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September 17th, 2014
Mississippi State hung close with LSU for three quarters last year in Starkville.
The Tigers pulled away in the fourth quarter, as they scored 28 points in the final quarter to take a 59-26 victory.
LSU only led 31-26 going to that fourth quarter.
This year MSU head coach Dan Mullen understands it will take a full 60 minutes of play to come out on top.
Quarterback Brady Davis and his Starkville High School offensive bunch have been putting up some nice numbers early in the football season.
The Yellowjackets have been clicking in the passing game and has been a major reason why they are 3-0 at this point with victories over Noxubee County, Oxford and West Point.
ACKERMAN â€“ At the center of every football game stands one man â€“ the quarterback.
For Choctaw County, that man is Jamarcus Bradley and the Chargers would not have it any other way.
The Southeastern Conference Western Division is not just about LSU, Alabama and Auburn right now.
Those teams have been locked in when it comes to national championships over the last few years, but there are some others that have shown a measure of talent early this season.
Mississippi State has not leaned heavily on just one specific thing offensively through the first three games.
The Bulldog offense has actually been very balanced.
Mississippi State's offense will face a formable defense this week.
After compiling 1,580 yards of total offense â€“ 526.7 per game â€“ and 131 points for 43.7 points an outing, the Bulldogs (3-0) start Southeastern Conference play on the road at No. 8 LSU (3-0) on Saturday.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have put up huge numbers on the offensive side of the football this season.
MSU co-offensive coordinator Billy Gonzales said experience is a big reason for that.
MABEN â€“ Two tradition rich softball teams in its respective classifications met in a pair of slow pitch softball slugfests n in Webster County on Monday.
In Class 2A, that team is the East Webster Lady Wolverines.
Move up to Class 5A and the Lady Rockets of Neshoba Central fit that topic.
At Nikki Jones Memorial Field, the Lady Rockets won both games 27-16 and 25-12.
Mississippi State is right where it thought it would be after three games.
The Bulldogs are 3-0 after wins over Southern Miss, UAB and South Alabama on the road. MSU has just one non-conference game left with UT-Martin coming to Starkville for homecoming. Other than that, the Bulldogs play eight Southeastern Conference games.
Mississippi State had a "message" to send Sunday on the soccer field.
Facing a 6-0-1 Louisiana Tech squad, the Bulldogs were determined to show people they were tough.
With a 2-1 victory to hand the Lady Techsters their first loss, the mission was accomplished.