Mississippi State comes in 18-9 and 2-4 in league play after dropping their first two SEC weekends, to Alabama and at Kentucky. For the Tigers’ part they are equally in need of winning a weekend. A sweeping by Texas A&M and lost series to Vanderbilt, both ranked opponents, leaves Auburn 15-10 and 1-5 SEC.
In this Thursday group interview at Dudy Noble Field, Coach John Cohen evaluates the visitors. He also repeats his confidence that despite the slow SEC start, and losses in nine of the last 14 games, the Bulldogs have yet to play their best baseball.