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    ESPN S&P+ Pre-Season Projections Top 25

    #12 Mississippi State (Offense #26 Defense #15)

    The algorithm has spoken.

    Discuss.
    Last edited by TrapGame; 05-24-2022 at 01:23 PM. Reason: I'm a dumb ass that can spell simple words. Duh!

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    No excuses this year.

    Yeah, the schedule is tough, but we have an experienced team and this is the third year in the system. No where to place blame if it doesn't get done. This is a pivotal year for Leach at MSU.

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    Nice. Got the whole top 25?

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    If our defense improves that much to go along with our special teams I'm very excitedz

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    Ive heard over and over- just wait until Y3 of Leach. Well Y3 is here

    Also- we are a veteran team. Developmental teams win in Y3. We are 100% veteran team. This is Leach's year to do big things. We should expect 9-10 wins and anything less will really be disappointing. He wont get many better rosters than this at State
    Walk like the King or walk like you don't care who the King is

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    Quote Originally Posted by msstate7 View Post
    Nice. Got the whole top 25?
    Yeah, hold up. I'm gonna snag it off Reddit.

    SP+ Projections For 2022

    TEAM PROJ. SP+ OFF. SP+ DEF. SP+

    Ohio St. 30.8 47.9 (1) 17.0 (11)

    Georgia 28.7 42.5 (2) 13.7 (5)

    Alabama 27.4 41.0 (4) 13.6 (4)

    Michigan 21.5 40.7 (5) 19.2 (19)

    Clemson 21.0 32.1 (41) 11.1 (1)

    Texas A&M 20.1 34.3 (34) 14.2 (6)

    Oklahoma 19.2 39.9 (6) 20.7 (27)

    Notre Dame 19.0 35.8 (22) 16.7 (10)

    Tennessee 18.7 41.6 (3) 22.9 (42)

    Wisconsin 17.7 29.3 (62) 11.6 (2)

    Cincinnati 17.2 36.5 (19) 19.3 (20)

    #12 Mississippi St. 16.8 35.3 (26) 18.5 (15)

    Pittsburgh 16.2 37.3 (15) 21.1 (31)

    Utah 16.2 37.6 (12) 21.4 (33)

    NC State 16.0 31.8 (43) 15.8 (8)

    Penn St. 15.9 30.2 (56) 14.3 (7)

    Michigan St. 15.3 34.1 (35) 18.7 (17)

    Florida 15.0 37.5 (13) 22.4 (39)

    Minnesota 14.6 31.1 (48) 16.5 (9)

    Miami 14.6 35.5 (24) 20.9 (29)

    Kentucky 14.5 34.6 (29) 20.2 (24)

    #22 Ole Miss 14.4 35.1 (27) 20.7 (28)

    BYU 14.1 37.6 (11) 23.6 (48)

    Florida St. 13.4 31.2 (47) 17.8 (13)

    Auburn 13.2 31.4 (45) 18.2 (14)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd4State View Post
    If our defense improves that much to go along with our special teams I'm very excitedz
    Our Oline better improve. Remember with no Cross we might be seeing alot of WR either running for his life or more dumping off to the RBs/

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    Quote Originally Posted by parabrave View Post
    Our Oline better improve. Remember with no Cross we might be seeing alot of WR either running for his life or more dumping off to the RBs/
    Our biggest concern coming out of the Spring and still looking to take an OT in the Portal this summer if we can find one.
    Last edited by ScoobaDawg; 05-24-2022 at 10:23 AM.

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    We will win 9-10 games and will beat either A $ M or Bama maybe both.

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    The LT is really the key. The offense CANNOT work if you can't protect vs 3 rushers with 5 blockers. If your LT can't block the DE for several seconds, then they will get pressure with 3 and the offense will suck.

    No other offensive experience or talent matters in this system if you can't block 3 reliably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_real_MSU_is_us View Post
    The LT is really the key. The offense CANNOT work if you can't protect vs 3 rushers with 5 blockers. If your LT can't block the DE for several seconds, then they will get pressure with 3 and the offense will suck.

    No other offensive experience or talent matters in this system if you can't block 3 reliably.
    Well we could shorten up our splits and leave the RBs in to block. Oh wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parabrave View Post
    Well we could shorten up our splits and leave the RBs in to block. Oh wait.
    Can?t. Will not work in this offense. Must have 5 receivers in the pattern if a RB isn?t toting the ball from the get go. Also need a relatively mobile, not fast but elusive, QB who isn?t a statue. You have 5 blocking 4 (3 linemen and 1 blitzer) 75% of the time because 7 have to cover the 5. If the WR aren?t good route runners or fleet of foot, someone will switch to the man one series, then back to the zone the next to confuse the QB. But??. It is time for this offense to work against both now! I?ll say 8?wins and consider that a success against the 3rd toughest schedule in the nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrapGame View Post
    #12 Mississippi State (Offense #26 Defense #15)

    The algorithm has spoken.

    Discus.
    The main guy who writes for Athlon sports picked us as one of his teams to surprise people this year as well.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/BradenGal...%2F%3Fpage%3D1
    Last edited by Jarius; 05-24-2022 at 11:20 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99jc View Post
    We will win 9-10 games and will beat either A $ M or Bama maybe both.
    Somebody has gotten into his medical Maryjane stash early/****

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainObvious View Post
    Can?t. Will not work in this offense. Must have 5 receivers in the pattern if a RB isn?t toting the ball from the get go. Also need a relatively mobile, not fast but elusive, QB who isn?t a statue. You have 5 blocking 4 (3 linemen and 1 blitzer) 75% of the time because 7 have to cover the 5. If the WR aren?t good route runners or fleet of foot, someone will switch to the man one series, then back to the zone the next to confuse the QB. But??. It is time for this offense to work against both now! I?ll say 8?wins and consider that a success against the 3rd toughest schedule in the nation.
    RB should be left in the chip block the DE and then flare out for screen option. That is available all the time and doesn't hurt the passing options (actually can help). Once the RB chips the OT can handle the block. It is the initial move by a good DE that creates a problem and exposes a weak OT.

    We just refuse the help the OL out because it doesn't fit a one size fits all blueprint. Maybe we get a good OT.

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