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Defense gets first shutout for No. 2 EMCC

Posted 9/15/2017 in College Sports

BOONEVILLE -- East Mississippi Community College sophomore defensive back Duke Upshaw loves when his unit plays with passion.

 

 

Lions show they're able to score in many ways in latest rout

Posted 9/15/2017 in College Sports

BOONEVILLE -- The three national championship football teams at East Mississippi Community College had the knack for beating an opponent in a number of ways. On Thursday, No. 2 EMCC looked like one of those throwback teams in a 59-0 victory against Northeast Mississippi C.C. at Tiger Stadium.

 

 

Ole Miss needs to have better balance vs. Cal

Posted 9/15/2017 in College Sports

OXFORD -- The Ole Miss football team has proven it has one of the nation's top passing attacks. The problem for the Rebels they need to improve in just about every other aspect.

 

 

Local players help ICC upset No. 5 Northwest Mississippi C.C.

Posted 9/15/2017 in College Sports

FULTON -- The Itawamba Community College football team warmed up for archrival East Mississippi C.C. in style Thursday night. The Indians did so with plenty of help from some former local standouts.

 

 

Alabama defense mixes blue-collar, blue-chip players

Posted 9/15/2017 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Anthony Averett has gone from raw recruit to two-year starting cornerback for the No. 1 Alabama football team. Levi Wallace and Jamey Mosely can top that: They began their Crimson Tide careers as walk-ons.

 

 

Story's play gives MSU depth on offensive line

Posted 9/14/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team's starting offensive line did nothing in its season opener against Charleston Southern to suggest changes would come. It wasn't until the first half of the second game against Louisiana Tech that the changes started, but it was unexpected.

 

 

Versatility, depth keys in MSU secondary's performance vs. run

Posted 9/13/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The classic dime package never was meant to be strong against the run. With six defensive backs on the field with four defensive linemen and a linebacker or three defensive linemen and two linebackers, the weakness lies in the box. The Mississippi State football team feels it has the players to neutralize that.

 

 

Pisacane brothers enjoyed year as walk-ons at MSU

Posted 9/13/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Tristan and Peyton Pisacane shared the dream of playing college football. Doing so together seemed almost impossible since Peyton had aspirations to attend the United States Military Academy (USMA) in West Point, New York.

 

 

Ole Miss' NCAA infractions hearing ends

Posted 9/13/2017 in College Sports

COVINGTON, Ky. -- Ole Miss' hearing with the NCAA's infractions committee has ended after two days of meetings.

 

 

No. 2 EMCC will start division play Thursday

Posted 9/13/2017 in College Sports

The No. 2 East Mississippi Community College football team will be back in its comfort zone when it plays 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Northeast Mississippi C.C. in its Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) North Division opener. EMCC will bring a 24-game division winning streak into the game. Its last loss came in 2012 in the regular-season finale at Itawamba C.C.

 

 

Notebook: Mullen takes slow start in stride

Posted 9/11/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen knew he had to choose his moment carefully.

 

 

Balanced effort leads MSU's ground attack

Posted 9/11/2017 in College Sports

RUSTON, La. -- Dan Mullen's eyes dropped to the box score in his hands. In addition to seeing two 100-yard rushers -- Nick Fitzgerald and Aeris Williams -- the Mississippi State football coach saw his team more than double Louisiana Tech in rushing yards (327-152).

 

 

Simmons fuels another dominating defensive effort

Posted 9/10/2017 in College Sports

RUSTON, La. -- As the midway point of the third quarter loomed, Gerri Green and Jeffery Simmons already had made an impact. Green forced a fumble that led to a quick score, while Simmons scored a touchdown after he blocked a punt. Green and Simmons then joined forces to put the game out of reach.

 

 

Hurts leads No. 1 Alabama past Fresno State

Posted 9/10/2017 in College Sports

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Jalen Hurts set the tone for the Alabama football team early in the week and again to start the game. Top-ranked Alabama needed to play better Saturday against Fresno State, he told his teammates. Hurts took care of his part of the bargain, rushing for 154 yards and two touchdowns and passing for a third score in a 41-10 victory Saturday.

 

 

Patterson sets record in Ole Miss' victory

Posted 9/10/2017 in College Sports

OXFORD -- Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson had a simple explanation for Saturday's record-breaking performance in a 45-23 victory against Tennessee-Martin.

 

 

Story plays key role for MSU's offensive line

Posted 9/10/2017 in College Sports

RUSTON, La. -- The Mississippi State football team hoped to get Daryl Williams some valuable experience on the offensive line Saturday night.

 

Ground game drives No. 2 EMCC to rout

Posted 9/8/2017 in College Sports

SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College graduate assistant Rodriguez Moore has high praise for sophomore running back Tyrell Price. "He is going to be better than me, maybe even a lot better," said Moore, with a wry smile.

 

MSU defense faces different challenge vs. Louisiana Tech

Posted 9/8/2017 in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State football team defended eight pass attempts in its season-opening 49-0 victory against Charleston Southern last week in Starkville. Meanwhile, in Ruston, Louisiana, Louisiana Tech threw the ball 10 times in the first quarter.

 

 

EMCC's Conner sees first action at QB

Posted 9/8/2017 in College Sports

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.

 

 

Beckom playing big role for Mississippi Gulf Coast

Posted 9/8/2017 in College Sports

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.

 

 

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