2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
7-5, 4th in Southern
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Highlight catches for Hamilton in Shrine Game

Samford senior receiver Karel Hamilton hauled in a 37-yard pass and also added a 24-yard reception during Saturday's East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. His 30.5 yards per catch led all players. Box score

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

It's a one-possession game in Starkville where Mississippi State is clinging to a 49-41 lead over FCS Samford in the fourth quarter. You'll recall that State lost to South Alabama from the Sun Belt to start the season.

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Gray makes terrific adjustment on pass

Donald Gray comes back for the ball and beats two Samford defenders for a 51-yard TD catch from Nick Fitzgerald.

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Samford beats Bulldogs defense for TD

Karel Hamilton takes a pass from Devlin Hodges and rumbles up the sideline for a 45-yard touchdown. Mississippi State leads 42-26 in third.

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Fitzgerald, Gray connect for two 70+ yards TDs in first half (0:42)
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Fitzgerald pads Mississippi State lead

The Bulldogs get some breathing room after Nick Fitzgerald goes deep down the sideline to Donald Gray for a 74-yard TD. State leads 28-20 over Samford.

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Bulldogs QB Fitzgerald goes deep for 74-yard TD (1:29)

Watch: Samford vs. Mississippi State

After three straight losses, Mississippi State desperately needs a win against FCS foe Samford. Up next on the schedule is No. 9 Texas A&M and No. 1 Alabama. Live on SECN/WatchESPN

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Bulldogs should find their way on offense (1:39)

2016 Southern Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
The Citadel8-010-2
Wofford6-210-3
Chattanooga6-29-4
Samford5-37-5
Mercer4-46-5
Furman3-53-8
East Tennessee St.2-65-6
Western Carolina1-72-9
VMI1-73-8