SEC 2024 Schedules: 11th Toughest - Mississippi State
The Bulldogs will have no shortage of tests in the first year under Jeff Lebby. Road games at Texas and Georgia are separated with a bye week, but those should both be losses, unlesss he can pull out some of the magic he harnessed at Baylor and OU to jump up and beat the Longhorns when decidedly less skilled (at least in the first instance).
The four games that precede that, though, should all be wins. They travel to play an awful Arizona State team, host Eastern Kentucky and Toledo, and then face off against UF in Starkville. Florida will be coming off a game against Texas A&M football that could end up beating them up pretty good, and will probably have a fair bit of trouble with that Lebby offense.
The Bulldogs then have the Texas-bye-Georgia stretch before facing A&M. At that point, they'll be subject themselves to the body-blow theory, and could struggle against the Ags. Home games against Arkansas and UMass should be wins, though, before they head to Tennessee. They close with a bye, hosting Missouri, and the Egg Bowl in Oxford.
This is a manageable schedule overall, save for the fact that it's Mississippi State who's playing it. Could end up rough for the Bulldogs, but there are lots of teams in the conference that have it way worse.