2019 Mississippi State Bulldogs football
Mississippi State Bulldogs logo.svg
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
Record6–7 (3–5 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorBob Shoop (2nd season)
Base defense4–3
CaptainErrol Thompson Kody Schexnayder
Home stadiumDavis Wade Stadium (Capacity: 61,337)
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
East Division
No. 4 Georgia x   7 1     12 2  
No. 6 Florida   6 2     11 2  
Tennessee   5 3     8 5  
Kentucky   3 5     8 5  
Missouri *   3 5     6 6  
South Carolina   3 5     4 8  
Vanderbilt   1 7     3 9  
West Division
No. 1 LSU x$#^   8 0     15 0  
No. 8 Alabama   6 2     11 2  
No. 14 Auburn   5 3     9 4  
Texas A&M   4 4     8 5  
Mississippi State   3 5     6 7  
Ole Miss   2 6     4 8  
Arkansas   0 8     2 10  
Championship: LSU 37, Georgia 10
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • * – ineligible for postseason due to NCAA sanctions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2019 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team represented Mississippi State University in the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bulldogs played their home games at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Mississippi, and competed in the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They were led by second-year head coach Joe Moorhead. Following the team's loss in the Music City Bowl Moorhead was fired as the Bulldogs' head coach.

Previous season

The Bulldogs finished the 2018 regular season 8–4, 4–4 in SEC play to finish in fourth in the Western Division. They were invited to play in the Outback Bowl, where they lost against Iowa.

Preseason

SEC media poll

The SEC media poll was released on July 19, 2019 with the Bulldogs predicted to finish in fifth place in the West Division.[1]

Preseason All-SEC teams

To be released

Schedule

Mississippi State announced its 2019 football schedule on September 18, 2018.[2] The 2019 schedule consisted of 7 home and 5 away games in the regular season.

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 3111:00 a.m.vs. Louisiana*ESPNUW 38–2822,440
September 72:30 p.m.Southern Miss*ESPNUW 38–1555,143
September 1411:00 a.m.Kansas State*
  • Davis Wade Stadium
  • Starkville, MS
ESPNL 24–3154,522
September 213:00 p.m.Kentucky
  • Davis Wade Stadium
  • Starkville, MS
SECNW 28–1354,556
September 286:00 p.m.at No. 7 AuburnESPNL 23–5687,451
October 1211:00 a.m.at TennesseeSECNL 10–2085,462
October 192:30 p.m.No. 2 LSU
CBSL 13–3659,282
October 2611:00 a.m.at Texas A&MSECNL 30–49102,025
November 23:00 p.m.at ArkansasSECNW 54–2452,256
November 1611:00 a.m.No. 5 Alabama
  • Davis Wade Stadium
  • Starkville, MS (rivalry)
ESPNL 7–3857,607
November 236:30 p.m.Abilene Christian*dagger
  • Davis Wade Stadium
  • Starkville, MS
SECN Alt.W 45–754,683
November 286:30 p.m.Ole Miss
  • Davis Wade Stadium
  • Starkville, MS (Egg Bowl)
ESPNW 21–2057,529
December 303:00 p.m.vs. Louisville*ESPNL 28–3846,850
Schedule Source:[3]

Personnel

Coaching staff

Staff from 2019.[4]

Name Position
Joe Moorhead Head Coach
Mark Hudspeth Associate Head Coach & Tight Ends Coach
Terry Richardson Assistant Head Coach, Run Game Coordinator, & Running Backs Coach
Deke Adams Defensive Line Coach
Andrew Breiner Pass Game Coordinator & Quarterbacks Coach
Terrell Buckley Cornerbacks Coach
Luke Getsy Offensive Coordinator* & Wide Receivers Coach
Marcus Johnson Offensive Line Coach
Joey Jones Special Teams Coordinator
Tem Lukabu Linebackers Coach
Bob Shoop Defensive Coordinator & Safeties Coach
Anthony Piroli Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Andrew Warsaw Director of Football Operations

Game summaries

vs. Louisiana

1 2 3 4 Total
Ragin' Cajuns 7 7 0 14 28
Bulldogs 7 14 7 10 38

See also: 2019 Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns football team

Southern Miss

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Eagles 0 0 7 8 15
Bulldogs 7 14 7 10 38

See also: 2019 Southern Miss Golden Eagles football team

Kansas State

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 3 14 0 14 31
Bulldogs 0 14 7 3 24

See also: 2019 Kansas State Wildcats football team

Mississippi State led in almost every statistical category: more first downs (21-17); more total yards (352-269), more yards rushing (201-146), and more yards passing (151-123). Both teams committed 3 turnovers and 7 penalties and Mississippi State controlled the game clock, holding possession for 33:05 to K-States 26:55.[5]

Solid statistical production wasn't enough, as Kansas State ended up winning the game 31-24.[6]

Kentucky

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 3 0 7 3 13
Bulldogs 7 14 0 7 28

See also: 2019 Kentucky Wildcats football team

at Auburn

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 6 3 7 7 23
No. 7 Tigers 21 21 7 7 56

See also: 2019 Auburn Tigers football team

at Tennessee

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 3 0 7 10
Volunteers 7 3 3 7 20

See also: 2019 Tennessee Volunteers football team

LSU

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 2 Tigers 3 19 14 0 36
Bulldogs 0 7 0 6 13

See also: 2019 LSU Tigers football team

at Texas A&M

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 10 7 13 30
Aggies 14 14 14 7 49

See also: 2019 Texas A&M Aggies football team

at Arkansas

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 14 24 7 9 54
Razorbacks 0 10 7 7 24

See also: 2019 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

Alabama

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 5 Crimson Tide 21 14 3 0 38
Bulldogs 7 0 0 0 7

See also: 2019 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

Abilene Christian

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 7 0 0 7
Bulldogs 7 14 7 17 45

See also: 2019 Abilene Christian Wildcats football team

Ole Miss

1 2 3 4 Total
Rebels 0 14 0 6 20
Bulldogs 7 7 7 0 21

See also: 2019 Ole Miss Rebels football team and Egg Bowl

vs Louisville (Music City Bowl)

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 7 7 0 14 28
Cardinals 0 10 14 14 38

See also: 2019 Louisville Cardinals football team and 2019 Music City Bowl

Rankings

Further information: 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
— = Not ranked. RV = Received votes.
Week
PollPre123456789101112131415Final
APRVRVRVRVRV
CoachesRVRV23RVRVRVRV
CFPNot releasedNot released

Players drafted into the NFL

See also: 2020 NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
2 63 Willie Gay ILB Kansas City Chiefs
3 89 Cameron Dantzler CB Minnesota Vikings
3 106 Tyre Phillips OT Baltimore Ravens
7 240 Tommy Stevens QB New Orleans Saints
7 249 Brian Cole II S Minnesota Vikings

References

  1. ^ https://www.thestate.com/sports/college/university-of-south-carolina/usc-football/article232869247.html[bare URL]
  2. ^ "2019 Football Schedule Unveiled". Mississippi State University Department of Athletics. September 18, 2018. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "2019 Mississippi State Bulldogs Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  4. ^ "2018 Football Coaching Staff". hailstate.com. Archived from the original on 7 January 2018. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Kansas State vs Mississippi State (team stats)". ESPN. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  6. ^ Robinett, Kellis (September 14, 2019). "K-State upsets Mississippi State 31-24 for first signature win under Chris Klieman". Wichita Eagle. Retrieved September 14, 2019.