Mississippi State football

Mississippi State wide receiver Rara Thomas (0) points to the crowd in celebration after scoring the first touchdown of the game on Saturday night.

After lightning struck offensively and defensively from MSU’s units in the first few minutes of the game, literal lightning halted play for nearly three hours. The Bulldogs regrouped and made a late night memorable in a 49-23 victory over the Tigers.

For more on this story, plus a column from the game by sports editor Danny P. Smith, read our news edition from Sunday, September 4, or click here to subscribe to our e-edition.

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