Archive - 2013
Four games into the season, Mississippi State has seen its fair share of highs and lows.
The Bulldogs (2-2, 0-1) are coming off a 62-7 victory over Troy on Saturday. Being satisfied going into the off week is something MSU head coach Dan Mullen doesn't want his players to be.
The Starkville Academy Lady Volunteers have found a positive rhythm offensively in the last two weeks.
As the postseason begins in softball for Mississippi Association of Independent Schools, Starkville Academy coach Kayla Mosley hopes her team is entering the North State AAA Tournament in Columbus today at the top of its game.
In this day and age, experience is always a benefit when it comes to football.
Last season, the West Oktibbeha Timberwolves had an 8-3 record and the luxury of strong veterans like Von Smith and Tiberias Lampkin to lean on giving them experience and leadership.
When Adam Dillinger looks at the film from Friday night's win over Houston, it won't be happy with some of the things he saw on offense.
The Choctaw County head coach saw his team struggle, although it rained and field conditions were sloppy.
If Mississippi State was still thinking about last week's heart-breaking loss to Auburn, it didn't show on Saturday night.
The Bulldogs rolled past Troy 62-7 at Davis Wade Stadium in front of a sellout crowd.
"I felt, at practice, we had a much better week this last week," MSU head coach Dan Mullen. "We were going to improve from week three to four and it showed out there on the field."
A successful trick play can certainly change the momentum of a football game.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs found that to be true on Saturday night.
At the beginning of the second quarter of Saturday's 62-7 victory over the Troy Trojans, the Bulldogs benefitted from one of those plays at Davis Wade Stadium.
Dan Mullen made it a goal of his to see every ticket for Davis Wade Stadium sold.
On Saturday night, he got another sellout.
The Bulldogs sold out DWS for the 25th straight time as they went onto a 62-7 victory over non-conference opponent Troy.
"I thank our crowd," Mullen said. "Our crowd gave us that home-field advantage again."
Coming on the heels of an appearance in the College World Series National Championship Series, Mississippi State's recruiting class was recognized as one of the best in the nation.
Collegiate Baseball released its rankings on Friday and the Bulldogs were No. 2 on the list.
The 2012-13 ranking class is the highest in school history. MSU's 1994 class was ranked No. 1 in the country.
SENATOBIA â€“ The Starkville Academy Volunteers managed to shut out Magnolia Heights in the second half Friday night, but the damage had been done in the first as the homestanding Chiefs won a 20-8 decision.
The Vols held a dangerous Magnolia Heights offensive to only 20 points and eight first downs on a rainy night. The Chiefs were able to score 75 points last week.
MABEN â€“ Coach Danny Crawford knew West Oktibbeha was in for a battle as they prepared to face a tough Noxapater team on Friday.
Adding to the challenge was the inclement weather that had plagued Oktibbeha County leading up to the game.
West Oktibbeha was never able to get traction on the wet, soggy field as the Tigers recorded a 42-0 victory.