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Mississippi State’s Will Clark won the Golden Spikes Award in 1985 as college baseball’s best player. He was a six-time All-Star in Major League Baseball.

When researching LSU-Mississippi State history, you’re just as likely to run across its baseball teams — on both sides — from the early 1980s through the 1990s as its football series even though the Tigers and Bulldogs have played on the gridiron 105 times.

Mississippi State’s football team hasn’t beaten LSU since 1999 and hasn’t won in Baton Rouge since 1991. However, the Bulldogs hadn’t been 7-0 since 1999 either and they accomplished that feat this year.

But they’ll face an angry Tiger squad, in the middle of the Bayou night, after last week’s last-minute loss to Alabama.¬†As ESPN reminded us so many times last week, Les Miles’ led teams have now only lost twice under the lights in Tiger Stadium — and both of those were to the #1 ranked team in the country (Florida ’09, Alabama ’12). State sits 20 spots below that lofty perch at #21, coming off blowout losses to Alabama and Texas A&M, and kickoff is 7 pm EST. Good luck, Bulldogs.

LSU has won 19 of its last 20 games against State.

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Florida at Tennessee, Knoxville
6 pm EDT, ESPN

Gator Growls:

TC Palm: Gators Ready to Make Run at Vols

ESPN: Style Points Aren’t UF’s Goal

ESPN: Driskel’s Play is What Florida Needs

The Florida Times-Union: Gators Defense Hit with Injuries

Bradenton Herald: Muschamp Says RB Gillislee (Groin) ‘Should Be Fine’

Volunteer Voices:

Chattanooga Times Free Press: Not Like Old Days, But Gators, Vols in Top 25

The Tennessean: Florida’s Dominance of UT Has Been One Big Chomp

Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols Gun for Gators: UT-Florida Matchup Generating Big Hype

Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols Must Focus with Extra Hype

CBS Sports: Vols Turn to Walk-on Kicker Brodus Against Florida