SEC Football Preview: Mississippi State at Memphis

Mississippi State-memphis football preview

Mississippi State visits the Memphis Tigers on Saturday in Memphis. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Team Schedules/Results

Mississippi State

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 LA Tech W 35-34 Home
09/11 NC State W 24-10 Home
09/18 Memphis 4:00 pm Away
09/25 LSU 1:00 pm Home
10/02 Texas A&M 1:00 pm Away
10/16 Alabama 1:00 pm Home
10/23 Vanderbilt 1:00 pm Away
10/30 Kentucky 1:00 pm Home
11/06 Arkansas 1:00 pm Away
11/13 Auburn 12:00 pm Away
11/20 TN State 12:00 pm Home
11/25 Mississippi 7:30 pm Home

Memphis

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 Nicholls St W 42-17 Home
09/11 Arkansas St W 55-50 Away
09/18 Miss State 4:00 pm Home
09/25 TX-San Ant 1:00 pm Home
10/02 Temple 12:00 pm Away
10/09 Tulsa 1:00 pm Away
10/14 Navy 7:30 pm Home
10/22 Central FL 7:00 pm Away
11/06 S Methodist 1:00 pm Home
11/13 E Carolina 12:00 pm Home
11/19 Houston 9:00 pm Away
11/26 Tulane 12:00 pm Home

College Football Ratings

Rating Miss. State Memphis
ESPN FPI 34 52
Sagarin 38 59
Massey Composite 37 53
PiRate Ratings 38 92

Key Stats

Stat (per game) Miss. State Memphis
Points 29.5 48.5
Points Allowed 22.0 33.0
Total YDS 375.5 633.5
Pass YDS 332.0 341.0
Rush YDS 43.5 292.5
Total YDS Allowed 352.5 503.0
Pass YDS Allowed 285.5 400.0
Rush YDS Allowed 67.0 103.0
3rd Down Conv % 23.8 53.3
3rd Down Conv DEF % 28.6 40.6
Turnover Margin 0.50 0.50

Players to Watch

Mississippi State

QB Will Rogers, WR Jaden Walley, RB Jo’quavious Marks, WR Austin Williams, OT Charles Cross, LB Aaron Brule, Jr., LB Tyrus Wheat, DB Jalen Green, DB Martin Emerson, CB Emmanuel Forbes.

Memphis

QB Grant Gunnell, RB Rodriques Clark, TE Sean Dykes, OL Dylan Parham, DB Quindell Johnson, DL Morris Joseph, LB JJ Russell, DB Rodney Owens, DB La’Andre Thomas.

Injuries

Mississippi State

 
[WR] 09/11/2021 – Trip Wilson is “?” Saturday vs Memphis ( Legal problems )

Memphis

 
[DL] 09/11/2021 – Morris Joseph is “?” Saturday vs Mississippi State ( Undisclosed )
[DL] 09/11/2021 – Camron Jackson is “?” Saturday vs Mississippi State ( Undisclosed )
[RB] 09/11/2021 – Kylan Watkins is “?” Saturday vs Mississippi State ( Leg )
(!)[QB] 09/06/2021 – Grant Gunnell is out indefinitely ( Leg )

Source: statfox.com

Mississippi State vs. Memphis Football Series History

Mississippi State leads 34-10

Comments

This one could be trouble for the Bulldogs. Memphis has been pretty strong the past few seasons. Things get pretty wild in the Liberty Bowl during games. I think State will pull this one off but it will probably be a close.

Our Preseason Prediction

Mississippi State 31, Memphis 30

Game Week 14Powers.com Prediction

Mississippi State 38, Memphis 34

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 3:00 PM CT (4:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the ESPN2 Network.

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