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.