Winning, it turns out, isn't second nature. Just ask Mississippi State.
The Bulldogs were full of high hopes, and perhaps unfounded expectations, following last year's breakthrough 8-5 season. But with two games gone in 2008, they find themselves in need of another upset of Auburn to wipe away a disappointing 1-1 start.
Last season's roll started with a 19-14 win at Auburn in Week 3. Coach Sylvester Croom says he can think of no better way to get the Bulldogs turned around than an upset of No. 9 Auburn on Saturday in Starkville.
The game comes after a season-opening 22-14 loss to Louisiana Tech and a ho-hum 34-10 win over Championship Subdivision opponent Southeastern Louisiana.