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Mississippi State looked impressive in its football opener against Southern Miss.
The Bulldogs shut out the Golden Eagles 49-0 Saturday night, which was the first shutout for the Bulldog defense since a 17-0 win over South Carolina in 1999.
In dramatic fashion, Mississippi State's women's soccer team capped off an exciting sports weekend with a 2-1 victory over the University of Southern Mississippi.
Mississippi State flexed its muscles on both sides of the ball as it renewed an old rivalry Saturday night.
The Bulldogs weren't good hosts as they beat in-state foe Southern Mississippi 49-0 in newly renovated Davis Wade Stadium, which held a record crowd of 61,889 in the first contest between the two schools since 1990.
The poor weather conditions weren't going to rain on Mississippi State's parade Saturday night.
In conjunction with the expansion and renovation of Davis Wade Stadium, the 100-year anniversary of Scott Field is being celebrated this season by the Bulldogs.
There was definitely some anticipation heard in Jay Hughes' voice in Hoover, Ala., at Southeastern Conference media days when the subject of Mississippi State's game against Southern Mississippi came up.
The reason for that is the Mississippi State senior safety spent part of his high school playing days in Hattiesburg.
OXFORD â€“ If you didn't know any better, you might think Brady Davis is in his fourth year starting for the Starkville Yellowjackets.
But that's not the case.
PELAHATCHIE â€“ The Starkville Academy Volunteers won their second game in as many attempts to start the season with a 31-10 decision over East Rankin Academy on Friday night.
Houston Clark was sharp offensively for the Vols with 123 yards rushing on 13 carries and one touchdown and completed 5-of-10 pass attempts for 74 yards and another score.
MABEN â€“ Sometimes it only takes one quarter to make a statement.
That's what the East Webster Wolverines did on Friday night.
The Wolverines used a high-scoring first quarter to take down Noxapater 35-0, improving to 2-0 this young season. East Webster scored three touchdowns in the opening period, allowing coach Doug Wilsonâ€™s team to step into the driverâ€™s seat early.
FRENCH CAMP â€“ Complete might be the only word available to describe the play displayed by Eupora Friday evening.
After a strong showing on both offense and defense, the Eagles departed French Camp with a 51-0 victory.
A football series was started last year between the Starkville Yellowjackets and the Oxford Chargers in hopes that a rivalry would develop similar to what the colleges of those towns have.
Mississippi State and Ole Miss battle for the Golden Egg Trophy each year and now Starkville and Oxford play in a game that was called Little Egg Bowl last season.