A showdown is looming.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State essentially made up for its deficiencies in the secondary with one play.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State is dealing with another defensive player being injured in the past month leaving a big hole in the middle of the line.
Chad Harrison knew something was wrong with his All-State player.
Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze isn't sure how far the Rebels have progressed in his one-plus season at the helm. However, Freeze feels like he will know a whole lot more Saturday after his team plays defending national champion and top-ranked Alabama.
Action hadn't started Monday, but Gary Harris wanted to set the tone.
South Lamar High School junior Holden Fields always felt like the Stallions would win a football game sooner rather than later this season.
Gary Harris knows the Heritage Academy fast-pitch softball is nowhere near where he thought it would be this point in the season. But Harris has been coaching long enough to know that everything is wiped clean once the postseason begins.
STARKVILLE -- The statement couldn't be misunderstood. Minutes after a 62-7 victory against Troy on Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen made sure everybody knew who was the Bulldogs' starting quarterback. The individual he named didn't play in the 55-point blowout.
STARKVILLE -- Not that Mississippi State needed him in the second half Saturday, but an ankle injury forced senior tailback LaDarius Perkins to miss most of MSU's 62-7 victory against Troy.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama's special teams and defense are providing a nice bailout whenever the offense isn't scoring.
STARKVILLE -- So ... about that faulty Mississippi State offense?
STARKVILLE -- Even Dan Mullen thought his Mississippi State football team would be in for a shootout Saturday night against Troy. Mullen should have asked his defense for a second opinion.
STARKVILLE -- Jameon Lewis is used to having the kind of first half he experienced Saturday.
LOUISVILLE -- All Louisville High School football coach M.C. Miller wanted was a lead.
LOUISVILLE -- When Columbus High School football coach Tony Stanford broke down his 2013 schedule, he knew the Falcons would face four challenges to start the season.
MACON -- If there's any team that was made for the never ending rain that fell Friday night, it might just be the West Point Green Wave.
STARKVILLE -- Boasting 12 players who were 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft picks or high school or junior college All-Americans, the Mississippi State baseball program's 2012-13 signing class has been ranked second nationally by Collegiate Baseball. The ranking is the second-highest for the Bulldogs by the newspaper based in Tucson, Ariz., which began ranking classes three decades ago in 1983.
CALEDONIA -- "Give me three and I will beat you!" These words were first uttered by Pro Football Hall of Fame coach George Allen in reference to the importance of winning the turnover battle.
SULLIGENT, Ala. -- The Lamar County High School football team captured its fifth straight sweep of its county rivals Friday with a 46-14 victory against Sulligent at Brown Stadium.
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