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Gameday: Bulldogs, No. 11 LSU Clash in SEC Opener Under The Lights

September 15, 2017

Gameday: Bulldogs, No. 11 LSU Clash in SEC Opener Under The Lights

For complete information, visit HailState.com/gameday

STARKVILLE, Miss. – A raucous environment for the Southeastern Conference opener awaits as Mississippi State clashes with No. 11 LSU at 6 p.m. CT Saturday in Davis Wade Stadium. For complete gameday information, visit HailState.com/gameday.

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STARKVILLE, Miss. – A raucous environment for the Southeastern Conference opener awaits as Mississippi State clashes with No. 11 LSU at 6 p.m. CT Saturday in Davis Wade Stadium. For complete gameday information, visit HailState.com/gameday.

The Bulldogs (2-0) and Tigers (2-0) meet for the 111th time and the last three meetings have come down to five points or less with all being decided in the final two minutes. Through two weeks, both squads boast two of league’s top defenses. MSU allows 174.0 yards per game – good for third in the league – while LSU issues just 169.5 yards per contest, which is second in the SEC.

SEC Nation kicks off the day’s events, airing live from 9-11 a.m. on SEC Network. The pit opens at 7:30 a.m. Free SEC Nation and “Hail State” t-shirts will be handed out while supplies last. There will also be a contest for the “best sign” with the winner getting two pregame sideline passes. Head coach Dan Mullen will make a live appearance on the show that features Laura Rutledge, Tim Tebow, Paul Finebaum, Marcus Spears and Lauren Sisler.

Tickets/Fan Zone
The Davis Wade Stadium ticket office opens at 3 p.m. and all gates will open at 4 p.m. Limited tickets remain for the contest and are also available for purchase on HailState.com. The C Spire Fan Zone opens at 2 p.m. The “Dawg Walk” will take place at 4 p.m. in the Junction. The C Spire Fan Zone schedule for Saturday is as follows:
3-3:30 p.m. Women’s Golf autographs
3:30-4 p.m. Women’s Basketball autographs
4-4:30 p.m. Men’s Tennis autographs and photos with Jak
4:30-5 p.m. Track & Field London World Championships participant autographs

What To Wear
Fans in the lower levels and suites are encouraged to wear maroon. Fans in the upper levels and Scoreboard club are encouraged to wear white.    

Viewing Information
The game will be televised live in primetime on ESPN with Joe Tessitore (play-by-play), Todd Blackledge (analyst) and Holly Rowe (sideline) calling the action. Live streaming video is available via the Watch ESPN app and WatchESPN.com. The contest is also being broadcast internationally on ESPN International.

Listening Information
The MSU Sports Network C Spire Tailgate Show goes live at 4 p.m. Neil Price, Matt Wyatt and Jay Perry will call the game on the network (check for affiliates here). Live audio is also available for FREE at HailState.com and via the TuneIn app.  For fans in Starkville, they can tune to 100.9 FM.

Social Media/Live Stats
Live updates from the game are available via MSU’s official social media channels: TwitterInstagram and Facebook (click the links). Fans can also follow behind-the-scenes content via SnapChat by searching for HailStateSnap. Live stats are available via Stat Broadcast at MSU.StatBroadcast.com.

Clear Bag Policy
Fans are reminded of the SEC’s league-wide clear bag policy this season. Fans are encouraged not to bring any types of bags inside SEC stadiums during football games; however, the following outlines bags that are permitted:
— Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″
— One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar)
— Small clutch bags, with or without a handle or strap, that do not exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″ (approximately the size of a hand)
— An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at gates B and I of Davis Wade Stadium. 
— Full details are available at HailState.com/clearbag.

Golf Cart/Low-Speed Vehicle Policy
Fans also are reminded that all privately owned golf carts are expected to operate in the same manner as an automobile or other motorized vehicle.
— All golf carts must comply with Mississippi Motor Vehicle and Traffic regulations. (See Miss. Code Annotated Title 63-1-1 seq.)
— Operators of private golf carts must possess a valid driver’s license and proper insurance identifying the vehicle driven.
— All privately owned golf carts operated on campus must possess a valid license plate.
— Privately owned golf carts may only be operated on streets open for public traffic. Privately owned golf carts will not be allowed access to roadways closed prior to game time, such as Creelman Street, Barr Avenue, B.S. Hood Drive, and Stone Boulevard.
— Without exception, private golf carts are prohibited on any grass or any tailgating areas, such as the Cullis Wade Depot lawn, Fan Fare area, the Junction, West Lawn tent area, or other areas on gameday.
— Privately owned golf carts may not be driven alongside any closed road or on any sidewalks or grass.
— Privately owned golf carts must possess a license plate and have a valid Bulldog Club Parking Pass or Public Paid Parking Pass to park in campus lots on gameday. As with automobiles, golf carts may not exit and re-enter reserved or pay lots on gamedays.
— Violation of these rules could result in the issuance of traffic citations and other penalties, as outlined by state laws and/or university policies.
— Privately owned all-terrain, four wheel, farm utility, “gators” or other side-by-side vehicles are also prohibited on campus.

Smoke Free Campus
Davis Wade Stadium is a clear air facility. Smoking in any form is prohibited on campus. For more details, visit smokefree.msstate.edu.

Weather
Temperatures are expected to be in the low to mid 80s at kickoff with partly cloudy skies. Fans are allowed to bring in one (1) clear full or empty water bottle per person.

Times of Interest
Time                     Clock    Event
2:00:00 p.m.        —           Fan Zone Opens
3:00:00 p.m.        —           Davis Wade Stadium Ticket Office Opens
4:00:00 p.m.        —           Gates Open
4:00:00 p.m.        —           Dawg Walk
4:35:00 p.m.        —           Team On Field
5:05:00 p.m.        60:00    60-Minute Clock Countdown Begins
5:35:00 p.m.        30:00     Teams Leave Field
5:54:30 p.m.        10:30     National Anthem
6:00:00 p.m.        5:00       Mississippi State Intro Video
6:01:30 p.m.        3:30        Mississippi State Takes Field
6:02:00 p.m.        3:00        Coin Toss
6:03:00 p.m.        2:00        LSU Takes Field
6:05:00 p.m.        0:00        Kickoff

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