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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 […]

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The newly renovated north end zone of Davis Wade Stadium was completed for Mississippi State's season opener against Southern Miss on Saturday night.

By Kedrick Storey Southern Sentinel STARKVILLE – The new north end zone expansion of Davis Wade Stadium is a $75 million piece of work that gives the nation’s second-oldest on-campus football field a whole new look. It’s a hit with MSU fans, too. The Bulldogs’ faithful in attendance at Saturday’s home opener against Southern Miss […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State players reported back for fall camp raving about running a hurry up offense this year. Coach Dan Mullen denied the claim but the Bulldogs did, in fact, go no-huddle on Saturday. MSU amassed 550 yards running a balanced attack – 201 yards on the ground and […]

Images of players greet visitors as they enter through the front doors of the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal ATLANTA – It looks like the College Football Hall of Fame has finally found its home. It’s been in a small, largely untraveled section of New York City. It’s been by a theme park in Ohio. It’s been in the same city as one of the game’s most storied programs […]

Daily Journal reports First-year Smithville head coach Chad Collums saw something familiar from Wesley Grier in the Seminoles’ 25-6 win over county rival Hatley. In the mid-90s, Collums played with Grier’s brother Matt, who went on to play at Ole Miss. Wesley, a sophomore wide receiver/defensive back, had a pair of first-half interceptions and took […]

Lightning strikes near Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field during a weather delay before the game between Florida and Idaho. The game was terminated. (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)

By Mark Long AP Sports Writer GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Idaho-Florida game has been canceled because of unsafe field conditions. No makeup date was scheduled. Florida Field became unplayable after hours of heavy rain. The season opener for both teams started after a nearly three-hour lightning delay — and then stopped after 10 seconds. The […]

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Wide receiver Keyon Higgins helped Starkville pick up a big win at Oxford on Friday.

By Brandon Speck Daily Journal OXFORD – Starkville was happy to run all over the new artificial turf Friday at Bobby Holcomb Field. But it was Oxford’s new digs and Starkville gave the Chargers nothing to cheer about. The Yellow Jackets beat Oxford 52-29 in a matchup of the state’s No. 2 and 3 teams. […]

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Tupelo football players go through their pregame routine on Friday before playing their first game on the new blue artificial grass field.

By Gene Phelps Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo found its second-half grass to be … well, a lot bluer Friday night. The Golden Wave (2-0), debuting on its new, blue artificial-turfed Renasant Field, rallied from a sluggish first half to score 41 second-half points and swat visiting Center Hill 48-7. Jarren McKenzie, a senior defensive […]