By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Draw your own conclusions from Starkville’s melee in Oxford. Starkville, ranked third by the Associated Press, and the new No. 1 Journal large school put the fear of Friday in Class 6A with a 52-29 win over No. 2 Oxford. Oxford’s take: “Our body language wasn’t what I’d like, but […]

CLASS 6A/5A 1. Starkville (2-0) Friday: beat Oxford 52-29 This week: West Point 2. Tupelo (2-0) Friday: beat Center Hill 48-7 This week: Shannon 3. Oxford (1-1) Friday: lost to Starkville 52-29 This week: at East Side CLASS 4A/3A 1. Ripley (2-0) Friday: beat North Pontotoc 49-7 This week: Falkner (Thu.) 2. Corinth (2-0) Friday: […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal There were plenty of similarities between Mississippi State and Ole Miss in their season openers. Both teams played exceptionally well on defense and overcame some hiccups offensively to rout their respective opponents. The Bulldogs rolled up 550 yards of offense in a 49-0 shutout win over Southern Miss at home […]

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MSU defensive lineman Preston Smith runs with the ball after intercepting a pass.

Thumbs Up The Bulldogs sold out their 31st consecutive game at Davis Wade Stadium and set a new attendance record despite the rainy conditions. MSU was able to avoid injury in its 2014 debut and amassed 550 yards of offense while scoring seven touchdowns. The Bulldogs defense gave up just 71 yards rushing and pitched […]

Ole Miss receiver Laquon Treadwell celebrates after Thursday's win in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Thumbs Up Two of the stars of the 2013 signing class, sophomores Laquon Treadwell and Robert Nkemdiche, had dominant performances. Bo Wallace completed 67 percent of his pass attempts for 387 yards and four touchdowns. With the game in the balance Boise had no answer for the Ole Miss defense which held the Broncos to […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal Instead of celebrating his team’s 49-0 win over Southern Miss, one Mississippi State player is in mourning. According to WJTV in Jackson, Tyriunce Lewis, the brother of Bulldogs senior wide receiver Jameon Lewis, was shot and killed in Tylertown on Sunday morning. Walthall County Sherriff Duane Dillon told WJTV that […]

JACKSON (AP) – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks says there’s a new state alligator record. It reported Saturday that Robert Mahaffey of Brandon and two assistants hauled in a 756-pound ‘gator. That broke the record by 14 1/2-pounds. Saturday was the second day of Mississippi’s alligator season, which ends at noon on […]

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Fans walk through the Junction past the Bully statue Saturday afternoon before the start of the Mississippi State game.

Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State opened its season with a 49-0 win over Southern Mississippi on Saturday, and despite the inclement weather, fans still had fun tailgating in the Junction. Daily Journal photographer Lauren Wood braved the elements, too, to capture the scene.

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Mississippi State running back Nick Griffin crosses into the end zone for a touchdown during Saturday night's game against Southern Mississippi.

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State had to wait 24 years to renew its rivalry with Southern Miss. The Bulldogs made sure it was a memorable occasion dominating the Golden Eagles in all three phases Saturday night in a 49-0 shutout, the largest margin of victory in the instate series. MSU racked […]