Mississippi State backfield will be heavy on options but light on experience

3-2: Road record last year, the first time State went above .500 on the road since 1994

4: NFL draft picks from State in last five years, last in the SEC

22.5: Points per game in SEC play, a jump of 10.4 points from 2008 (12.1 ppg)

910: Career carries for graduated running back Anthony Dixon, the second most in SEC history behind Georgia’s Herschel Walker