Live updates: Mississippi State’s No.25 football gears up for Egg Bowl by hosting Tennessee State

All eyes are on the Egg Bowl rivalry game between Mississippi State and Ole Miss at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

But first, the Bulldogs have one final tune.

The No. 25 MSU (6-4, 4-3 Southeastern Conference) will host the FCS Tennessee State (5-5, 3-3 Ohio Valley Conference) at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

The Dispatch will have live updates from Saturday’s game at Davis Wade Stadium.

2:25 p.m. – Final: # 25 Mississippi State 55, Tennessee State 10.

2:12 p.m. – Field goal, State of Mississippi. Nolan McCord scored 43 yards in the last minute. MSU 55, Tennessee State 10, 27 seconds left.

2:00 p.m. – Landing, State of Tennessee. Michael Mitchell with a 5-yard touchdown for the Tigers. MSU 52, Tennessee State 10, 3:03 left in the game.

1:50 p.m. – Field goal, State of Mississippi. Nolan McCord connects 33 yards away. MSU 52, Tennessee State 3, 7:09 left in the game.

13:41 – Field goal, State of Tennessee. James Lowery delivers a 43-yard kick to put the Tigers on the board. MSU 49, Tennessee State 3, 11:19 left in the game.

13:24 – End of third quarter: Mississippi State leads Tennessee State 49-0.

13:19 – Landing, State of Mississippi. Dillon Johnson rushes for a 32-yard touchdown. MSU 49, TSU 0, 2:04 left in the third quarter.

12:58 – Landing, State of Mississippi. Makai Polk with a 50 yard touchdown from Will Rogers. MSU 42, TSU 0, 9:10 left in the third quarter.

12:27 – Half-time: Mississippi State 35, Tennessee State 0.

12:21 – Landing, State of Mississippi. Austin Williams scored his third touchdown of the day, scoring 30 yards. MSU 35, TSU 0, 1:21 left in the second trimester.

12:02 – Landing, State of Mississippi. Malik Heath with a 56-yard catch-and-run score from Will Rogers. MSU 28, TSU 0, 7:52 left in the second trimester.

11:39 a.m. – End of the first quarter: Mississippi State 21, Tennessee State 0.

11:34 am – Landing, State of Mississippi. Will Rogers joins Austin Williams for a 5 yard touchdown. MSU 21, TSU 0, 1:49 left in the first trimester.

11:24 – Landing, State of Mississippi. Jo’quavious Marks with a score of 7 yards. MSU 14, TSU 0, 6:54 left in the first trimester.

11:10 a.m. – Landing, State of Mississippi. Will Rogers hits Austin Williams for 21 yards. MSU 7, TSU 0, 11:28 left in the first trimester.

11:02 – Tucker Day kick-off goes out of bounds to kick off Saturday’s game.

11:00 – The State of Mississippi wins the toss and chooses to defer.

10h58 – The state of Mississippi takes the land.

10h28 – Shawn Preston Jr. starts with Jalen Green safely.

10:27 a.m. – Nathan Pickering is starting on the defensive line with Jaden Crumedy and Randy Charlton, which means Cameron Young is not among the Bulldogs’ starters.

10:27 a.m. –Nolan McCord is once again announced as the starting kicker for Mississippi State.

Theo DeRosa reports on Mississippi state sports for The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter at @Theo_DeRosa.

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