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2006 Mississippi State Bulldogs Football Preview

Welcome to the official MadduxSports.com 2006 Mississippi State Bulldogs NCAA season preview. Like we do each and every season we have inspected and broken down the team, you can also find the 2006 Mississippi State Bulldogs Football Schedule here. If you plan to bet on NCAA football be sure to use expert College football picks from Maddux Sports as well as bookmark our free college football lines page offering up to the minute point spreads for the weekly schedule.

Coach: Sylvester Croom (3rd year at Mississippi State)
Team Name: Bulldogs
2005 Overall Record: 3-8
2005 SEC Conference Record 1-7
Returning Starters: 16

The Bulldogs are looking to score more points this season than their 13.9 PPG, which ranked them 113th nationally. QB Michael Henig is the key to opening up the field with the team’s West Coast offense.

He’ll have some receiving talent, including Tony Burks and former QB/converted receiver Omarr Conner. The club should also field a good ground game even though standout Jerious Norwood is gone. The Bulldogs will feature various ball carriers, including Brandon Thorton, Bryson Davis, Derek Ambrose and Brandon Hart.

More than half of the OL is new but they have both talent and depth.

The defense, led by tackle Deljuan Robinson, played well last season. Most of the frontline is back and all of the starting linebackers have also returned. Middle linebacker Quinton Culberson is prime in this area but he needs more support on the left and the right.

Free safety standout Jeramie Johnson (4 INTs) and corner David Heard should provide sound leadership and direction in the secondary.

Henig can play great ball and then become inconsistent. For this team to win, he needs to become more reliable, especially when it comes to decision-making. For Mississippi State to improve, they have to start with a bang and no bigger bang would be beating South Carolina in their home opener. Going from 3 and 8 to 6 and 5 is not impossible. Contests that could sway the win-loss margin are Kentucky and Ole’ Miss.

Mississippi State Bulldogs 2006 Schedule

Date
Opponent
Home/Road
Aug 31
South Carolina
Home
Sep 9
Auburn
Home
Sep 16
Tulane
Home
Sep 23
UAB
Road
Sep 30
LSU
Road
Oct 7
West Virginia
Home
Oct 14
Jacksonville State
Home
Oct 21
Georgia
Road
Oct 28
Kentucky
Home
Nov 4
Alabama
Road
Nov 18
Arkansas
Home
Nov 24
Mississippi
Road

 

For more data on the 2006 Mississippi State football program, view the Bulldogs team website or scroll down below to read up on the rest of the SEC competition.

 

2006 SEC Football Previews

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