Blog – Pregame: Troy at Mississippi State (with video)

Records: MSU (1-2), Troy (2-1)

Kickoff: 6:30 p.m.


Stadium: Davis Wade Stadium

QB matchup: MSU sophomore Dak Prescott (34-46 passing for 476 yards and two TDs, 32 rushes for 162 yards and three TDs) vs. Troy senior Corey Robinson (77-102 passing for 870 yards, 7 TDs and three interceptions)

Officials: Referee – Tony Backert, Umpire – Stan Weihe, Linesman – Keith Johnson, Line judge – Buddy Burt, Field judge – DuVal West, Side judge – Bart Horne, Back judge – Lance Bobbitt, Alternate – Hubert Owens

One big thing to watch: Troy’s QB, Robinson has shredded secondaries this season. The MSU secondary is young, but is getting better. The matchup may just determine the game.

Gameday surprise: Tyler Russell was cleared for contact on Thursday, but Dak will get the start. Not sure how much of Tyler we will see.

Also, it’s not raining. Yesterday afternoon when I looked at the forecast it showed rain for tonight. It feels great and we are not wet, so that’s a plus.


Offensive coordinator Les Koenning

Defensive coordinator Geoff Collins

Pregame song(s): Mailbox by Six Market Blvd – I just discovered this band this week. I have been pulled in like a tractor beam. I hope you enjoy.


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