College Football Week 3 Schedule and Roby Ratings

Thursday, September 16, 2021

#181 Ohio Bobcats @ #124 Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns

#161 Bethune-Cookman @ #99 Alabama A&M

Friday, September 17, 2021

#42 Central Florida Knights @ #108 Louisville Cardinals

#41 Maryland Terrapins @ #171 Illinois Fighting Illini

Saturday, September 18, 2021

#137 Northern Illinois Huskies @ #16 Michigan Wolverines

#157 Albany Great Danes @ #46 Syracuse Orangemen

#234 Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles @ #114 Tennessee Volunteers

#142 Western Michigan Broncos @ #48 Pittsburgh Panthers

#8 Virginia Tech Hokies @ #128 West Virginia Mountaineers

#72 Boston College Eagles @ #224 Temple Owls

#150 Chattanooga Mocs @ #38 Kentucky Wildcats

#18 Cincinnati Bearcats @ #12 Indiana Hoosiers

#51 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers @ #111 Buffalo Bulls

#17 Michigan State Spartans @ #90 Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes

#9 Nebraska Cornhuskers @ #42 Oklahoma Sooners

#89 New Mexico Lobos @ #27 Texas A&M Aggies

#238 Connecticut Huskies @ #20 Army Black Knights

#218 Southeast Missouri Redhawks @ #59 Missouri Tigers

#103 Minnesota Golden Gophers @ #101 Colorado Buffaloes

#82 Nevada Wolfpack @ #26 Kansas State Wildcats

#53 Purdue Boilermakers @ #62 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

#21 Kent State Golden Flashes @ #6 Iowa Hawkeyes

#135 Florida State Seminoles @ #75 Wake Forest Demon Deacons

#40 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets @ #91 Clemson Tigers

#73 Baylor Bears @ #164 Kansas Jayhawks

#2 Alabama Crimson Tide @ #56 Florida Gators

#129 Tulsa Golden Hurricane @ #44 Ohio State Buckeyes

#28 SMU Mustangs @ #96 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

#242 Long Island Post Sharks @ #139 Miami (OH) Red Hawks

#50 USC Trojans @ #118 Washington State Cougars

#218 Idaho Vandals @ #141 Oregon State Beavers

#143 Bryant Bulldogs @ #194 Akron Zips

#112 Elon Phoenix @ #110 Appalachian State Mountaineers

#87 Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens @ #29 Rutgers Scarlet Knights

#188 Eastern Michigan Eagles @ #156 Massachusetts Minutemen

#133 Colorado State Rams @ #113 Toledo Rockets

#174 Sacramento State Hornets @ #107 California Golden Bears

#166 Northwestern Wildcats @ #115 Duke Blue Devils

#33 Mississippi State Bulldogs @ #61 Memphis Tigers

#198 Georgia Southern Eagles @ #11 Arkansas Razorbacks

#130 Ball State Cardinals @ #81 Wyoming Cowboys

#119 Arkansas State Red Wolves @ #126 Washington Huskies

#152 Murray State Racers @ #180 Bowling Green Falcons

#127 East Carolina Pirates @ Marshall Thundering Herd #22

#225 Fordham Rams @ #14 Florida Atlantic Owls

#184 Old Dominion Monarchs @ #31 Liberty Flames

#13 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders @ #5 Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners

#10 Troy Trojans @ #177 Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles

#211 Grambling State Tigers @ #169 Houston Cougars

#55 Utah Utes @ #58 San Diego State Aztecs

#80 South Carolina Gamecocks @ #1 Georgia Bulldogs

#35 Incarnate Word Cardinals @ #136 Texas State Bobcats

#85 Charlotte 49ers @ #232 Georgia State Panthers

#131 Florida International Panthers @ #30 Texas Tech Red Raiders

#106 Florida A&M Rattlers @ #183 South Florida Bulls

#84 Furman Paladins @ #161 North Carolina State Wolfpack

#32Utah State Aggies @ #83 Air Force Falcons

#71 Virginia Cavaliers @ #109 North Carolina Tar Heels

#123 Stony Brook Seawolves @ #36 Oregon Ducks

#23 Alabama-Birmingham Blazers @ #144 North Texas Mean Green

#148 Central Michigan Chippewas @ #121 LSU Tigers

#47 Auburn Tigers @ #25 Penn State Nittany Lions

#145 Alcorn State Braves @ #86 South Alabama Jaguars

#226 Rice Owls @ #24 Texas Longhorns

#124 Stanford Cardinal @ #170 Vanderbilt Commodores

#94 Tulane Green Wave @ #3 Ole Miss Rebels

#88 Jackson State Tigers @ #141 Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks

