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Countdown to Kickoff: 24 Days

We’re counting down to MSU’s season opener against Oklahoma State on Aug. 31, giving you a significant number to ponder as August trudges on. Today’s number is… ––––– 24. Fourth-quarter scoring can be meaningful, or it can be meaningless. It

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Premature Preview 2013: Troy

Previously: Oklahoma State, Alcorn State, Auburn Our weekly look at MSU’s 2013 football schedule continues today with the second non-conference game of the season. This Troy team gave State fits last year, piling up 572 yards of offense and nearly

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Gator Bowl Prediction: Intriguing Matchups Abound

• The matchup: MSU (8-4) vs. No. 21 Northwestern (9-3) • The kickoff: 11 a.m. CT, ESPN2 • The weather: We’re looking at temps in the low 60s by kickoff with a high of 67. Lots of sunshine, no chance of rain. • The

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Week 14 Statshot: 73.3

Fourth down has not been kind to Mississippi State’s defense. The Bulldogs (8-4, 4-4 SEC) have allowed opponents to convert on 11 of 15 fourth downs this season, or 73.3%. That ranks last in the SEC and 114th in the

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Game Day Eve: Mettenberger Emerges; Tons o’ Links

This week’s game: No. 22 MSU (7-2, 3-2 SEC) at No. 9 LSU (7-2, 3-2), Saturday, 6 p.m., ESPN (Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe) ––––– Mississippi State’s defense has a lot to prepare for when it comes to this LSU offense.

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Basketball Videos: Ray, Steele Preview Season Opener

Mississippi State opens its 101st season of men’s basketball on Friday at Troy, and we spoke with new coach Rick Ray and junior guard Jalen Steele this afternoon about it. The Bulldogs have suffered numerous personnel losses this offseason, and there’s a

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Game 9 Prediction: Texas A&M at MSU

• The matchup: No. 16 Texas A&M (6-2, 3-2 SEC) at No. 17 MSU (7-1, 3-1) • The kickoff: 11 a.m., ESPN • The weather: The Snow Bowl rematch is gonna be warm, with the high temperature expected to be 83 degrees. Lots

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MSU-Alabama Pregame: Bulldogs Won’t Stop Believing

Today’s game: No. 13 MSU (7-0, 3-0 SEC) at No. 1 Alabama (7-0, 4-0), 7:30 p.m., ESPN (Brad Nessler play-by-play, Todd Blackledge analyst, Holly Rowe sideline), XM 85, Sirius 85. ––––– TUSCALOOSA, Ala. | Well, it’s finally here. The game we’ve all

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Middle Tennessee-MSU Pregame: Youngsters See Increased Roles

Today’s game: Middle Tennessee State (4-2) at No. 15 MSU (6-0), 6 p.m., ESPN2 (Joe Davis play-by-play, Brock Huard analyst, Jessica Mendoza sideline), XM 199, Sirius 94. ––––– We’ve seen a lot of MSU’s young players this season, they were the subject

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MSU Visits South Carolina, Gets Two Off-Weeks in 2013

The SEC released the 2013 schedule this afternoon, and the most notable part for Mississippi State is it’s taking a road trip to South Carolina on Nov. 2. The Bulldogs played the Gamecocks at home last year, losing 14-12, and

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Week 8 Statshot: 8

Backup QB Dak Prescott has converted two fourth downs this season for MSU. (Photo by Brad Locke)

Mississippi State hasn’t been the best third-down team, converting only 38.6 percent of the time. That’s tied for ninth in the SEC. But on fourth downs, the Bulldogs have been clutch. MSU has gone for it on fourth down 10

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