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Game Day Guide: Auburn Edition

Headed to Starkville for the weekend? Here’s some things you should know

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Week 5 is in the books and this is not where we wanted to be. Our record is a full count sitting at three and two, but hope for the season is not totally lost. Let’s keep in mind last year LSU lost to Troy before eventually making it to the Citrus Bowl. And both Florida and Kentucky are more formidable foes than Troy no matter what year it is. I’m not going to pretend like it’s not disappointing, but I do believe there is still reason to get excited for game days. Let’s get into those reasons and outline a fool-proof, airtight, guaranteed plan for a successful weekend.

First thing upon getting into town Friday night is of course finding a quality place to eat. You could go with the standard Little Dooey’s or even Harvey’s if you’re looking for a little something extra, but I’d like to suggest Restaurant Tyler as a solid option. Finding something on the menu that you wouldn’t like would be like looking for our offense to score multiple touchdowns against Auburn. And do not leave there without trying their sweet potato cornbread; it is what I imagine holy manna from the Old Testament tasted very similar to.

Saturday morning you’re going to want to wake up to watch College Gameday, but seeing how breakfast is the most important meal of the day, we can’t skip it on an occasion as important as this. Last time we discussed breakfast food we suggested Starkville Café, and I still think that is a heck of a choice. However, both Strange Brew and City Bagel are quality options to start your day like a champion. If you are indecisive like I am, just have both. A cinnamon raison bagel with a cream cheese spread would pair nearly perfectly with Strange Brew’s Albino Squirrel.

Lunch will be covered by your above average tailgate spread consisting of all that is good. The Junction is where you’ll need to get your mind right for the game. Bulldog fans are going to have to show up in full force for this one if we want to win. Auburn, like MSU, has a stout defense though sometimes struggle offensively. This one is going to be very low scoring and could present flashbacks of the 3-2 game from ten years ago. Vegas has Auburn favored by 3.5 and the game could very well come down to one or two huge plays. In order to make sure that the dawgs are on the right side of those plays, the crowd needs to be fully into it. Davis Wade needs to be rocking Saturday night as we fight for our first SEC win of the year.

Once you finish cheering the dawgs to an exciting 10-6 victory, feel free to celebrate in any way you see fit. Your work at Davis Wade is done and Joe Moorhead and everyone that couldn’t be at the game appreciates your service.