#224 South Carolina State Bulldogs @ #211 New Mexico State Aggies

#94 Oklahoma State Cowboys @ #7 Boise State Broncos

#197 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks @ #138 Arizona Wildcats

#57 Arizona State Sun Devils @ #34 BYU Cougars

#63 Iowa State Cyclones @ #147 UNLV Rebels

#4 Fresno State Bulldogs @ #36 UCLA Bruins

#118 Southeastern Louisiana Lions @ #141 Central Connecticut State Blue Devils

#164 Wagner Seahawks @ #208 St. Francis (PA) Red Flash

#160 Holy Cross Crusaders @ #ND Yale Bulldogs

#43 Merrimack Warriors @ #181 Maine Black Bears

#ND Princeton Tigers @ #231 Lehigh Mountain Hawks

#218 Hampton Pirates @ #202 Howard Bison

#39 New Hampshire Wildcats @ #206 Lafayette Leopards

#ND Harvard Crimson @ #64 Georgetown Hoyas

#70 Rhode Island Rams @ #ND Brown Bears

#ND Marist Red Foxes @ #ND Columbia Lions

#243 Morgan State Bears @ #155 Sacred Heart Pioneers

#207 William & Mary Tribe @ #242 Colgate Raiders

#ND Dartmouth Big Green @ #239 Valparaiso Crusaders

#232 VMI Keydets @ #ND Cornell Big Red

#133 Samford Bulldogs @ #180 Western Carolina Catamounts

#173 Morehead State Eagles @ #97 Austin Peay Governors

#ND Kentucky State Thorobreds @ #192 Tennessee State Tigers

#187 San Diego Toreros @ #15 Montana State Bobcats

#77 Richmond Spiders @ #67 Villanova Wildcats

#78 Eastern Washington @ #157 Western Illinois Leathernecks

#156 Lamar Cardinals @ #183 Northern Colorado Bears

#ND Western Oregon University Wolves @ #209 Portland State Vikings

#100 St. Thomas Tommies @ #52 Northern Iowa Panthers

#214 Drake Bulldogs @ #174 North Dakota Fighting Hawks

#ND Winston-Salem State Rams @ #169 North Carolina Central Eagles

#210 Monmouth Hawks @ #93 Charleston Southern Buccaneers

#ND Elizabeth City State Vikings @ #203 Norfolk State Spartans

#ND North Greenville Crusaders @ #178 The Citadel Bulldogs

#ND Lincoln University Lions @ #189 Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs

#ND Penn Quakers @ #201 Bucknell Bison

#65 Presbyterian Blue Hose @ Campbell Camels #126

#68 North Dakota State Bison @ #153 Towson Tigers

#194 Kennesaw State Owls @ 3101 Wofford Terriers

#198 Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils @ #106 Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks

#223 Butler Bulldogs @ #ND Taylor Trojans

#152 Tarleton State Texans vs. #177 Southern Utah Thunderbirds

#222 North Alabama Lions @ #164 Jacksonville State Gamecocks

#ND Texas-Permian Basin Falcons at #226 Abilene Christian Wildcats

#207 McNeese Cowboys @ #238 Southern Jaguars

#214 Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks @ #208 Northwestern State Demons

#195 Illinois State Redbirds @ #241 Eastern Illinois Panthers

#179 Indiana State Sycamores @ #193 Eastern Kentucky Colonels

#225 Houston Baptist Huskies @ #202 Prairie View A&M Panthers

#98 Dayton Flyers @ #107 Southern Illinois Salukis

#92 Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions @ #197 Central Arkansas Bears

