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Mississippi State Begins Four-Game Homestand By Hosting Troy

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September 20, 2013

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Following a hard-fought setback at Auburn last weekend, Mississippi State returns to the friendly confines of Davis Wade Stadium for a non-conference clash with Troy. The game begins a four-game homestand for MSU that runs through the month of October.

Fox Sports Net will provide the game’s 6:30 p.m. CT telecast, with Bob Rathbun and Tim Couch handling play-by-play duties. Jim Ellis, Matt Wyatt, and John Correro will provide the radio call on the Mississippi State Radio Network and through satellite radio on Sirius and XM (channels 113 & 201).

Gates to the stadium will open at 4:15 p.m. on Saturday. Fans are encouraged to attend the Dawg Walk in The Junction, which also starts at 4:15 p.m. The C Spire Wireless Fan Zone will be open across from The Junction from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., and this is a White Out game.

GENERAL GAME INFO
When:
Saturday, Sept. 21 - 6:30 p.m. CT
Where: Starkville, MS
Facility: Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field
   - Stadium Diagram, Information and Policies
Tickets: MSU Athletic Ticket Office (1-888-GO-DAWGS)
Parking/Gameday Traffic Info:
Interactive Gameday Fan Guide
Weather: Gameday Forecast | Current Radar
What Color To Wear This Week:  White

BROADCAST INFO
Television:
FSN
Live Video Streaming:
ESPN3 (blackout in 11-state SEC territory)
Watch Gatherings: See listing here
Radio: Mississippi State Bulldog Network
In-Stadium Radio Frequency: 100.9 or 107.9
Satellite Radio: Sirius 92, XM 199
Live Audio Streaming: HailStateTV
Live Stats: HailState.com

SOCIAL MEDIA
Gameday Social Media Feeds: Click here
Twitter:
@HailStateFB: In-game scoring updates
and notes direct from the
press box

@HailStateOps: Official information from
Mississippi State athletics regarding
traffic, parking, facility information, etc.

Facebook: Official MSU Football account
Instagram: Official MSU Football account
Fancred: HailState on Fancred

MSU coach Dan Mullen will also be wearing a patch to promote Coach To Cure MD to raise awareness and money to fund research for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. For more information on this childhood genetic disorder, visit www.CoachToCureMD.org.

The Bulldogs and the Trojans will meet for the fourth time on Saturday, with MSU winning the last two games in the series. Mullen’s squad held off a late rally last season to claim a 30-24 victory last year. Offense ruled the night as the teams combined for over 1,000 total yards, with Bulldog stars LaDarius Perkins and Chad Bumphis combining for almost 400 offensive yards and every MSU touchdown.

Mississippi State looks to bounce back from a tough 24-20 loss at Auburn last weekend. The Tigers scored with 10 seconds remaining to take the lead after the Bulldogs led for virtually the entire second half.

Sophomore quarterback Dak Prescott shined in his first-career road start, passing for 213 yards and rushing for 133 yards and two touchdowns. MSU’s defense created three turnovers on the day to go along with a season-high three sacks.

The Trojans suffered their first loss of the season in 41-34 affair at Arkansas State. Trojan quarterback Corey Robinson leads Coach Larry Blakeney’s high scoring offense. The senior had only thrown four incomplete passes all season before the game against ASU, and he has already amassed 870 yards through the air after only three games.

MSU boasts a 25-3-2 record all-time against teams from the Sun Belt and hasn’t lost a nonconference game at home since 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

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