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September 8th

MSU's Mullen valued time with legend Cristil

September 8, 2014

Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen took over the program in 2009, giving him just two seasons with legendary broadcaster Jack Cristil.
Cristil passed away Sunday at the age of 88 after a long battle with cancer, but the "Voice of the Bulldogs" and Mullen spent two football seasons together. 

SMITH COLUMN: Calls of Cristil will be forever etched in mind

September 8, 2014

The words of legendary Mississippi State broadcaster Jack Cristil on Nov. 1, 1980 still sends chills up my spine.
"Bulldogs recover! Bulldogs recover! Bulldogs recover!"
It's probably the most famous call in MSU football history.
The Bulldogs played the No. 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide in Jackson and there weren't many that gave State much of a chance that day.

MSU's Smith gets honor once again

September 8, 2014

For the second week in a row, Mississippi State's Preston Smith won the Southeastern Conference Defensive Lineman of the Week.
The senior becomes just the third Bulldog to win the honor twice, both Pernell McPhee and Fletcher Cox won it at least twice.
Smith is just the second to win the award in consecutive weeks. Cox won the award on Oct. 10 and 17 in 2011.

SHS likes standing early in the swimming season

September 8, 2014

There is nothing that can benefit a team more early in the season than to have an event in familiar surroundings.
That was case for the Starkville Yellowjackets on Monday as the hosted the Starkville High Invitational.

September 7th

Defensive touchdown provided needed points for the Bulldogs

September 7, 2014

Sometimes the best offense is a good defense.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs took advantage of a defensive touchdown on Saturday that was key in them picking up a 47-34 victory over the UAB Blazers.

Yellowjackets seek to thrive at home meet

September 7, 2014

Across the board, one thing stands out as a consistent advantage, competing at home.
The Starkville Yellowjackets swim team will enjoy that benefit today as they host the Starkville High Invitational.

September 6th

Mississippi State seizes momentum with blocked punt

September 7, 2014

The Mississippi State Bulldogs needed a spark coming out of the locker room at halftime.
Kivon Coman and the MSU special teams obliged.
After stopping the UAB Blazers on offense to open the third quarter, Coman blocked a punt by Hunter Mullins and Nick Griffin recovered for the Bulldogs at the 20-yard line.

SMITH COLUMN: MSU secondary gives up yards, Mullen unhappy

September 7, 2014

There were three numbers that were a definite concern for Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen on Saturday.
When his Bulldogs gave up 88, 81 and 75 yards on touchdown passes against the UAB Blazers, it did not make Mullen a happy man.
Mullen pretty much informed the defensive coaches after the game that there would be an early wakeup call today.

Bulldog QB Prescott has another big day

September 7, 2014

Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott became the first player in Mississippi State history to throw for at least four touchdowns while simultaneously rushing for over 100 yards.
He accomplished the feat with five touchdowns and 111 yards rushing in Saturday's 47-34 victory over the UAB Blazers at Davis Wade Stadium.

September 5th

Jackets go the distance: Kicking and passing game leads SHS over West Point

September 6, 2014

It was all about going the distance on Friday night for the Starkville High School Yellowjackets.
Whether it was off the foot of Michael Godley or with the passing of quarterback Brady Davis to wide receiver AJ Brown, the Jackets had the knack for the big number.
The results was 34-3 victory over the rival West Point Green Wave at Yellowjacket Stadium.

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