As Mike Leach and his Mississippi State football team get set for the 2022 season, they’ll be searching for a way to notch a second consecutive win over the Kentucky Wildcats. After the Bulldogs host the Arkansas Razorbacks, Mississippi State will face off against the Wildcats, a team that Leach and company were able to very solidly beat in 2021.
As it turns out, ESPN’s Football Power Index is expecting the Wildcats to come out on top of this game. According to the 20,000 simulations that ESPN’s mythical computers go through, Kentucky is favored to win this contest.
When I note that ESPN’s FPI is favoring the Kentucky Wildcats, I’m not necessarily mentioning that in a betting sense like with point spreads and the like, but rather that ESPN’s magical computer math number simulation projections are simply expecting the Wildcats to win this game against the Bulldogs.
According to ESPN’s Football Power Index and its many projections, Kentucky should win this game. The Wildcats get a nice little 63% here on this game.
To read more about ESPN’s FPI projections for the 2022 Mississippi State football season, click any of the links below:
- 2022 Mississippi State football preview: ESPN FPI predicts 2022 record
- 2022 Mississippi State football predictions: ESPN FPI predicts 2022 schedule
- 2022 ESPN FPI predictions: Mississippi State football favored in 7 games