Mississippi State vs. Middle Tennessee State - Game No. 7 - OPEN THREAD

Can State smoke out the Blue Raiders and move to 7-0 tonight? - Photo Courtesy of Mississippi State University | Mansel Guerry

Come chat with us as we watch Mississippi State take on a second straight foe from the state of Tennessee as the Bulldogs and Blue Raiders do battle on Homecoming night at Davis Wade Stadium.

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Welp, we passed another test. Last Saturday was one of the funnest night's of recent memory for Bulldog fans, and now we turn our attention away from Derek Dooley, Tyler Bray and company to the Blue Raiders of Middle Tennessee State. MTSU comes in confident, as they beat Georgia Tech resoundingly in Atlanta, but also cautious, as earlier this week they lost their star running back for the season with a knee injury.

This is the place in the season where one might be tempted to allude to this game using a word from Admiral Ackbar's famous phrase, but I won't do so here. I expect Danny Dan to have the team focused, have them ready for the task at hand this week, and keep them from looking ahead to the task next week, although it is quite tempting.

It's football, it's homecoming, it's our favorite place to be in the world. Saturday night, under the lights of Davis Wade Stadium, it's Middle Tennessee State and Mississippi State, doing battle, as the Bulldogs look to move to 7-0, and the Blue Raiders look to play upset special yet again. Here's to hoping we see the former tonight, and not the latter.

Hail State!

Mississippi State

Middle Tennessee
6-0 Overall / 3-0 SEC
Mississippi State Football
Game Notes & Depth Chart
4-2 Overall / 2-1 Sun Belt
Middle Tennessee Football
Game Notes & Depth Chart

• Series: MSU leads, 4-0
(in Starkville: MSU leads, 3-0 | in Murfreesboro: MSU leads, 1-0 | Neutral Sites: never met
• First Meeting: MSU, 40-7 (9/4/1999 in Starkville) | Last Meeting: MSU, 27-6 (10/17/2009 in Murfressboro)
• Current Win Streak: MSU, 4 games | Last 10 Years: MSU leads, 2-0
• Dan Mullen vs. MT: 1-0 | Rick Stockstill vs. MSU: 0-2 | Dan Mullen vs. Rick Stockstill: 1-0

When: Saturday, Oct. 20 - 6 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:
All-New Interactive Gameday Fan Guide
Weather: Gameday Forecast | Current Radar
What Color To Wear This Week:

Television: ESPN2
Live Video Streaming: WatchESPN
Radio: Mississippi State Bulldog Network
Satellite Radio: Sirius 94, XM 199
Live Audio Streaming: HailStateTV
Live Stats: HailState.com
Live Blog: HailState.com
@mstategameday: Official information from
Mississippi State athletics regarding
traffic, parking, facility information, etc.
@mstateFB: In-game scoring updates
and notes direct from the
press box at Davis Wade Stadium

Also, if you've missed any of our preview coverage of tonight's game this week make sure to check it out in the MTSU vs. MSU storystream.

Anthony Dixon breaks a record and later flips into the endzone (via dbnyou)

all game information above courtesy of Mississippi State University | HailState.com

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