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Daily Journal MSU beat writer Logan Lowery and Ole Miss beat writer Parrish Alford talk about the local SEC teams as well as the conference.

Mississippi State's Nick Griffin, right, takes a handoff from Dak Prescott in a game earlier this month. Griffin had high expectations coming out of high school, but injuries have been an issue. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Like many kids, Nick Griffin grew up wanting to play in the NFL. By the time he reached high school he had blossomed into one of Mississippi’s top prospects rushing for 4,171 yards and 57 touchdowns during his career at Perry Central. Things seemed to be going as […]

JACKSON Mississippi State’s Bulldogs are 3-0 and have outscored opponents 99-37. The Ole Miss Rebels, also 3-0, have punished opponents by a whopping 132-31 count. And I know what many naysayers will say: “Yeah, but let’s wait and see what happens when they play somebody really good…” We don’t have to wait long. State goes […]

STARKVILLE For Mississippi State, it’s time to put up the dessert and bring on the meat. The Bulldogs have faced three cupcakes to start the season 3-0, but enter conference play with a stretch of three straight Top 10 opponents. MSU gets its SEC slate underway this weekend at No. 8 LSU, with home dates […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State has fielded some solid football teams over the past two decades but rarely has it found success against LSU. The eighth-ranked Tigers have had the Bulldogs’ number, winning 14 straight and 21 of the last 22 outings. LSU leads the series 71-33-3 and is 47-18-1 in […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Dan Mullen admits that his offense has not been perfect through the first three weeks. However, Mississippi State is averaging 526.7 yards and 43.7 points per game during its 3-0 start. The Bulldogs have surpassed 500 yards in each outing this season behind quarterback Dak Prescott, who has […]


By Logan Lowery Daily Journal Preston Smith has been crowned as the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week for the third consecutive week. This marks the first time in the history of the league for a defensive lineman to claim the award three straight times. Against South Alabama, Smith made a career-high two sacks, forced […]


By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen confirmed Monday that sophomore cornerback Cedric Jiles will miss the remainder of the 2014 season with a hamstring injury. Jiles injured his hamstring during fall camp and has not seen action this fall. The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder from Clinton is in his third […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal Both Mississippi State and Ole Miss handled their respective opponents with ease over the weekend, each improving to 3-0. Ole Miss – which rose to No. 10 in the AP poll on Sunday – is off this week, but the road gets much tougher for MSU. The Bulldogs open conference […]