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September 8th, 2013
The status of Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell for this week against Auburn is still in the air.
The senior missed the home opener for the Bulldogs against Alcorn State on Saturday, a 51-7 victory, due to a concussion he suffered in week one against Oklahoma State.
Sophomore backup signal caller Dak Prescott stepped in and got his first career start.
It is not often the high school football schedule changes after the season gets underway, but that very thing has taken place for French Camp Academy and Starkville Academy.
With Tupelo Christian Prep deciding to forgo football this season an open date arose on the Volunteers schedule and after looking at other area schools, coach Jeff Terrill put a call into Panthersâ€™ coach Nathan Wright.
Offensively, the Mississippi State Bulldogs couldn't get much going last week.
They corrected that on Saturday.
The Bulldogs kickstarted their offense with backup quarterback Dak Prescott as they rolled to a 51-7 victory over Alcorn State in the home opener at Davis Wade Stadium.
Mississippi State football fans were introduced to several new players and got to know others better on Saturday afternoon.
With injuries to several Bulldogs, it gave backups a chance to shine during a 51-7 victory over the Alcorn State Braves at Davis Wade Stadium.
It didn't take long for Starkville native Billy Shed of Alcorn State to introduce himself to Mississippi State's Kivon Coman.
On the opening kickoff, Shed gave Coman a pop just to make sure he knew he was there.
True freshman Ashton Shumpert took the field as a Bulldog for the first time on Saturday. During his appearance the running back compiled 22-carries for 98 yards and two touchdowns.
Shumpertâ€™s two trips to the end zone made him the first true freshman to score twice in a collegiate debut since Chad Bumphis in 2009.
WEST POINT â€“ The Starkville Yellowjackets had shifted all the momentum to their side in the second quarter.
West Point used the last 2 minutes of the second half to shift it back to its side.
GREENVILLE â€“ The Washington School Generals took advantage of a fast start from its offense and went on to defeat the Starkville Academy Volunteers 32-21 Friday night.
MABEN â€“ The East Webster Wolverines might have had a different story to tell today if games were decided by a teamâ€™s performance in the first half.
However, the second half proved to be quite the boost for the Wolverines, as they defeated the Nettleton Tigers 35-27.
WINONA â€“ Eupora coach Junior Graham said he wanted to pick up where the team left off last week.
Friday night, the Eagles did just that as they defeated Winona 49-14.