0 0 7 7
Bulldogs 14 7 21 7 49

AuburnEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#21 Tigers 7 10 0 0 17
Bulldogs 7 0 7 0 14

LSUEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 0 7 0 7
#15 Tigers 3 9 14 3 29

GeorgiaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia Bulldogs 0 6 0 6 12
Mississippi State Bulldogs 7 0 0 17 24

Alcorn StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Braves 0 16 0 0 16
Bulldogs 7 28 0 14 49

HoustonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 23 10 7 7 47
Cougars 7 3 7 7 24

FloridaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 10 0 0 0 10
#22 Gators 0 0 7 0 7

UABEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blazers 3 7 7 7 24
#24 Bulldogs 7 3 10 9 29

KentuckyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 7 3 7 0 17
#21 Bulldogs 10 7 0 7 24

AlabamaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#19 Bulldogs 3 0 0 7 10
#12 Crimson Tide 6 14 7 3 30

ArkansasEdit

1 2 3 42OT Total
#13 Razorbacks 14 3 7 77 38
#21 Bulldogs 7 14 0 100 31

Ole MissEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#25 Bulldogs 0 21 10 0 31
Rebels 6 3 0 14 23

Gator BowlEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#21 Bulldogs 10 21 14 7 52
Wolverines 14 0 0 0 14

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Memphis Tigers vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 8, 2010. Retrieved September 6, 2010.
  2. ^ "Auburn Tigers vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 13, 2010. Retrieved September 12, 2010.
  3. ^ "Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. LSU Tigers Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 22, 2010. Retrieved September 26, 2010.
  4. ^ "Georgia Bulldogs vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 29, 2010. Retrieved September 26, 2010.
  5. ^ "Alcorn State Braves vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 4, 2010. Retrieved October 2, 2010.
  6. ^ "Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Houston Cougars Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 12, 2010. Retrieved October 10, 2010.
  7. ^ "Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Florida Gators Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 18, 2010. Retrieved October 16, 2010.
  8. ^ "UAB Blazers vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 26, 2010. Retrieved October 23, 2010.
  9. ^ "Kentucky Wildcats Vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on November 3, 2010. Retrieved October 30, 2010.
  10. ^ "Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on November 17, 2010. Retrieved November 13, 2010.
  11. ^ "Arkansas Razorbacks Vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on November 24, 2010. Retrieved November 20, 2010.
  12. ^ "Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Mississippi Rebels Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on December 1, 2010. Retrieved November 28, 2010.
  13. ^ "Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Michigan Wolverines Box Score". ESPN.com. January 1, 2011. Retrieved January 2, 2011.