1988 Mississippi State Bulldogs football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Record1–10 (0–7 SEC)
Head coach
Defensive coordinatorDyer Carlisle (1st as DC, 2nd overall season)
Home stadiumScott Field
(Capacity: 40,656)
Seasons
← 1987
1989 →
1988 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 19 LSU + 6 1 0 8 4 0
No. 8 Auburn + 6 1 0 10 2 0
No. 15 Georgia 5 2 0 9 3 0
No. 17 Alabama 4 3 0 9 3 0
Florida 4 3 0 7 5 0
Tennessee 3 4 0 5 6 0
Ole Miss 3 4 0 5 6 0
Kentucky 2 5 0 5 6 0
Vanderbilt 2 5 0 3 8 0
Mississippi State 0 7 0 1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team represented Mississippi State University during the 1988 NCAA Division I-A football season. After winning the opener against Louisiana Tech, the Bulldogs lost all 10 remaining games. The season is now commonly referred to as "Tech and Ten" by Bulldog fans.[1]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 3Louisiana Tech*W 21–14[2]
September 10at VanderbiltL 20–24
September 17No. 7 GeorgiaL 35–42
September 24at No. 20 FloridaL 0–17
October 1at Memphis State*L 10–31
October 15vs. Southern Miss*L 21–38[3]
October 22at No. 10 AuburnL 0–33
October 29No. 19 AlabamaL 34–53[4]
November 12No. 12 LSUL 3–20
November 19at Tulane*L 22–27[5]
November 26vs. Ole MissL 6–33
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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References

  1. ^ Strawn, Justin. "Is Louisiana Tech a Trap Game for Mississippi State?". MaroonandWhiteNation.com. Retrieved 2015-12-25.
  2. ^ "Workhorse Phillips carries State to 21–14 win". The Clarion-Ledger. September 4, 1988. Retrieved July 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "USM regains momentum, slams the door on State". The Clarion-Ledger. October 16, 1988. Retrieved March 28, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "State comes on too little, too late to overtake Bama". The Clarion-Ledger. October 30, 1988. Retrieved March 28, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Mississippi State falls to Tulane". The Clarion-Ledger. November 20, 1988. Retrieved February 7, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 25, 2015