STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University offensive coordinator Les Koenning should've recognized some of the talent on the field wearing red, white, and blue Saturday evening.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- It never existed for University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban. The imaginary "it" is the media-generated buzz the Crimson Tide were on a three-game shutout streak. Imaginary or not, it ended Saturday in Bryant Denny Stadium when the Florida Atlantic University Owls scored seven points in the fourth quarter.
NEW ORLEANS -- Chief Brown's diving interception in the end zone in the final minutes set off exuberant celebrations on the Mississippi sideline, even though the Rebels had led by more than three touchdowns since the first quarter.
NEW ORLEANS -- The Tulane University Green Wave has spent the past two weeks balancing football with much larger concerns for senior safety Devon Walker, who fractured his spine against the university of Tulsa. Still, coach Curtis Johnson senses Tulane (0-2) will be ready to get back on the field when it plays host to the University of Mississippi (1-2) Saturday in the Superdome.
SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College football coach Buddy Stephens found motivational material in the most unusual place this week.
STARKVILLE -- Twenty-two missed assignments, 18 missed tackles and 17 second-half points. These are the unfavorable numbers the Mississippi State University defense have been going over and over this week.
STARKVILLE -- The one element of football that frustrates Mississippi State University head coach Dan Mullen since his arrival in Starkville four years ago is the development of the Wildcat formation.
STARKVILLE -- Joey Swinarski became Mississippi State University's first verbal commitment to the 2014 recruiting class.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University football Dan Mullen was caught off guard Monday when asked if he felt his program was helping a start-up program like the University of South Alabama. The Bulldogs' fourth-year coach doesn't see it that way, or at least he doesn't wish to say it publicly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1. MSU hopes Williams makes most of another opportunity COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Run in first set sparks Caledonia volleyball team HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Hard work in summer has MSU's Weatherspoon ready to go COLLEGE SPORTS
4. No. 3 EMCC has two to go before postseason COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Playoff fates will be on line in Week 10 LOCAL COLUMNS