#137 Delaware State Hornets @ #79 East Tennessee State Buccaneers

#66 James Madison Dukes @ #151 Weber State Wildcats

#119 South Dakota Coyotes @ #234 Cal Poly Mustangs

#237 Dixie State Trailblazers @ #60 California-Davis Aggies

Week 2 FBS/FCS Football Games

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Week Two of the 2021-22 Season will be interesting as mainstay Alabama has unfamiliar company in the top 10 of the Roby Ratings in Troy, Middle Tennessee, Iowa, UAB, TCU, and Army, along with USC and Michigan, who are general mainstays as well. It will be interesting to see how much of the season it takes for Ohio State and Clemson to rise back into their usual spots in the top 5. History has shown that the same familiar members are usually at the top of numerous college football ranking lists at the end of the season, usually with one or two surprises. Time will tell, as to whether this year will be the same as the last 130 or so . It’s understood that this ranking system will draw cynicism as Ohio St, Georgia and a few other teams aren’t where they probably should be in the pecking order. However, there’s a commitment by the publication editor to just let the numbers from the field in any given season to be that: Numbers from this year’s competition with as little preconceived human input as possible. It’s a given that Weeks Zero through Four usually produce statistical anomalies, but increased data as the weeks go by separates the pretenders from the contenders. As a matter of fact, UAB plays Georgia this weekend, and Middle Tennessee plays Virginia Tech. These games should be very interesting. Most people who know the college game understand that the Georgia Bulldogs beating Clemson this weekend was a big win for them that indeed may have college football playoff implications. (No one in their right mind really believes that there are 126 teams better than the Clemson Tigers or 112 teams better than the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.) It’s a certainty that after the dust has settled from week two, that either the Troy Trojans or the Liberty Flames will be in the pretender or contender for a BCS bowl conversation.

PDF of Roby Ratings Teams 1-246

Week Two Schedule

Friday, September 10

#116 Kansas Jayhawks @ #65 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

#194 North Carolina A&T Aggies @ #153 Duke Blue Devils

#86 North Dakota Fighting Hawks @ #95 Utah State Aggies

#32 Texas-El Paso Miners @ #139 Boise State Broncos

Saturday, September 11

#170 Illinois Fighting Illini @ #57 Virginia Cavaliers

#87 Virginia Military Institute Keydets @ #138 Kent State Golden Flashes

#66 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers @ #9 Army Black Knights

#216 Norfolk State Spartans @ #72 Wake Forest Demon Deacons

#113 Indiana State Sycamores @ #212 Northwestern Wildcats

#123 Alabama State Hornets @ #48 Auburn Tigers

#117 Youngstown State Penguins @ #11 Michigan State Spartans

#137 Tulsa Golden Hurricane @ #108 Oklahoma State Cowboys

#52 South Carolina Gamecocks @ #165 East Carolina Pirates

#54 Pittsburgh Panthers @ #71 Tennessee Volunteers

#42 Oregon Ducks @ #21 Ohio State Buckeyes

#143 Miami (OH) Redhawks @ #128 Minnesota Golden Gophers

#103 Kennesaw St. Owls @ #133 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

#34 Florida Gators @ #215 South Florida Bulls

#114 Wyoming Cowboys @ #122 Northern Illinois Huskies

#4 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders @ #20 Virginia Tech Hokies

