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Despite loss, Bulldogs enjoy rushing success

January 1, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Gator Bowl may not have gone in Mississippi State’s favor, but there was one bright spot in the form of the running game.

In a day where the passing game was not working, the Bulldogs looked towards Josh Robinson and LaDarius Perkins to establish an offensive surge on the ground.

MSU defense holds its own against talented opponent

January 1, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Mississippi State offense didn't give the defense much of a chance Tuesday afternoon.

They answered the call for the most part, but it wasn't enough as No. 21 (Associated Press) Northwestern (10-3) beat the Bulldogs 34-20 in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl at EverBank Field.

MSU seniors leave with winning mark

January 1, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Taking with them a 29-22 record, the 2012 Mississippi State senior class finished as the winningest senior class in over a decade.

“We didn’t finish this thing out like we wanted to, but those seniors had a good run here at Mississippi State," Bulldogs running back LaDarius Perkins said. "Those were some great seniors that we had.”

Establishing the run: MSU offensive line understands importance of job for Gator Bowl

December 31, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Mississippi State is looking to find some success on the offensive side of the ball.

To do that, the Bulldogs have to start with the offensive line.

Banks wants Bulldogs to go out playing hard

December 31, 2012

What a year!

For Mississippi State senior Johnthan Banks, 2012 was one of the best years to date, but it was a season that almost did not happen.

As last year wound down, the defensive back weighed his options and at the last moment decided to return for his senior season.

It is a choice the senior does not regret.

Brewster, Bulldogs a good fit

December 30, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – There was some uncertainty about coach Tim Brewster when he arrived on the Mississippi State University campus.

As the Bulldogs come to the end of the 2012-13 football season, Brewster's name sticks out.

MSU's Swedenburg becomes consistent

December 30, 2012

Being a college punter is something Baker Swedenburg has been working toward since he was a lowly freshman at Heritage Academy.

The Mississippi State junior got some help from one of the all times great in high school. Swedenburg attended Ray Guy camps when he was younger.

MSU loses 59-57 to Alabama A&M of SWAC

December 30, 2012

The return to the basketball floor for Mississippi State's Jalen Steele was spoiled by another bunch of Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon.

After holding as much as a 15-point lead in the first half, MSU lost a 59-57 decision to the Alabama A&M Bulldogs of the Southwestern Athletic Conference at Humphrey Coliseum.

State championship: Two words heard frequently on local sports front in 2012

December 30, 2012

There were two words that came up quite frequently on the local sports front in 2012 - state championship.

Starkville High School football closed the year on a high note by winning the Class 5A State championship. That accomplishment was chosen as the top area sports story of 2012 by the Starkville Daily News staff.

MSU prepares for Northwestern QBs

December 30, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Mississippi State defense has struggled defending a mobile quarterback this season.

On Tuesday, the Bulldogs (8-4) face off against another signal caller that doesn't like to stay in the pocket. MSU plays No. 21 (Associated Press) Northwestern in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. and can be seen on ESPN2.

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