Bulldogs move into rankings at No. 14

By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer East Carolina is ranked in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time...

TUPELO Like most people who have met Jack Cristil, you heard him before you ever saw him. He wasn’t a large man, but that baritone voice could fill a room, whether it was coming through your radio or from across the table as he puffed on a Pall Mall. As the Journal’s Mississippi State beat […]

Cristil during his days as a radio broadcaster for WROX in Clarksdale. (Courtesy MSU)

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – The final seconds ticked off the clock Saturday until it reached zero – or “Bingo,” as Jack Cristil used to call it. Mississippi State had won and like it had so many times before, Jack Cristil’s voice could be heard ringing throughout Davis Wade Stadium, “Wrap it in […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State is off to a 2-0 start while averaging 533 yards of offense and 48 points per game. But the Bulldogs’ first two opponents combined for three wins a year ago and coach Dan Mullen understands there is still plenty of room for improvement before his team […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – For the second straight week, Mississippi State senior Preston Smith was named the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week on Monday. The 6-foot-6, 270-pounder from Stone Mountain, Ga., made five tackles (two solo), one tackle for loss and returned a one-handed interception 21 yards for a touchdown in […]

By Brad Locke Daily Journal TUPELO – Jack Cristil, whose rumbling voice and straight delivery made him a Mississippi State broadcasting legend, died Sunday. He was 88. Cristil was the radio voice of the Bulldogs for nearly six decades, calling the action for football for 58 seasons and basketball for nearly 54. He retired in […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal Mississippi State and Ole Miss combined for more than 1,000 yards of offense in weekend victories and arrive at the third week of the season unscathed. The Bulldogs, with quarterback Dak Prescott at less than full strength, pulled away from UAB in the second half to win 47-34. Ole Miss […]

Thumbs Up The Bulldogs scored seven touchdowns in a game and rolled up over 500 yards of offense for the second week in a row. Quarterback Dak Prescott has thrown for four touchdowns in each of MSU’s games this year and also ran for 111 yards and a score Saturday against UAB. Running back Josh […]

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Robert Johnson celebrates his touchdown against UAB last week.

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State has put together its two best offensive performances to start the season in a century. The Bulldogs scored seven touchdowns in each of its 2014 contests including a 47-34 victory against UAB on Saturday. It’s the best statistical start for MSU since 1914 when it outscored […]

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Quarterback Dak Prescott looks for yardage during Saturday's win.

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Rumors swirled all week about the health of Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott. Prescott started Saturday’s game against UAB but alternated the first seven series with backup Damien Williams. The offensive rhythm proved to be sporadic during the quarterback shuffle resulting in two touchdowns, four punts and an […]