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Mississippi State vs. Tennessee - Game No. 6 - OPEN THREAD

Come chat with us as we watch Mississippi State take on its toughest challenge of the year in a big matchup under the lights of Davis Wade Stadium against the University of Tennessee.

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It's finally here. The first real test. We thought Auburn would be it, but it looks like Tennessee will be. Tonight State heads out to do battle with a very good Tennessee Volunteer team at Davis Wade Stadium. This is a game that many say could go either way, and why not - both teams have talent all over the field. For Tennessee and Derek Dooley, things are at a bit of a tipping point for the season. Win against MSU and you can temper off the complaints if you lose to Alabama and South Carolina. But lose to MSU then lose to those two, and there will be calls for Dooley's head.

For Mississippi State, it's about earning respect. We get very little, but respect is something earned, not given, and State will have another chance to earn some Saturday night. There are no moral victories here, only W's and L's in the appropriate column. Can State add a W to their record and continue one of the best starts in school history? We will find out soon. One thing's for sure - Tyler Bray and company won't make that easy for us. State will have to earn a victory, but the best things often aren't easy, and that includes wins in the SEC. It's Bulldogs, it's Volunteers, it's SEC football live from Davis Wade. Let's go State!

Mississippi State

5-0 Overall / 2-0 SEC
Mississippi State Football
Game Notes & Depth Chart
3-2 Overall / 0-2 SEC
Tennessee Football
Game Notes & Depth Chart

• Series: UT leads, 28-15-1
(in Starkville: UT leads, 5-4 | in Knoxville: UT leads, 13-7 | Neutral Sites: UT leads, 10-4-1
• First Meeting: never met | Last Meeting: never met
• Current Win Streak: UT, 6 games | Last 10 Years: UT leads, 4-0
• Dan Mullen vs. UT: never met | Derek Dooley vs. MSU: 1-0 | Dan Mullen vs. Derek Dooley: never met

When: Saturday, Oct. 13 - 8 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:
East Side-Maroon; West Side-White

Television: ESPN2
Live Video Streaming: ESPN3
Radio: Mississippi State Bulldog Network
Satellite Radio: Sirius 128, XM 197
Live Audio Streaming: HailStateTV
Live Stats:
Live Blog:
@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

1994 Tennessee @ Missississippi State (via sparky39762)