Hugh Freeze got one of the first Gatorade baths of the 2014 season on Thursday in Atlanta. He now has to keep his Rebels focused on a Vanderbilt team that lost badly in its opener that same night. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Vanderbilt won nine games in each of the last two seasons and very well might have had a 10th victory in 2013, had Ole Miss running back Jeff Scott not run 75 yards around and through the Commodores’ defense in the last 67 seconds on opening night. With […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Barring the unexpected, it looks like Ole Miss will have both of its top outside linebackers for this week against Vanderbilt. Serderius Bryant and Denzel Nkemdiche were both suspended in the off-season following misdemeanor arrests last January. Nkemdiche’s suspension carried through last week’s season-opening 35-13 win over Boise […]

STARKVILLE I’m asked some variation of this question quite a bit: “How are the Bulldogs looking?” Since practices were closed with the exception of one hour a month ago, I had no way to know and truly answer that question. So Saturday’s season opener against Southern Miss was essentially my first time to see the […]

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal Starkville went 9-4 last season. When the young Yellow Jackets walked off the field after a second-round playoff loss at South Panola, coaches might have been thinking, “Just wait ‘til next season.” The Jackets were young, but had a lot of pieces to the puzzle. The pieces are a year […]


By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – Shawn Greenhill’s race strategy could have cost him in Sunday’s 32nd annual running of the Tupelo Marathon. At 16.5 miles of the 26.2-mile race, the Russellville, Ala., resident caught the leader and passed him on his way to a winning time of 3 hours, 56 seconds. “At mile […]

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 […]