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1997 Mississippi State Bulldogs football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
1997 record7–4 (4–4 SEC)
Head coachJackie Sherrill
Offensive coordinatorLynn Amedee
Defensive coordinatorJoe Lee Dunn
Home stadiumScott Field (40,646)
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#7 Tennessee x   7 1         11 2  
#4 Florida   6 2         10 2  
#10 Georgia   6 2         10 2  
South Carolina   3 5         5 6  
Kentucky   2 6         5 6  
Vanderbilt   0 8         3 8  
Western Division
#11 Auburn xy   6 2         10 3  
#13 LSU x   6 2         9 3  
#22 Ole Miss   4 4         8 4  
Mississippi State   4 4         7 4  
Alabama   2 6         4 7  
Arkansas   2 6         4 7  
Championship: Tennessee 30, Auburn 29
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team represented Mississippi State University during the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Jackie Sherrill. The Bulldogs played their home games in 1997 at Scott Field in Starkville, Mississippi.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30* 6:00 PM Memphis Scott FieldStarkville, MS FSN W 13–10   33,310
September 6 11:30 AM Kentucky Scott Field • Starkville, MS JPS W 35–27   30,121
September 13 8:00 PM #10 LSU Scott Field • Starkville, MS ESPN L 9–24   40,030
September 27 11:30 AM South Carolina Scott Field • Starkville, MS JPS W 37–17   30,120
October 4 12:00 PM at #18 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA L 0–47   83,211
October 11* 6:00 PM NE Louisiana Scott Field • Starkville, MS W 24–10   30,857
October 25*† 1:30 PM UCF Scott Field • Starkville, MS W 35–28   28,621
November 1 1:00 PM at #11 Auburn Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 20–0   82,736
November 15 11:30 AM at Alabama #17 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry) JPS W 32–20   70,123
November 22 1:00 PM at Arkansas #15 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR L 7–17   39,911
November 29 2:30 PM Ole Miss #22 Scott Field • Starkville, MS (Egg Bowl) CBS L 14–15   41,200
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released week prior to game. All times are in Central Time.
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