2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
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.


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.


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.

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

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.

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

Bulldogs should find their way on offense (1:39)
Mullen preaching adversity to young team (1:12)

Hodges throws 5 TDs, Samford handles VMI 55-21

Devlin Hodges tied a career high with five touchdown passes, Karel Hamilton and Emmanuel Obajimi both had more than 100 yards receiving, and Samford pummeled VMI 55-21 on Saturday.

2016 Southern Standings

The Citadel8-010-2
East Tennessee St.2-65-6
Western Carolina1-72-9