The 2012 season didn't end the way it started for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs started last year with a 7-0 record, but struggled down the stretch.
Coach Dan Mullen's team lost five of their last six games to finish the season at 8-5.
"They're guys that have been around our program for a while and are used to winning," Mullen said last week at Southeastern Conference Media Days. "In the disappointing way last season ended, there's two parts of it. A little stretch, we were 7-0 at one in the season, (and) playing in some pretty important football games later in the season. That's the first time for guys in our program that they've been playing in those level games late in the season."
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