Mississippi St. ready to take anger out on Western Michigan

Mississippi State, after losing its first three Southeastern Conference games of the season, gets a break from the league gauntlet and will try to build some momentum ahead of a bye week when it faces Western Michigan on Saturday in Starkville, Miss.Mississippi State coach Zach Arnett hopes the recent struggles will force his Bulldogs (2-3) to go into the meeting with the Broncos (2-3) with the right mindset.”I kind of hope we show up an angry football team,” Arnett said. “I hope we’ve got a lot of angry football players. I hope we’ve got a lot of angry coaches. I hope we play like an angry football team. I happen to think that leads to improved play on the field, actually.”The Bulldogs enter Saturday coming off a 40-17 home loss to then-No. 12 Alabama, their 16th consecutive setback to the Crimson Tide.Mississippi State trailed 24-10 when Arnett decided not to run out the clock as his team started a drive with 1:03 left before halftime. That move backfired when Will Rogers, who had thrown a pick-six in the first quarter, threw another interception that set up another Alabama touchdown.”The one thing we can’t do is turn the ball over, and unfortunately that’s what happened,” said Arnett, who took responsibility for the deflating end to the half.