Mississippi State Bulldogs

Mississippi State Bulldogs

About Mississippi State Bulldogs

The Mississippi State Bulldogs represent Mississippi State University and have been playing college football since 1895. Although they have an all-time losing record, the team have also enjoyed some major successes over the years. Their fiercest rivals are the Ole Miss Rebels, the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Kentucky Wildcats. The rivalry with Ole Miss has been dubbed the 'Battle of the Golden Egg' and is sometimes known as the 'Egg Bowl'.

In terms of major success, Mississippi State produced a Conference Championship-winning team in 1941, during Allyn McKeen's time as head coach. McKeen went on to achieve a .764 win percentage over the course of his tenure, which remains the highest win percentage of any of the team's coaches. In 1998, Coach Jackie Sherrill guided the team to a SEC Western Division Title. As a result, the Bulldogs went on to play in the SEC Championship Game, where they eventually lost to the Tennessee Volunteers.

The team have placed in the top 25 of the final AP Poll on 12 occasions; most recently in 2010. They have made appearances in 17 bowl games and currently have a 10-7 record in them. Their last victory in a bowl game came in the 2011 Music City Bowl, where they were able to overcome the Wake Forest Demon Deacons by a score of 23-17.

Several Mississippi State players have been picked in the first round of the NFL Draft, including Johnie Cooks, Eric Moulds and Walt Harris. Cooks went on to become a Super Bowl champion with the New York Giants, while Moulds was a three-time Pro Bowl selection during his professional career.

The Bulldogs play home games at Davis Wade Stadium, which was built in 1914. Its attendance record was set at 58,103 in 2...