OXFORD -- The Ole Miss football team's offense is a little inconsistent and the special teams suddenly have some problems. But through four games, one thing has been clear: These 11th-ranked Rebels are capable of playing outstanding defense. Ole Miss (4-0) ranks third nationally and first in the Southeastern Conference in scoring defense, giving up 8.5 points per game. Ole Miss held Memphis to 104 yards in a 24-3 victory Saturday night.
OXFORD -- Ole Miss and The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced Wednesday they will honor Wesley Walls with an NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute on Saturday during the game between No. 11 Ole Miss and No. 3 Alabama. Coverage of the game will start at 2:30 p.m. (WCBI).
STARKVILLE - Technically, Mississippi State center Dillon Day doesn't have much to do this Saturday, the result of a one-game suspension handed down by the Southeastern Conference following a pair of in-game incidents in MSU's 34-29 win at LSU.
SCOOBA - D.J. Jones flashes a smile wider than the defensive tackle's 315-pound frame.
Ole Miss has been waiting for a day like this for quite some time.
With the Mississippi State football team's 34-29 win at LSU and subsequent bye week, the Bulldogs are one-third of the way through the season.
STARKVILLE - It didn't take long for Mississippi State's coaching staff to get its message across on Monday.
With the Mississippi State football team's 34-29 win at LSU and subsequent bye week, the Bulldogs are one-third of the way through the season. All the early returns are good, as MSU has climbed to 4-0 and is No. 12 in The Associated Press Top 25. Here is a deeper look at each of MSU's position groups on offense and a grade for their work.
OXFORD -- Chucky Mullins would have loved the defensive effort the Ole Miss football team delivered Saturday night. On a weekend in which Ole Miss honored the late Mullins by renaming Coliseum Drive, which runs adjacent to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Chucky Mullins Drive, Ole Miss remembered Mullins by wearing throwback powder blue helmets it wore when Mullins played at the school in 1988-1989. But Mullins would have enjoyed the Rebels' defensive effort even more.
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OXFORD -- Quarterback Bo Wallace slapped Trae Elston on the back as he walked past the safety, and the two exchanged smiles but no words. Nothing needed to be explained. It was pretty obvious Ole Miss' offense owes the defense after an ugly 24-3 victory against Memphis on Saturday.
Add goofiness and loyalty to the Mississippi State women's basketball team coaching staff's recruiting check list. Those items were the latest intangibles Jazz Holmes and Jazmine Spears credited to the Bulldogs and Vic Schaefer and his coaches following official visits to MSU. It didn't take Holmes and Spears long after being in Starkville to make verbal commitments to play for Schaefer in 2015-16.
A move wasn't enough to shake Taylor Renth's confidence. After all, the former Caledonia High School girls soccer standout moved from playing defense at the prep level to playing forward in her first year at Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia, so she didn't have any reason to be concerned about moving to midfield for her sophomore season.
OXFORD -- Ole Miss cornerback Senquez Golson's biggest claim to fame had been an embarrassing play against Alabama in 2011, when Trent Richardson faked him two times on a 76-yard touchdown run. Now the senior is making highlights he's proud to have shown.
FULTON -- East Mississippi Community College sophomore defensive back Quan Latham wasn't signed to score touchdowns. However, the former Columbus High School standout is making weekly trips to the end zone.
Editor's Note: The Mississippi State women's basketball team welcomes five freshmen to a program that is poised to capitalize on its trip last season to the quarterfinals of the Women's National Invitation Tournament. Today, The Dispatch will introduce you to LaKaris Salter. Next week, The Dispatch will introduce you to the final freshman, Victoria Vivians.
STARKVILLE -- When asked about how their bye week is being spent, each Mississippi State football player interviewed Wednesday night gave a different version of the same answer.
STARKVILLE - One day after the Southeastern Conference announced a one-game suspension for Mississippi State center Dillon Day, several Bulldogs' players rallied around Day Wednesday afternoon.
SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College sophomore offensive lineman Brandon Hodges flashes a big smile when asked about his offensive teammates.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State center Dillon Day will sit out the Bulldogs' Oct. 4 game against No. 6 Texas A&M as a result of a one-game suspension announced by the Southeastern Conference on Tuesday.
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