Records: MSU (0-0), USM (0-0)
Kickoff: 6:30 p.m.
TV: SEC Network
Stadium: Davis Wade Stadium
QB matchup: MSU junior Dak Prescott (156-of-267 for 1,940 yards, 10 touchdowns and 7 interceptions, 134 rushes for 829 yards and 13 touchdowns) vs. USM sophomore Nick Mullens (136-of-276 for 1,776 yards, 13 touchdowns and 14 interceptions) – Last year’s stats
Officials: Referee – Steve LaMantia, Umpire – Mark Baynes, Head Linesmen – Max Causey, Line Judge – Nick Theriot, Field Judge – Scott Gasaway, Side Judge – Chris Cockrell, Back Judge – Kenny Long
One big thing to watch: Davis Wade Stadium underwent a two-year renovation. The result in the north end zone added more seating and horseshoed the stadium. This is the first game here since the renovation was completed. It should be a cool atmosphere, especially with it being the first game against USM since 1990.
Gameday surprise: Sophomore running back Ashton Shumpert is suspended for violation of team rules.
Jimmy Buffett graduated from Southern Miss. And the song is not bad either. I hope you enjoy.