Mississippi State Rumors & News

  • Mississippi State lands coveted Starkville LB Willie Gay on National Signing Day

    SEC Country "Mississippi State couldn’t bear to let a prized recruit leave town on National Signing Day for the second straight year. Fortunately for Dan Mullen and his staff, their efforts with 2017 stud Willie Gay paid off in a big way Wednesday morning. Before a packed crowd at Starkville High School,..." February 01

  • Louisville's Todd Grantham to become Mississippi State defensive coordinator

    SI "Mississippi State is hiring Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, according to a source. Grantham agreed to a multi-year deal to become the next defensive coordinator in Starkville. Current Mississippi State defensive coordinator Peter Sirmon will not return to the Bulldogs next..." January 11

  • Hankerson dismissed from MSU, charged with armed robbery

    The Clarion-Ledger "John Michael Hankerson is no longer enrolled at Mississippi State after he was arrested Wednesday for a third time within a month. The former Bulldog safety was charged with five counts of armed robbery, three counts of aggravated assault and two counts of kidnapping, according to the Oktibbeha..." December 29

  • Mississippi State wins St. Petersburg Bowl on blocked FG

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Miami (Ohio) Redhawks were one kick away from turning an 0-6 start to the 2016 season into a 7-6 finish with a bowl victory over an SEC program. However, Mississippi State defensive tackle Nelson Adams had other ideas. Adams blocked a 37-yard field goal..." December 26

  • Fitzgerald (5 TDs), Mississippi State drill Ole Miss

    The Sports Xchange "Quarterback Nick Fitzgerald ran for a school-record 258 yards and two touchdowns and passed for three more as visiting Mississippi State routed Mississippi 55-20 in the Egg Bowl rivalry game on Saturday in Oxford, Miss. Mississippi State (5-7, 3-5 SEC) prevented the Rebels -- who were 11th..." November 26

  • No. 1 Alabama overwhelms Mississippi State

    The Sports Xchange "TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Behind four passing touchdowns from freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts, No. 1 Alabama cruised to a 51-3 victory over Mississippi State in Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday. Three of Hurts' touchdown passes went to ArDarius Stewart, as both parts of the duo had career..." November 12

  • Mississippi State shocks No. 4 Texas A&M

    The Sports Xchange "It was an astonishing moment when Texas A&M was introduced as the No. 4 team in the country in the initial College Football Playoff rankings. The Aggies can look for themselves lower in the rankings this Tuesday. Texas A&M had no answer for how to deal with Mississippi State sophomore..." November 05

  • Fitzgerald helps Mississippi State hold off Samford

    The Sports Xchange "Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald accounted for seven touchdowns, including a career-high five touchdown passes, as the Bulldogs struggled to beat lower-division Samford 56-41 on Saturday in Starkville, Miss. Mississippi State (3-5) ended a three-game skid but gave up 627 yards..." October 29

  • Kentucky beats Mississippi State on final play

    The Sports Xchange "Austin MacGinnis kicked a 51-yard field goal as time expired to give Kentucky a wild 40-38 victory over visiting Mississippi State on Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky. Stephen Johnson threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns for Kentucky (4-3). Benjamin Snell Jr. rushed for..." October 23

  • BYU upends Mississippi State in 2 OT

    The Sports Xchange "Senior quarterback Taysom Hill passed for three touchdowns, including the decisive score to junior tight end Tanner Balderree, as Brigham Young posted a 28-21 double-overtime victory over Mississippi State on Friday night in Provo, Utah. Hill's 25-yard scoring pass to Balderree came on the..." October 15

  • Auburn dominates Mississippi State as Pettway runs for 3 TDs

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore running back Kamryn Pettway had a career performance, leading surging Auburn to a 38-14 SEC road win over Mississippi State on Saturday. Pettway finished with a career-high 169 yards rushing and three touchdowns for the Tigers (4-2, 2-1 SEC), who have bounced back from a home loss..." October 08

  • Fitzgerald guides Mississippi State past Massachusetts

    The Sports Xchange "Nick Fitzgerald threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 110 yards to lead Mississippi State to a 47-35 non-conference victory over Massachusetts on Saturday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Fitzgerald threw two touchdown passes to Fred Ross, his third and fourth TD..." September 24