#51 Rutgers Scarlet Knights @ #17 Syracuse Orangemen

#203 Duquesne Dukes @ #220 Ohio Bobcats

#64 Toledo Rockets @ #113 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

#199* Robert Morris Colonials @ #187 Central Michigan Chippewas

#33 Purdue Boilermakers @ #242 Connecticut Huskies

#172 Massachusetts Minutemen @ #47 Boston College Eagles

#100 Ball State Cardinals @ #23 Penn State Nittany Lions

#70 Murray State Racers @ #39 Cincinnati Bearcats

#242 Temple Owls @ #179 Akron Zips

#41 Georgia Southern Eagles @ #142 Florida Atlantic Owls

#85 Air Force Falcons @ #202 Navy Midshipmen

#5 Alabama-Birmingham Blazers @ #19 Georgia Bulldogs

#13 Texas A&M Aggies @ #76 Colorado Buffaloes

#136 California Golden Bears @ #8 Texas Christian Horned Frogs

#49 Buffalo Bulls @ #12 Nebraska Cornhuskers

#44 Mercer Bears @ #2 Alabama Crimson Tide

#81 South Alabama Jaguars @ #219 Bowling Green Falcons

#4 Iowa Hawkeyes @ #36 Iowa State Cyclones

#134 South Carolina State Bulldogs @ #127 Clemson Tigers

#61 Illinois St. Redbirds @ #224 Western Michigan Broncos

#236 Long Island Post Sharks @ #172 West Virginia Mountaineers

#56 Lamar Cardinals @ #27 Texas San Antonio Roadrunners

#204 Portland State Vikings @ #155 Washington State Cougars

#145 Gardner-Webb Bulldogs @ #115 Charlotte 49ers

#149 Bethune-Cookman Wildcats @ #26 Central Florida Golden Knights

#78 North Carolina Central Eagles @ #59 Marshall Thundering Herd

#212 Houston Cougars @ 197 Rice Owls

#185 Nicholls Colonels @ #176 Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns

#75 North Texas Mean Green @ #50 Southern Methodist Mustangs

#88 Southeastern Louisiana Lions @ #132 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

#80 Memphis Tigers @ #93 Arkansas State Red Wolves

#53 North Carolina State Wolfpack @ #121 Mississippi State Bulldogs

#79 Southern Illinois Salukis @ #16 Kansas State Wildcats

#41 Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks @ #24 Texas Tech Red Raiders

#10 Texas Longhorns @ #15 Arkansas Razorbacks

#205 Texas Southern Tigers @ #105 Baylor Bears

#181 Texas State Bobcats @ #67 Florida International Panthers

#158 Western Carolina Catamounts @ #28 Oklahoma Sooners

#227 New Mexico State Aggies @ #101 New Mexico Lobos

#96 Appalachian State Mountaineers @ #129 Miami (Fl) Hurricanes

#230 Morgan State Bears @ #130 Tulane Green Wave

#61 Liberty Flames @ #1 Troy Trojans

#90 Eastern Michigan Eagles @ #167 Wisconsin Badgers

#119 Eastern Kentucky Colonels @ #164 Louisville Cardinals

#110 Grambling Tigers @ #225 Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles

#97 Hampton Pirates @ #226 Old Dominion Monarchs

#30 Austin Peay Governors @ #12 Ole Miss Rebels

#183 Georgia State Panthers @ #146 North Carolina Tar Heels

#45 Idaho Vandals @ #151 Indiana Hoosiers

#22 Missouri Tigers @ #69 Kentucky Wildcats

#218 Howard Bison @ #25 Maryland Terrapins

#201 Jacksonville State Gamecocks @ #154 Florida State Seminoles

#173 McNeese Cowboys @ #166 LSU Tigers

#162 Washington Huskies @ #6 Michigan Wolverines

#29 Cal Poly Mustangs @ #147 Fresno State Bulldogs

#37 San Diego State Aztecs @ #126 Arizona Wildcats

#209 Vanderbilt Commodores @ #150 Colorado State Rams

#14 Utah Utes @ #106 BYU Cougars

#210 Stanford Cardinal @ #7 USC Trojans

#207 Idaho State Bengals @ #111 Nevada Wolfpack

#198 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors @ #178 Oregon State Beavers

#243 Eastern Illinois Panthers @ #ND Dayton Flyers

#168 Stony Brook Seawolves @ #237 Colgate Raiders

#ND St. Thomas Tommies @ #ND Michigan Tech Huskies

#73 Merrimack Warriors @ #104 Holy Cross Crusaders

#115* Charleston Southern Buccaneers @ #163 The Citadel Bulldogs

#231 Lehigh Mountain Hawks @ #82 Richmond Spiders

#ND Union (KY) Bulldogs @ #213 Morehead State Eagles

#ND Georgetown Hoyas @ #107 Delaware State Hornets

#161 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks @ #156 South Dakota Coyotes

