Will Rogers leads Mississippi State to historic comeback against Auburn


Mike Leach made history when the Mississippi State Bulldogs made a remarkable comeback to beat the Auburn Tigers on Saturday.

The Mississippi State Bulldog they look pretty impressive after completing a fascinating away comeback win against the Auburn Tigers. At one point in the first half, Auburn took a 28-3 lead and looked nearly invincible against Mississippi State.

The Tigers stifled the lead as the Bulldogs went on to score 40 unanswered points and ultimately won 43-34.

What was once a game that Auburn completely controlled has become one in which Mississippi State made the history of the program. The Bulldogs have been weird and awesome all year and this game was definitely a microcosm of it.

Mississippi State Bulldogs look bizarre and dangerous as Auburn Tigers blow 28-3 ahead

This Mississippi State team is bizarre. While Auburn appears to be one of the strangest teams in the country, it generally doesn’t get any stranger than a team coached by Mike Leach.

Bulldogs are flawed in several ways, but they clearly have great potential and are moving in the right direction. While many doubted that the Air Raid would actually be effective in the SEC, Leach and Mississippi State are proving that this offense can work in college football’s toughest conference.

This season alone, the state of Mississippi has found a way to beat the state of North Carolina, Texas A&M, Kentucky and now Auburn. Of course, the Bulldogs also stumbled and lost to Memphis, LSU and Arkansas in games they should have won.

But this program is definitely getting better. This season alone, Leach helped Mississippi State get her two biggest returns ever.

It’s incredible.

Mississippi State quarterback Will Rogers looks phenomenal against the Auburn Tigers

No air strike works without an electrifying quarterback, and the Bulldogs have just that in Will Rogers. While he doesn’t have the strongest arm ever and isn’t the most dynamic athlete the SEC has ever seen, Rogers is dangerously efficient and quick at destroying opposing defenses.

Rogers entered the game after throwing for 3,307 yards and 23 touchdowns while completing 363 of 483 passes. He had also thrown eight interceptions, but when someone throws the ball more than 50 times per game, he is forced to throw an interception from time to time.

As long as the Mississippi State offensive line can protect him for even a brief moment, Rogers will almost certainly find a receiver.

The defense of the Tigers found out the hard way.

On Saturday afternoon, Rogers completed 44 of 55 for past 415 yards and a schedule record of six touchdowns. He now has 3,722 past yards, 29 touchdowns and eight interceptions in the year. He is putting his name on the entire Mississippi State record book as Dak Prescott’s single-season records of past yards (3,793) and touchdowns (29) will almost certainly no longer be his after next week.

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