1986 Mississippi State Bulldogs football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1986 record6–5 (2–4 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorDavid Rader (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorRonnie Gray (1st as DC, 8th Overall season)
Home stadiumScott Field
(Capacity: 40,656)
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 10 LSU $ 5 1 0 9 3 0
No. 6 Auburn 4 2 0 10 2 0
No. 9 Alabama 4 2 0 10 3 0
Georgia 4 2 0 8 4 0
Ole Miss 4 2 0 8 3 1
Tennessee 3 3 0 7 5 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0 6 5 0
Kentucky 2 4 0 5 5 1
Florida 2 4 0 6 5 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0 1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team represented Mississippi State University during the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Bulldogs finished with a winning record in head coach Rockey Felker's first season, but were not selected for a bowl game.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultSource
September 6at Syracuse*W 24–17
September 13at No. 8 TennesseeW 27–23
September 20vs. Southern Miss*L 24–28[1]
September 27FloridaW 16–10
October 4at Memphis State*W 34–17
October 11Arkansas State*No. 19W 24–9
October 18at Tulane*No. 13W 34–27[2]
October 25No. 7 AuburnNo. 13L 6–35
November 1No. 8 AlabamaNo. 19L 3–38[3]
November 15No. 12 LSUL 0–47
November 22vs. Ole MissL 3–24
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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References

  1. ^ "Eagles stop Smith, Bulldogs 28–24". The Clarion-Ledger. September 21, 1986. Retrieved March 27, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "State rides Wave". Sun Herald. October 19, 1986. Retrieved February 7, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Humphrey, Tide crush reeling 'Dogs". Clarion-Ledger. November 2, 1986. Retrieved February 7, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 25, 2015