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College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Charleston Southern Buccaneers vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 2nd
Time: 4:00 pm EST
Venue: Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, Mississippi
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The 2017 season is here. The Charleston Southern Buccaneers will make a trip to Starksville, to face the Mississippi State Bulldogs in week one.
The Buccaneers and Bulldogs have never played each other in either teams history.
Charleston Southern could be in for a long day. The Bulldogs are the only SEC and Division I opponent on the Buccaneers FCS schedule.
Charleston southern plays in the Big South Conference.
Charleston Southern Buccaneers
Charleston Southern finished last year 7-4, in route to their second Big South Conference title. This year the Buccaneers have their eyes set on the same prize, winning the Big South for the third year in a row.
Former CSU quarterbacks coach Mark Tucker takes over at head coach for the Charelston Southern.
He should be thankful. He inherits a team that returns 16 starters, a consecutive FCS playoff participate and a two time Big South championship team.
The Buccaneers should be loaded. As mentioned earlier they return 16 starters from a veteran team including six preseason all conference selections.
Wide Receiver Kameron Brown will lead the way for the Buccaneers on offense and the defense will be loaded again. They will start six preseason all conference players this season.
Mississippi State Bulldogs
Mississippi State hopes to be better than they were in 2016. The Bulldogs finished 6-7 overall and 3-5 in the SEC West. That’s good enough for sixth out of seven teams in the conference.
The Bulldogs are ranked 30th in the preseason polls in 2017.
Dan Mullen is hopeful his bunch can perform at a higher level this year. Nick Fitzgerald returns at quarterback for the Bulldogs. Fitzgerald will have weapons to give the ball to.
Running back Aeris Williams and wide receivers Donald Gray and Keith Mixon will be vocal points on offense, along with tight ends Farrod Green and Justin Johnson.
The Bulldogs defense brings in yet another defensive coordinator in Todd Grantham. Grantham was a former DC for Louisville and Georgia before finding a home in Starkville.
Jeffery Smith and Leo Lewis will lead the Bulldogs on the defensive line this year.
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The Charleston Southern Buccaneers will have their hand full with Mississippi state today, but experience and a nothing to lose mentality could possibly bring an upset to the Bulldogs in week one.
Remember Appalachian State at Michigan in 2007? This game has the same type of making for an upset.
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There are not betting lines available, but this game will be closer than anticipated. The Mississippi State Bulldogs are in the mighty SEC but that doesn’t take away from the experience the Buccaneers have going into this matchup.
Mississippi State has more talent at almost every position on the field, but do the Bulldogs have more heart? In the end, talent will beat heart in this matchup. Mississippi State wins, but not by much.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Mississippi State 31 – Charleston Southern 20
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