FULTON -- Itawamba Community College football player Brandon Smith was not sure the purpose when he was asked to meet head coach Jon Williams in his office last spring.
STARKVILLE -- It's not as if Tyler Russell and Chris Smith haven't combined for touchdowns. The Mississippi State University quarterback and wide receiver have been doing their pitch-and-catch routine since Russell threw a pass to Smith in middle school. The only problem is Russell was playing for Northwest Junior High near Meridian and Smith was playing for Kate Griffin Junior High.
STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen doesn't want to listen to the idea the Mississippi State University football team hasn't been properly prepared for its matchup against the nation's No. 1 team.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The University of Alabama football team's freshman playmakers are coming of age just when the top-ranked Crimson Tide will need them most.
STARKVILLE -- This is where Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen thought his program would be after seven weeks.
STARKVILLE -- LaDarius Perkins doesn't have to worry about his teammates believing in his abilities.
STARKVILLE -- Johnthan Banks entered rare territory Saturday. The senior cornerback from Maben is now tied for the Mississippi State University record with 16 career interceptions.
STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer won't get caught up in numbers games in his first season as Mississippi State University women's basketball coach.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University softball team is planning its final stop on its "Tour de Miss."
SCOOBA -- When facing adversity for the first time this season, the No. 3 East Mississippi Community College football team played like a champion.
OXFORD -- One year removed from a 10-loss season, the University of Mississippi football team has a chance to qualify for a bowl game.
Vinnie and Sal Sunseri are on opposite sides of a prominent Southern rivalry, and not overjoyed about it.
STARKVILLE -- Don't tell Tyler Russell he's about to receive serious national attention following Mississippi State University's fast start to the 2012 season.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen listens to everything coming his way from the fan base.
STARKVILLE -- Taveze Calhoun agrees with the assertion of University of Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley that Mississippi State University's decision to pooch kick was a gamble.
STARKVILLE -- Malcolm Johnson's reintroduction to college football Saturday certainly had the perfect script of a comeback story.
When he quarterbacked the Columbus High School team, Damian Baker knew the offense was reliant on his making big plays.
STARKVILLE -- Tobias Smith doesn't lead the Mississippi State University offensive line in pancake blocks, sacks allowed, or starts this season. He simply leads the team.
STARKVILLE -- The Middle Tennessee State University football team will arrive in Starkville without the Sun Belt Conference's current leading rusher and the nation's No. 3 scorer.
STARKVILLE -- Dak Prescott's first college touchdown pass was a five-week bluff by the Mississippi State University football team's coaching staff.
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