#98 Furman Paladins @ #232 Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles

#177 Central Connecticut State Blue Devils @ #197 Wagner Seahawks

#216 Valparaiso Beacons @ #85 North Dakota St. Bison

#ND Fort Lauderdale Eagles @ #63 Presbyterian Blue Hose

#39 UC-Davis Aggies @ #195 San Diego Toreros

#153 Maine Black Bears @ #47 James Madison Dukes

#ND Central Washington Wildcats @ #120 Eastern Washington Eagles

#ND Ave Maria Gyrenes @ #64 Stetson Hatters

#ND Fort Valley State Wildcats @ #136 Florida A&M Rattlers

#146 Elon Phoenix @ #161 Campbell Camels

#ND Depauw Tigers @ #240 Butler Bulldogs

#75 Towson Tigers @ #110 New Hampshire Wildcats

#186 Bucknell Bison @ #56 Villanova Wildcats

#223 St. Francis Red Flash @ #103 Delaware Fighting Blue Hens

#202 Lafayette Leopards @ #235 William & Mary Tribe

#236 Monmouth Hawks @ #241 Fordham Rams

#ND Lindenwood Lions @ #93 South Dakota State Jackrabbits

#90 Sacred Heart Pioneers @ #199 Bryant Bulldogs

#ND Shaw Bears @ #208 Davidson Wildcats

#ND Fort Lewis Skyhawks @ #192 Tarleton State Texans

#ND Louisiana College Wildcats @ #242 Abilene Christian Wildcats

#44 Rhode Island Rams @ #194 Albany Great Danes

#ND Miles College Bears @ #246 Southern Jaguars

#211 Southeast Missouri State Redhawks @ #79 Sam Houston State Bearkats

#69 Samford Bulldogs @ #237 Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks

#231 Northwestern State Demons @ #184 Alcorn State Braves

#225 Northern Colorado Bears @ #190 Houston Baptist Huskies

#126 Jackson State Tigers @ #176 Tennessee St. Tigers (in Memphis)

#191 Chattanooga Mocs @ #224 North Alabama Lions

#ND Virginia-Wise Cavaliers @ #92 East Tennessee State Buccaneers

#59 Drake Bulldogs @ #141 Montana State Bobcats

#219 Central Arkansas Bears @ #160 Missouri State Bears

#84 Prairie View A&M Panthers @ #158 Incarnate Word Cardinals

#149 Western Illinois Leathernecks @ #32 Montana Grizzlies

#132 Northern Iowa Panthers @ #100 Sacramento State Hornets

#188 Weber State Wildcats @ #201 Dixie State Trailblazers

Week Zero Mirage: Roby Ratings for College Football

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Week Zero is one of the rare times that a team a Group of Five team sits atop the Roby Ratings, as only teams that have actually seen the field are included in the Ratings. That mirage will most likely have disappeared by the end of Week 1, and certainly by Week 2 of the new college football season.

Team Roby Rating

UTEP 2.16

(1-0)

San Jose State 1.86

(1-0)

Fresno State 0.45

(1-0)

UCLA 0.34

(1-0)

NC Central 0.27

(1-0)

Illinois 0.16

(1-0)

Indiana St. 0.05

(1-0)

Eastern Illinois (5.00)

(0-1)

Southern Utah (7.44)

(0-1)

Nebraska (8.00)

(0-1)

Alcorn St. (9.00)

(0-1)

Hawaii (11.90)

(0-1)

New Mexico St. (27.00)

(0-1)

Connecticut (40.05)

(0-1)

(H/T: FB Schedules dot com)

Pre-Season Football Predictions: Ivy League

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The Ivy League is an unknown world after a one year hiatus of competition due to concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Ivy League Predicted Finish

  1. Princeton
  2. Harvard
  3. Yale
  4. Penn
  5. Columbia
  6. Brown
  7. Cornell
  8. Dartmouth

Source(s):

