SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College sophomore quarterback Timorrius Conner was ready to have his number called. The former Noxubee County High School standout played the second half of No. 2 EMCC's 49-10 victory against Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C. on Thursday night at Sullivan-Windham Field.
SCOOBA -- Whether East Mississippi Community College quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr. saw Derrick Beckom coming for him or felt him, there is no denying Beckom affected him.
The Ole Miss football team's offense looked very familiar last weekend during its reasonably comfortable 47-27 victory against South Alabama. That isn't necessarily a bad thing. The passing game was awesome: Shea Patterson threw for 429 yards and four touchdowns while receiver A.J. Brown caught eight passes for a school-record 233 yards and two touchdowns.
STARKVILLE -- It is less than a month before the official start of practice, but Blair Schaefer already is taking to a bigger leadership role. At 12:57 p.m., Schaefer and her coach, Vic Schaefer, walked into the media room at Humphrey Coliseum three minutes early for a scheduled gathering.
STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen keeps going back to the Charles Mitchell example. Mullen wants to use it to change how his Mississippi State football program uses its defensive backs and learns from what Mitchell did on Nov. 20, 2010.
SCOOBA -- On some nights, the standout running back for the East Mississippi Community College football team is along for the ride. EMCC prefers to throw the ball all over the field. The Lions have built a national-championship pedigree with standout quarterbacks and a bevy of talented receivers in a hurry-up offensive scheme.
STARKVILLE -- Pete Smith has been teaching long enough to know one college students generally don't make unprompted visits to their professors unless they have a question about the class. Smith quickly discovered Stephen Adegoke was different.
STARKVILLE -- The Louisiana Tech football team's 2016 defense ranked 25th in the nation in tackles for a loss against Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams and seventh among Group of 5 conference teams in averaging 6.46 per game.
A coach in the dugout using a wireless device will be able to speak directly to his catcher to call pitches in SEC conference baseball games and in the postseason tournament in 2018, a move that is expected to significantly reduce the length of games.
STARKVILLE -- Keytaon Thompson was putting on a show in New Orleans' Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Dec. 10, winning a state championship for Landry-Walker High School; just days later he was part of a bowl practice for his next school, Mississippi State.
OXFORD - Sometimes, dreams do come true. For Matt Luke, a lifelong dream became reality Saturday night as he lead the Ole Miss Rebels to a 47-27 win over South Alabama in his head coaching debut.
STARKVILLE -- All indications pointed to Donald Gray being the Mississippi State football team's feature wide receiver this season. Last season, Gray was MSU's second option behind Fred Ross, who is now with the NFL's Carolina Panthers. The 5-foot-10, 200-pounder from Memphis, Tennessee, was second on the team with 41 catches for 709 yards and five touchdowns. The only question entering the 2017 season was who would emerge as MSU's No. 2 and No. 3 receivers.
STARKVILLE -- The film on the Charleston Southern football team made the job of the Mississippi State defensive line simple. "With them being not so big and not as physical as us, our job was to come into the game and knock them off the ball," MSU sophomore defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons said. "If we get penetration in the backfield, we'll win the game."
STARKVILLE -- Aeris Williams watched from the sidelines as Mississippi State freshman running back Kylin Hill began his college career.
OXFORD -- Ole Miss wide receiver A.J. Brown had trouble explaining what he felt in pregame warmups, but he had no trouble translating those feelings into a record-breaking performance against South Alabama.
ATLANTA -- The Alabama football team's defense turned in a dominating performance, the Florida State special teams endured a terrible night, and one of the most anticipated opening games in college football history went to the top-ranked Crimson Tide.
STARKVILLE -- Carly Mauldin had second thoughts. A decision to return home to Laurel meant she would have to miss four days of training with Aaron Byrd and the Women's Premier Soccer League's Motor City FC.
Savannah Thomas knew her sneakers were "ratty." But Thomas didn't have an alternative after donating the sneakers she used to play volleyball at Caledonia High School. After two years away from the sport, Thomas was forced to use her size eight, gray Nikes with "soles that were coming off."
SCOOBA -- While Lindsey Scott Jr.'s opening act at East Mississippi Community College was a far cry from what the final act will look like, it was enough to leave the fans wanting more.
SCOOBA -- Kirk Merritt arrived at East Mississippi Community College in May from Texas A&M. It didn't take EMCC football coach Buddy Stephens long to see what he had to do.
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