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MSU winning turnover battle

Posted 9/19/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University football team understands the most important aspect of a game is the team is controlling the ball. No. 23 MSU (3-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) leads the nation in forced turnovers (12) and has committed only one this season.

 

 

Sharp happy to play starting role for EMCC

Posted 9/19/2012 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- In the past two seasons, quarterbacks Bo Wallace and Quez Johnson have grabbed most of the headlines in the East Mississippi Community College football team's 15-game winning streak. Players and coaches understand EMCC's high-octane offense only flourishes when all 11 players on that unit do their part.

 

 

Ole Miss looking for help on defense

Posted 9/19/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- University of Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze said there were times last week when the bigger, stronger, and faster University of Texas Longhorns manhandled the smaller Rebels. Still, the Rebels never quit. As long as that's the case, Freeze said there's hope.

 

 

ICC will take on Holmes

Posted 9/19/2012 in College Sports

FULTON -- The No. 12 Itawamba Community College football team will look for its first 4-0 start to season since 1996 at 7 p.m. Thursday when it plays host to Holmes C.C. at Eaton Field.

 

 

Alabama could roll until game vs. LSU

Posted 9/19/2012 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban finds plenty of imperfections even given the top-ranked Crimson Tide's ridiculous scoring margin so far.

 

 

MSU NOTEBOOK: Perkins holding hot hand for Bulldog rushing game

Posted 9/17/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE --When asked why the carries among the four tailbacks at Mississippi State University weren't split evenly like in the previous two weeks, Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen had a simple answer.

 

 

Former SHS star Childs making strides at Itawamba C.C.

Posted 9/17/2012 in College Sports

FULTON - Former Starkville High School football player Stanley Childs has learned so much in his time away from home. Granted, he has only been gone for less than four months.

 

 

MSU not losing confidence in wide receivers

Posted 9/17/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The one time Saturday night Mississippi State University junior quarterback Tyler Russell got a little angry with his receivers, his head coach had some instant advice.

 

 

MSU survives trip to Troy

Posted 9/16/2012 in College Sports

TROY, Ala. -- The Mississippi State University football fans had their fears realized Saturday night. But the Bulldogs and their fans will use the four-hour bus ride back to Starkville as a chance to exhale in relief.

 

 

Bumphis has career night vs. Troy

Posted 9/16/2012 in College Sports

TROY, Ala. -- The statistics show Mississippi State University senior wide receiver Chad Bumphis would be much better off suiting up only against non-conference opponents.

 

 

MSU makes most of Troy's giveaways

Posted 9/16/2012 in College Sports

TROY, Ala. -- The problem for Troy University's offense wasn't an inability to move the ball against Mississippi State University's defense. Troy's problem was it was a more than generous host Saturday night.

 

 

Texas powers past Ole Miss

Posted 9/16/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- David Ash threw for a career-high 326 yards and four touchdowns Saturday night to lead the No. 14 University of Texas football team to a 66-31 victory against the University of Mississippi.

 

 

Alabama routs Arkansas

Posted 9/16/2012 in College Sports

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Nick Saban told the University of Alabama football team's defense to prepare for whatever the University of Arkansas' offense might have to offer, Tyler Wilson or not. The No. 1 Crimson Tide heeded its coach's advice well Saturday, suffocating a Wilson-less Razorbacks team in a 52-0 win.

 

 

Mullen, MSU want to stay focused for Troy

Posted 9/14/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen is concerned his players might struggle preparing for their first road game of the season at 6 p.m. Saturday at Troy University. While MSU has basked in the glow of a 28-10 victory against Auburn University the past week, Troy has 13 players on its roster who were told they weren't talented enough to play for a Southeastern Conference team.

 

 

Johnson, EMCC rout Southwest

Posted 9/14/2012 in College Sports

SUMMIT -- Quez Johnson is back. After close to two years rehabilitating an injured shoulder, the East Mississippi Community College freshman quarterback unveiled his entire arsenal Thursday night.

 

 

Thomas emerges for No. 1 EMCC

Posted 9/14/2012 in College Sports

SUMMIT -- East Mississippi Community College freshman running back Lakenderic Thomas quickly reviewed his pass catching career Thursday night at Hurst Stadium.

 

 

High-scoring Ole Miss opens SEC at home

Posted 9/14/2012 in College Sports

The University of Mississippi women's soccer team's high-scoring ways will be put to the test this weekend. Through seven matches, Ole Miss has relied on an offense that has scored a Southeastern-Conference best 26 goals en route to a 7-0 record.

 

 

Alabama will look to depth as SEC schedule kicks off

Posted 9/14/2012 in College Sports

University of Alabama women's soccer coach Todd Bramble and his coaches wondered in the preseason who was going to emerge to help the team score goals. Bramble and his coaches knew a solid group of freshman had the potential to provide a boost to a program that returned to the NCAA tournament last season.

 

 

Ole Miss will play host to No. 14 Texas

Posted 9/14/2012 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Two victories this season have helped soothe some of the University of Mississippi football program's embarrassment after an abysmal 2011 season. Now the No. 14 University of Texas is coming to town.

 

 

MSU NOTEBOOK: Croom documentary close to airing

Posted 9/13/2012 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- An ESPNU documentary is set to be released in less than two weeks featuring former Mississippi State University head coach Sylvester Croom.

 

 

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