MSU RELEASE Gameday: Times of Interest for MSU-Arkansas

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    STARKVILLE – In a pregame ceremony Saturday, 20 Mississippi State seniors will be honored before playing their final game inside Davis Wade Stadium as the Bulldogs (6-4, 2-4 SEC) will take on the Arkansas Razorbacks (2-8, 0-6 SEC) in an 11 a.m. matchup on ESPN.


    The seniors include: S Johnathan Abram, S Stephen Adegoke, SNP Joel Baldwin, DT Tre Brown, OL Deion Calhoun, QBNick Fitzgerald, DE Gerri Green, DT Grant Harris, DT Braxton Hoyett, WR Jesse Jackson, C Elgton Jenkins, TE Justin Johnson, RB Dontavian Lee, S Mark McLaurin, CB Jamal Peters, CB Chris Rayford, OL Marlon Reese, DE Montez Sweat, DT Cory Thomas and RB Aeris Williams. The senior class had produced a 30-19 record, which is the eighth-most by a senior class in school history. One more victory puts them in a tie for sixth, and two victories would be for fifth place. The senior class has reached a bowl game every year of their careers and produced multiple nine-win seasons. They own six victories over top 25 teams.


    For complete gameday and stadium information, visit Live streaming video is available via the Watch ESPN app and WatchESPN.com.

    Listening InformationThe MSU Sports Network C Spire Tailgate Show goes live at 9 a.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. Fans in Starkville and inside Davis Wade Stadium can tune to 100.9 FM.

    Tickets


    The Davis Wade Stadium ticket office opens at 8 a.m. Tickets are also available for purchase on HailState.com.


    Gates Open at Davis Wade Stadium

    All gates will open at 8:45 a.m.


    Fan Zone

    The C Spire Fan Zone opens at 8 a.m.

    — 9-9:30 a.m.: Photos with Bully, Bully XXI + Men’s Golf Autograph Session

    — 9:30-10 a.m.: Men’s Tennis Autograph Session, Ring of Honor Inductees (Walt Harris & Art Davis) Autograph Sessions

    — 10:15 a.m.: Fan Zone Closes


    Dawg Walk

    The "Dawg Walk" will take place at 8:45 a.m. in the Junction.

    What to WearMaroon

    Social Media/Live Stats Live updates from the game are available via MSU's official social media channels: Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (click the links). Live stats are available via Stat Broadcast at will proudly don commemorative Primeknit A1 "Statesman" uniforms inspired by the C-17 Globemaster III, "The Spirit of G.V. 'Sonny' Montgomery" aircraft.

    The commemorative jersey is available for purchase on www.adidas.com/us/hailstate and in retail stores in Starkville.

    Pledge of Allegiance
    Mississippi's Adjutant General and a 1982 Graduate of Mississippi State and the ROTC program, Major General Janson D. Boyles, who serves as the Commanding General of both the Mississippi Army and Air National Guard, will lead the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance on Saturday directly preceding the flyover. He will be accompanied on the field by the Assistant Adjutant General, Brigadier General Mike Nabors, who ensures the readiness of the 172nd Airlift Wing and Combat Readiness Training Center.

    National Anthem
    Saturday's national anthem will be performed acapella by Sergeant Landon Knowlton of the 288th Sapper Company of the Mississippi Army National Guard.

    Ring of Honor


    Bulldog football legends Walt Harris and Art Davis will become the newest inductees into the Bulldogs' "Ring of Honor" in a ceremony Saturday at halftime. Harris and Davis will become the eighth and ninth MSU legends enshrined in the "Ring of Honor" respectively, joining Johnie Cooks, Jack Cristil, Joe Fortunato, Kent Hull, D.D. Lewis, Tom "Shorty" McWilliams and Jackie Parker. Fortunato was inducted last October.


