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The Stars Align Just Right: Three Days to the Biggest Football Weekend in Mississippi

STARKVILLE/OXFORD, Miss.–The stars have come together just right and in less than three days you’ll see one of the biggest football weekends in Mississippi history. It means changes on both campuses because of expected record crowds. This time around, both Ole Miss and State may have a chance to pull off wins.

Co-authored by Courtney Carter

MSU is hosting Texas A&M Saturday, with a noon kick-off. They’re also hosting SEC Nation, with Tim Tebow and Marcus Spears. Host Joe Tessitore was a guest on Head to Head Wednesday.

“We’re looking forward to seeing what we think may be the rowdiest and most amped up crowd down at the Junction this Saturday morning,” he said.

“For Texas A&M, good luck when you face that passing attack. You almost pretty much know that you’re going to give up x amount of yards. This game could be a classic because I have a feeling both offenses are gonna have good days.”

Tessitore said he would bet on State’s defense.

Ole Miss is hosting Alabama Saturday, 2:30. both 4 and 0, and also ESPN College Game Day from the Grove.

Host Kirk Herbstreit was non-committal on who he thinks would win the game on his Head to Head appearance.

“Really this is a great opportunity to find out where Ole Miss is,” he said. “The table is kinda set for them on a big stage against a big opponent and we’ll see if they’re gonna be able to capitalize on it.”

Former Mississippi State and Texas A&M Coach Jackie Sherill wouldn’t comment on Head to Head as to who he thought should win, but he did say that Ole Miss shouldn’t be too proud yet.

“Don’t write a check you can’t cash,” he warns, “until they beat Alabama I wouldn’t be too enamoured about the way the players are talking.”

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