November 7, 2011

Monday with Mullen

As if facing Alabama this week was not a hard enough task, Mississippi State now takes on the Crimson Tide following an overtime loss to LSU last week.

The Bulldogs have an opportunity to become bowl eligible this week but Dan Mullen has learned the past two seasons that taking down the Tide is not an easy thing to do.

"This is why you love being apart of the Southeastern Conference to play these big games," Mullen said. "We're playing the No. 2 team in the country as I view it. To be politically correct people put them at No. 3 in the BCS but in reality watching all the teams play, through 60-minutes they are even as the best team in the country. We'll have our hands full."

Mullen is 0-2 against Alabama in his two years roaming the sidelines for the Bulldogs. State has lost those two contests by a combined score of 61-13.

"You have to play a very sound, well-executed football game," Mullen said. "The last two years we've played okay against them and then made some critical errors. When you make critical errors against good teams you put yourself in a lot of trouble."

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