Mississippi State’s 2022 football season gets underway Saturday night at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville.
The Bulldogs (0-0) take on Memphis (0-0) at 6:30 p.m.
The Dispatch will have live updates throughout the contest.
This story will be updated.
12:10 a.m.: Mississippi State beats Memphis, 49-23.
12:02 a.m.: Touchdown, Mississippi State. Will Rogers with an easy 23-yard touchdown pass to Justin Robinson. MSU 49, Memphis 23, 2:05 left in the game.
11:53 p.m.: Touchdown, Memphis. Seth Henigan with a 1-yard touchdown run against mostly, if not entirely, the backup defense for the Bulldogs. MSU 42, Memphis 23, 3:14 left in the game.
11:39 p.m.: Touchdown, Mississippi State. Rufus Harvey makes a 33-yard touchdown catch on a perfect pass from Will Rogers. MSU 42, Memphis 16, 5:59 left in the game.
11:26 p.m.: Touchdown, Memphis. Eddie Lewis with a 15-yard touchdown catch from Seth Henigan. A two-point pass attempt is no good. MSU 35, Memphis 16, 10:13 left in the game.
11:15 p.m.: End of the third quarter: Mississippi State 35, Memphis 10.
10:57 p.m.: Touchdown, Memphis. Jevyon Ducker goes to the house for a 50-yard rushing score. MSU 35, Memphis 10, 7:37 left in the third quarter.
10:37 p.m.: Touchdown, Mississippi State. Will Rogers tosses a beautiful deep ball to Caleb Ducking for a 35-yard score. MSU 35, Memphis 3, 10:48 left in the third quarter.
10:14 p.m.: Halftime: Mississippi State 28, Memphis 3.
10:03 p.m.: Touchdown, Mississippi State. The Bulldogs finally run it, and Woody Marks scores from 2 yards out. MSU 28, Memphis 3, 1:40 left in the second quarter.
9:37 p.m.: Touchdown, Mississippi State. Jo’quavious Marks scores from 1 yard out. MSU 21, Memphis 3, 10 minutes left in the second quarter.
9:26 p.m.: Field goal, Memphis. Chris Howard makes a 42-yard kick after Will Rogers throws an interception on the first play of Mississippi State’s drive. MSU 14, Memphis 3, 13:57 left in the second quarter.
9:20 p.m.: End of the first quarter: Mississippi State 14, Memphis 0.
9:15 p.m.: Touchdown, Mississippi State. Jaden Walley hauls in a 9-yard scoring pass from Will Rogers. MSU 14, Memphis 0, 53 seconds left in the first quarter.
9:10 p.m.: Mississippi State and Memphis restart after a weather delay of 2 hours, 15 minutes.
8:59 p.m.: Mississippi State retakes the field, hoping for a 9:10 p.m. restart.
8:54 p.m.: Teams will return to the field at 9 p.m., and we’re set for a 9:10 restart.
8:01 p.m.: Hopes of a potential restart are dashed with another lightning strike, sending both teams back to their locker rooms.
7:57 p.m.: Mississippi State players are filing back onto the field. It’s been just over an hour since the delay was announced.
6:55 p.m.: Lightning in the area will delay this game.
6:39 p.m.: Touchdown, Mississippi State. Rara Thomas goes 23 yards on a catch and run. MSU 7, Memphis 0, 9:53 left in the first quarter.
6:31 p.m.: Mississippi State wins the toss and wants the ball. The Bulldogs will receive the opening kick.
6:28 p.m.: Mississippi State takes the field. Nathaniel Watson carries the U.S. flag, and Will Rogers holds the Mississippi banner.
6:05 p.m.: Randy Charlton is the announced starter at defensive tackle over Jaden Crumedy, who missed much of camp with an injury.
Theo DeRosa reports on Mississippi State sports for The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter at @Theo_DeRosa.