Not so long ago, many people considered Starkville to be one of the most difficult places for foes to try to pick up a win on the gridiron. Coming into the 2000 season, the Bulldogs had not dropped a decision at Scott Field since the 1997 Egg Bowl.
Many thought that streak may be in jeopardy when the No. 3 Florida Gators paid a visit to a 2-1 Mississippi State squad in what was the home opener for the Bulldogs.
Instead, it was Florida that suffered their first loss of the season in a game that will always be remembered by Mississippi State fans.
Dicenzo Miller played a large role in the events, scoring the first touchdown for Mississippi State to give the Bulldogs a 13-0 lead in the second quarter. He finished the day with 19 carries for 172 yards and a score. His backfield partners, Dontae Walker (25 carries for 156 yards and a touchdown), and Wayne Madkin (two rushing scores and a passing touchdown) also came up big in the game.