Sam Herder/ Hero Sports

Ivy Football Team Rankings ( Recruiting)/ 247 Sports

Colonial Athletic Association Pre-Season Predictions

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The Dukes of James Madison remain the favorite to come out on top in the tough CAA, although Delaware’s Blue Hens are expected to give them a stiff challenge.
  1. James Madison
  2. Delaware
  3. New Hampshire
  4. Villanova
  5. Rhode Island
  6. Richmond
  7. Albany
  8. William & Mary
  9. Stony Brook
  10. Maine
  11. Elon
  12. Towson

Towson will be chomping at the bit to return to the gridiron, as they opted to not participate in the spring of 2021.

Source(s):

CAA Schedule/ FBSchedules dot com

Pre-Season Big Sky Ratings

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After a limited campaign for most Big Sky members, there is much anticipation for the 2021 football season.

Pre-Season Roby Ratings for 2021

  1. Montana
  2. Weber State
  3. UC-Davis
  4. Eastern Washington
  5. Idaho State
  6. Southern Utah
  7. Idaho
  8. Portland State
  9. Northern Arizona
  10. Cal Poly
  11. Montana State
  12. Northern Colorado
  13. Sacramento State

Source(s):

Final 2020 Roby Ratings for College Football

AQ7 Ratings for College Football

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The AQ7, officially titled the WAC/ ASUN challenge is a football scheduling alliance that will allow for seven institutions to have the opportunity to qualify for an automatic bid into the 2021 NCAA FCS Division Playoffs. The seven member institutions are Abilene Christian University, Lamar, Sam Houston St., Stephen F. Austin, Central Arkansas, Eastern Kentucky, and Jacksonville St.

Pre-Season Roby Ratings for 2021

  1. Sam Houston St.
  2. Jacksonville St.
  3. Central Arkansas
  4. Stephen F. Austin
  5. Abilene Christian
  6. Lamar
  7. Eastern Kentucky

Source(s):

WAC Sports dot com

FBSchedules dot com

Final Spring ’21 Roby Ratings for College Football

2020-21 NCAA Division I National Championships

 

Football

Alabama (FBS)

Sam Houston St. (FCS)

Cross Country (M)

Northern Arizona

Cross Country (W)

BYU

Field Hockey

North Carolina

Soccer (M)

Marshall

Soccer (W)

Santa Clara

Water Polo (M)

UCLA

Water Polo (W)

USC

Basketball (M)

Baylor

Basketball (W)

Stanford

Fencing

Notre Dame

Gymnastics (M)

Stanford

Gymnastics (W)

Michigan

Ice Hockey (M)

U Mass

Ice Hockey (W)

Wisconsin

Rifle

Kentucky

Skiing

Utah

Swimming & Diving (M)

Texas

Swimming & Diving (W)

Virginia

Indoor Track & Field (M)

Oregon

Indoor Track & Field (W)

Arkansas

Wrestling

Iowa

Baseball

Mississippi St.

Beach Volleyball

USC

Golf (M)

Pepperdine

Golf (W)

Ole Miss

Lacrosse (M)

Virginia

Lacrosse (W)

Boston College

Rowing

Texas

Softball

Oklahoma

Tennis (M)

Florida

Tennis (W)

Texas

Outdoor Track & Field (M)

LSU

Outdoor Track & Field (W)

USC

Volleyball (M)

Hawaii

Volleyball (W)

Kentucky

Source(s):

SEC Network via Twitter

Sports Menu/ NCAA dot com

Hail State Diamond Dawgs

The Mississippi State Bulldogs are national champions. It’s the first time that any team that has hailed from Starkville can make that claim. The Diamond Dawgs defeated the Vanderbilt Commodores in dominant fashion in game three of the College World Series in a 9-0 affair. Will Bednar and Landon Sims combined for a one-hit shutout of the Commodores, who just couldn’t seem to anchor down its defensive troubles in games two and three of the championship series after winning game 1 by a score of 8-2.

 

Source(s):

Mike Lopresti/ NCAA dot com

ESPN2 via Wheels/ You Tube

Mississippi State Baseball/ Twitter