After Mike Leach’s Mississippi State Bulldogs made a statement Saturday with their upset victory over the defending-champion #6 LSU Tigers, they find themselves ranked inside the Top 25.
The Bulldogs enter the Amway Coaches Poll at #14 and the AP Poll at #16 following the 44-34 win in Baton Rouge — the first time MSU has been ranked in both polls since the beginning of the 2018 season.
As for individual recognition, grad transfer K.J. Costello was named the ‘Walter Camp Football Foundation FBS National Offensive Player of the Week‘ after throwing for an SEC record 623 yards and 5 touchdowns in the win. Costello completed 36 passes to 10 different receivers and quickly answered any questions of whether or not Leach’s air raid offense could succeed in the SEC.
Speaking on the win with CBS’ Jamie Erdahl after the game, Leach gave a response as only he can.
Today was… “better than average” – @Coach_Leach 🤣
— Mississippi State Football (@HailStateFB) September 26, 2020