STARKVILLE -- The drama all week and Saturday leading up to kickoff didn't matter. The buzz surrounding who Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen would pick to play quarterback failed to derail a LSU offense that made sure the Tigers earned their 21st victory in the last 22 games against the Bulldogs.
STARKVILLE -- At every home game of Dan Mullen's 55 previous games as Mississippi State football coach, the school announced a starting quarterback. The streak stopped Saturday.
STARKVILLE -- Zach Mettenberger set himself apart Saturday as arguably the most dangerous pocket passer to face Mississippi State since Dan Mullen took over the Bulldogs program.
AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn's Nick Marshall can't be judged only by his passing yards. The Tigers are using Marshall's legs to regain respect in the Southeastern Conference.
AUBURN, Ala. -- Statistics. They are a big part of any football game. Statistics are kept in just about every category imaginable in college football today. A quick look will normally give you a good idea of who controlled a football game and won it.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The ball seldom hit the ground, regardless of which Alabama quarterback was throwing the passes. The top-ranked Crimson Tide's defense also held its third-straight opponent out of the end zone.
STARKVILLE -- Some people belong together. Savannah Carter sensed when she first saw Vic Schaefer that she shared a love for hard-nosed, aggressive play with the coach nicknamed "Secretary of Defense." At the time, Schaefer was an associate head coach at Texas A&M, but Carter realized she would like playing for a coach who enjoyed defense as much as she did.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School defensive coordinator Brooks Oakley admitted before his team's game against Northwest Rankin that he had no idea what kind of offense he and the Yellow Jackets would see. It didn't matter.
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama has placed an assistant strength and conditioning coach on administrative leave for lending money to suspended defensive back Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, The Tuscaloosa News reported Thursday.
GOODMAN -- The East Mississippi Community College football team reigned supreme in a battle between the top two defenses in the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges.
In the national spotlight tonight will be the Itawamba Community College football program.
STARKVILLE - Mississippi State verbal commitment quarterback Elijah Staley was dismissed from his high school team Wednesday.
STARKVILLE -- Defensive coordinators across the country have been racking their brains trying to figure out a method to stop tempo offenses.
WEST POINT -- Ally McDonald and the Mississippi State women's golf team won what would be considered the closest thing the sport offers to a home game.
Kayla Nevitt had a plan.
STARKVILLE -- No walking.
STARKVILLE -- Bigger, stronger faster.
STARKVILLE -- The panic is already being felt in Baton Rouge, La., after the LSU defense gave up 44 points in its first loss of the 2013 season.
SCOOBA - While the East Mississippi Community College offense may awe fans, sometimes players can be taken aback in the same manner.
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