BOWLIN'S GAMEDAY BREAKDOWN: Mississippi State
By: Dallas Bowlin, Senior Staff Writer, Junior Editor
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(7)Tennessee (11-2,1-0) welcomes (21)Mississippi State (11-2,0-1) into Knoxville for a conference matchup. After falling at home to Alabama, the Bulldogs will look to get their first conference win of the season - while the Vols’ will look for their second conference win following their victory at Ole Miss.
Can Tennessee move to 2-0 in the SEC, and remain undefeated at Thompson-Boling arena? Take a look at the numbers:
Tennessee: 149th nationally, 73.8 points per game.
Mississippi State: 278th nationally, 68.2 points per game.
Field goal percentage-
Mississippi State: 280th nationally, 42.2%.
Tennessee: 291st nationally, 41.8%.
Tennessee: 255th nationally, 32.3%.
Mississippi State: 299th nationally, 31.1%.
Assists per game-
Tennessee: 24th nationally, 17.1 per game.
Mississippi State: 74th nationally, 15.5 per game.
Tennessee: 4th nationally, 53.2 opponent points per game.
Mississippi State: 6th nationally, 54.5 opponent points per game.
Field goal percentage defense-
Tennessee: 2nd nationally, 33.2% opponent field goal percentage.
Mississippi State: 10th nationally, 36.6% opponent field goal percentage.
Three-point percentage defense-
Tennessee: 1st nationally, 21.2% opponent three-point percentage.
Mississippi State: 45th nationally, 29.4 opponent three-point percentage.
Steals per game-
Tennessee- 7th nationally, 10.7 steals per game.
Mississippi State- 13th nationally, 10.1 steals per game.
Strength of schedule:
Tennessee- 3rd toughest schedule in the country.
Mississippi State- 77th toughest schedule in the country.
*simulation courtesy of ncaagamesim.com