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September 3rd, 2012
Monday may have been Labor Day and most people took the holiday off.
When it comes to having to play the Auburn Tigers next, the Mississippi State Bulldogs had no choice but to go to work.
MSU head football coach Dan Mullen saw the holiday as an opportunity to get some things accomplished while the players didn't have to attend classes.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs made a rather successful debut in the 2012 season opener Saturday night.
On Sunday, they turned the page and their focus to the beginning of the Southeastern Conference season and the Auburn Tigers.
South Alabama didn't do it on August 26.
The University of Louisiana-Monroe tried and failed on Friday night.
On Sunday afternoon, Georgia State became the third team in as many matches not to be able to score a goal on the Mississippi State soccer team.
Skylar Rosson recorded five saves as the Bulldogs won a 3-0 decision at the MSU soccer field.
Teams work tirelessly to get ready for the season opener of the college football season, not knowing if they are truly prepared.
On Saturday night, the Bulldogs saw the efforts of the past eight months culminate with a 56-9 victory over the visiting Jackson State Tigers.
It's true that Jackson State didn't present even close to the type of defense the Mississippi State Bulldogs will see on down the line later this football season.
Still, it was nice to see the balance the Bulldogs showed offensively during Saturday night's 56-9 victory over the visiting Tigers.
TUPELO â€“ Caleb Wilson and the Starkville Yellowjackets turned in a breakout performance against the Golden Wave with 28 points and 334 yards of offense picking up the first win of the season 28-0 in Tupelo.
The sophomore quarterback played with poise beyond his years on Friday night as he threw for three touchdowns on an 8-for-12 effort for 180 yards.
ACKERMAN â€“ The Ackerman High School football team could not find its offense, but found two big plays on special teams to ensure a win.
The Indians beat Choctaw County rival French Camp 14-3 Friday night to improve to 3-0 for the season at Dale Davidson Field.
The Ackerman offense struggled early on and fumbled the ball on its second play from scrimmage. It had four fumbles in the contest.
MABEN â€“ The East Webster Wolverines proved to be too much for the Weir Lions as the Wolverines started their three-game home stretch with a 41-0 victory over the Lions Friday night.
East Webster improved its record to 3-0 for the season.
SENATOBIA â€“ The Starkville Academy Volunteers couldn't get a 14-12 half-time lead to stand up and lost a 25-14 decision to Magnolia Heights School on Friday night.
Starkville Academy, which fell to 1-2, won the statistical battle, but it did not equal out to a victory on the scoreboard.
WINONA â€“ The Eupora Eagles totaled 269 yards and beat Winona 22-13 Friday night.
Vandy Smith got Eupora going when he scored on a 54-yard run in the first quarter.
Justin Lewis connected from 34 yards to give Eupora a 10-0 lead in the first quarter.