STARKVILLE -- It was a performance that most members of the Mississippi State defense would like to forget. MSU (2-0) will get its first chance to put memories of performance against Alabama-Birmingham out of its mind at 3 p.m. Saturday (ESPNEWS) when it takes on South Alabama (1-0).
One of the greatest quarterback classes in Southeastern Conference history is now toiling in the NFL. Gone are the likes of Johnny Manziel and Aaron Murray, but the big passing numbers have stayed. A new crop of quarterbacks -- led by Texas A&M's Kenny Hill, South Carolina's Dylan Thompson, Kentucky's Patrick Towles, and Missouri's Maty Mauk -- are faring just fine on the football field. Their numbers look a whole lot like the stats their predecessors piled up last year.
STARKVILLE - One week after setting a new school attendance record in its season opener against in-state rival Southern Mississippi, Mississippi State watched its five-year sellout streak come to an end in Saturday's 47-34 win over UAB.
STARKVILLE -- There's nothing surprising about the fast start that Mississippi State's offense is enjoying through two games.
SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College freshman wide receiver Sammie Burroughs enjoys catching passes, scoring touchdowns, and winning games.
STARKVILLE -- One day after the "Voice of Mississippi State" passed away, friends, colleagues, and the MSU family on Monday remembered the life of Jack Cristil.
STARKVILLE -- With his team's Southeastern Conference opener looming at LSU next week, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen said he will lean on his team's veteran leadership in its first road game of the season at 3 p.m. Saturday (ESPNEWS) at South Alabama.
After opening the season with neutral-site victories against Boise State and Vanderbilt, the No. 14 Ole Miss football team will play Louisiana-Lafayette at 3 p.m. Saturday (SEC Network) in its home opener at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze is familiar with Louisiana-Lafayette from his time as coach at Arkansas State in the Sun Belt Conference.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The No. 3 Alabama football team hasn't gotten sidetracked through one neutral-site game, an overmatched opponent, or a quarterback competition that's still going strong.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State's football team's 47-34 victory against Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium was the team's third-consecutive victory against a Conference USA opponent.
STARKVILLE -- Maybe it's a sign of how far the Mississippi State football team has come under Dan Mullen, but there were few smiles from the sixth-year coach or his players after a 47-34 victory against Conference USA foe Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday afternoon.
STARKVILLE -- There wasn't much to brag about concerning Mississippi State's defensive performance Saturday in a 47-34 victory against Alabama-Birmingham.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama's quarterbacks had auditions for the starting job Saturday, but it's not clear who will win the role. Blake Sims had 214 passing yards and Jake Coker threw for 202 to lead No. 2 Alabama to a 41-0 victory against Florida Atlantic in a game cut short early for lightning. It's the first time two Alabama quarterbacks had thrown for 200 yards in the same game and the second most passing yards in program history behind Scott Hunter's 484 against Auburn in 1969.
UAB-MSU By the Numbers
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- With the exception of that first half against Boise State, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze is very happy with how his Rebels have started this season. Bo Wallace threw for 320 yards and a touchdown, and No. 15 Ole Miss routed Vanderbilt 41-3 on Saturday in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.
STARKVILLE -- Brent Frey's job is never easy. But as Mississippi State's associate athletic director for event management, Frey found himself in charge of game operations last Saturday night for MSU's season opener against Southern Mississippi -- an event that featured 61,889 fans, the largest crowd in MSU history.
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STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State linebacker Dez Harris admits he was nervous. Taking the field as a Bulldog for the first time, Harris was part of what defensive coordinator Geoff Collins calls MSU's "1B defense."
The ritual hasn't changed for more than two decades. Three times a year, Brad Gaines gets up early and makes the three-hour drive to Russellville, Alabama, to the gravesite of Chucky Mullins. It's there that he reflects on their 18 precious months of friendship following an ill-fated collision on a football field in 1989.
SCOOBA -- DJ Law didn't run track at Haines City (Fla.) High School. Instead, Law said he liked to hurdle basketball opponents on the way to the goal.
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