    In-game Recognitions

    — Recognition of Former Bulldog head coach and Athletic Director, Bob Tyler

    — Recognition of Former Bulldog assistant coach, Wesley Reed

    — Recognition of men’s golf team

    — Final Four Ring Presentation to the 2017-18 women’s basketball team

    — Recognition of men’s tennis, the 2018 SEC Tournament champions

    — Recognition of Captain Gregg Huffman, Commanding Officer of USS John C. Stennis

    — Performance by MSU Pom Squad


    Halftime Recognitions

    — Ring of Honor Induction: Walt Harris

    — Ring of Honor Induction: Art Davis

    — Special Military Halftime Recognitions

    — Famous Maroon Band: Salute to Service Performance (WatchESPN)


    Full Gameday “Schedule of Events” is always available at HailState.com/metaldetector.

    Updated Parking Guidelines/ADA— Visitors utilizing public parking lots on campus may notice two new changes. Through MSU's new partnership with SP+, fans can search, reserve and purchase in advance public parking spaces through ParkMobile.com or the ParkMobile.com app.
    — Debit and credit cards are now the preferred option at public parking lots. For more on SP+ and ParkMobile.com, visit hailst.at/2PeyCfx.
    — No tents, tables or chairs are permitted in parking spaces or on sidewalks.
    — Parking on grass is permitted only in designated areas. (Available to general public)
    — No parking is allowed on parking lot islands, medians, berms, or the shoulders of streets and roads.
    — Parked vehicles must not obstruct traffic or pedestrian access to sidewalks.
    — Parking spaces cannot be saved.
    — Tailgating is permitted only in areas where traffic or parking is not obstructed and tailgaters must follow all picnic zone regulations.
    — Parking areas must be cleared by 7 a.m. the day following the game.
    — Reserved lot passes must be displayed at all times; misuse will result in loss of parking privileges.
    — All buses must enter campus at the intersection of Hwy. 182 and George Perry St., turn east (left) on Bailey Howell Drive to Lee Blvd., and turn west (right) on Lee Blvd. to bus parking. Bus parking is available in front of Hilbun and Harned Halls (see map). Buses must exit campus via George Perry St. by turning north onto George Perry St. from Lee Blvd.
    — REMINDER: Center campus roads close four (4) hours before kickoff (please see this map for road closure information (PDF)).
     
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    ADA Parking: Public and ReservedPlease see this map for ADA parking lots. (PDF) On the map legend, ADA parking is blue. ADA season pass parking is light blue and is marked as Lots A, B and C.
    — ADA public parking is now located in two parking lots...North ADA parking is located at the Research Park, off of Hwy 182. South ADA parking is located at the Rec Plex, off of HailState Blvd.
    — Transit Services, beginning 4 hrs before kickoff, will drop off North ADA at the Old Main Academic Building, and South ADA will drop off at Newell-Grissom.
    — The Parking Assistance Center, is located in the Butler-Williams Building and, for assistance on gamedays, can be reached by calling 662-325-9114.

    For MSU Football Gameday Parking locations/lots, please see this map. (PDF)

    Clear Bag Policy Fans are reminded of the SEC's league-wide clear bag policy. 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.

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

    Gameday Questions?For complete gameday information including, parking maps, road closures, traffic, and other important game day schedule and fan and visitor guides, visit HailState.com/gameday. Fans with game day questions, can tweet @HailStateFamily, the official fan service and game day information hub of Mississippi State Athletics.



    Series History vs. Arkansas

    – MSU and Arkansas are meeting for the 29th time with the Razorbacks holding a 16-11-1 all-time advantage

    – This is the 27th straight year the two teams are playing each other

    – State has claimed five out of the last six meetings

    – Four out of the last five games have been decided in the final minutes with a Bulldog making a memorable play in each of State's four victories

    – In Fayetteville in 2015, Beniquez Brown blocked a potential game-winning 29-yard field goal with 0:39 remaining, while Dak Prescott became the first quarterback in SEC history to record over 550 yards of total offense and seven touchdowns in a game

    – In 2014, Will Redmond intercepted Brandon Allen with 0:16 to play preserving a 17-10 win for the No. 1 Bulldogs

    – In 2013 in Fayetteville, Damian Williams scored on 25-yard touchdown run in overtime and Taveze Calhoun recorded an interception on the Razorbacks’ overtime possession

    – Last season, Nick Fitzgerald threw two touchdowns in the final four minutes as the Bulldogs prevailed 28-21

    – Mississippi State leads the series, 7-6, in Starkville

    – 502 miles separate the two campuses.
     

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