OXFORD -- Jeff Scott waited more than a season for a chance to be the featured running back for the University of Mississippi football team. Four touchdowns later, the sophomore made the most of his opportunity.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- To call University of Alabama tight end Michael Williams open would have been a stretch. It didn't stop A.J. McCarron from delivering a fastball that must have made lots of Alabama fans think the Crimson Tide's quarterback competition is over.
STARKVILLE -- Embrace the moment. This is the attitude Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen wants to convey to his players in arguably his team's most important Southeastern Conference game since he took the job in Starkville
STARKVILLE -- The Auburn and Mississippi State defenses see rushing games that have speed and power every day.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen can barely get out of the month of August without rumors of his imminent departure from Starkville. Mullen, who is 15-11 at MSU, addressed rumors as a guest on Garry Parrish's ESPN Radio show in Memphis that he likely will leave MSU after another successful season.
RAYMOND -- The No. 9 East Mississippi Community College football team survived its first road test of the season Thursday night, defeating Hinds C.C. 20-17 on Thursday night at Joe Renfroe Stadium.
STARKVILLE -- Auburn University football coach Gene Chizik left Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday feeling Utah State pushed his bigger team around in the season opener for both teams.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State President Mark Keenum was one of 12 Southeastern Conference member presidents or chancellors to attend a vote on introducing a 13th member of the league.
STARKVILLE -- Chris Relf said he's isn't worried about playing a college football game close to his hometown of Montgomery, Ala. The Mississippi State fifth-year senior quarterback has more important things on his mind.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama's Barrett Jones is an All-Southeastern Conference right guard, but he could be found just about everywhere else on the line in the Crimson Tide's opener. Left tackle. Left guard. Center.
STARKVILLE -- Time will be a valuable commodity Saturday. The seconds will count so much that the Mississippi State and Auburn University football teams will eschew one of the fundamentals of the game -- the huddle -- in an attempt to gain an advantage.
STARKVILLE -- It's time to embrace to new role in Mississippi State football under coach Dan Mullen: Road favorite.
SCOOBA -- There is little doubt the biggest victory of the opening week of the MACJC regular season belonged to the East Mississippi Community College football team.
The Starkville Quarterback Club will hold its second meeting of the year at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Starkville Country Club. The social hour will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State senior quarterback Chris Relf said he watched the film of his final drive last year against Auburn University again this summer.
STARKVILLE -- Everybody in power on the campuses of Auburn University and Mississippi State are saying there's no extra motivation entering their matchup at 11:21 a.m. Saturday (WCBI).
OXFORD -- The University of Mississippi football team has its starting quarterback. Running back is a lot more uncertain.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The respected head coach couldn't decide between two players after the preseason-long race for the quarterback job, then played both candidates in a season-opening romp.
Jackie Sherrill finally has his 'I told you so' moment with college football fans. In a strange twist, one of Sherrill's former programs is sending shockwaves through the sport with news he has been convinced for a long time would happen.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Kent State players received a warm welcome from University of Alabama fans after helping Tuscaloosa rebuild from the April tornado that devastated much of this college town, and they appreciated it. Once the game started, the Crimson Tide weren't nearly as welcoming.
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