STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Will Rogers threw for 406 yards and tied a school record with six touchdown passes on Saturday as Mississippi State bounced back from a loss with a 45-14 win over Bowling Green.
Mississippi State (2-0) at LSU (1-1), Saturday, 6 p.m. EDT (ESPN)
Line: Mississippi State by 2½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Mississippi State (1-0) at Arizona (1-0), Saturday, 11 p.m. ET (FS1)
Line: Mississippi State by 11½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sitting on a metal folding chair just beyond the end zone of Mississippi State's practice field, Deion Sanders is alone watching the Bulldogs scrimmage on a muggy spring day.
Coach Prime snagged his new offensive coordinator for Jackson State from Bulldogs coach Mike Leach's staff this offseason.
Mississippi’s Big Three are anything but boring.
Deion Sanders, Lane Kiffin and Mike Leach are big-name coaches who aren’t shy to voice their opinions.
Mike Leach settles into a leather chair in his office overlooking Mississippi State's practice field after a routine spring session with his team and is asked to give a status report on the Air Raid offense, which has been carving up major-college defenses for the last 25 years.
Joey McGuire describes himself as a high school coach who gets to coach college football. He is, after all, a Texas native who won three state championships under the Friday night lights.
Neal Brown took himself out of the equation after West Virginia’s offense struggled last season.
The fourth-year coach handed play-calling duties in January to newly hired offensive coordinator Graham Harrell, who was prolific in the same role at Southern Cal and North Texas and as a quarterback under Mike Leach at Texas Tech.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State coach Mike Leach has signed a two-year contract extension through 2025 after leading the Bulldogs to their second consecutive bowl appearance.
MSU football spokesman Brandon Langlois on Wednesday confirmed the extension, which was initially reported by several media outlets.
(AP) — West Virginia has hired Graham Harrell as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach to try to bolster a unit that ranked near the bottom of the Big 12 in 2021.
The Mountaineers are hoping the addition of Harrell can give them a spark after going 17-18 in coach Neal Brown's first three seasons.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Donovan Smith threw for 252 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score, and Texas Tech beat Mississippi State 34-7 in the Liberty Bowl on Tuesday night.
Tahj Brooks rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown and SaRodorick Thompson ran for 80 yards and a score for the Red Raiders (7-6), who finished with a winning record for the first time since 2015.
While Mike Leach certainly has overhauled Mississippi State's football program in two short seasons, some of his fingerprints remain on Texas Tech years after he was fired by the Red Raiders.
Liberty Bowl: Texas Tech (6-6) vs. Mississippi State (7-5), Dec. 29, 6:45 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Line: Mississippi State by 10 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook
Mississippi St. (7-5, SEC) vs Texas Tech (6-6, Big 12), Dec. 28, 6:45 p.m. ET
A look at Week 13 in the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 8 Mississippi (9-2, 5-2) at Mississippi State (7-4, 4-3), Thursday night.
Eye-popping offensive numbers have sparked improvements by No. 8 Mississippi and Mississippi State and make their in-state rivalry showdown even more intriguing.
The Rebels (9-2, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) and Bulldogs (7-4, 4-3) both bring winning streaks into the 94th Egg Bowl.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State quarterback Will Rogers broke Dak Prescott’s single-season program record for passing touchdowns on the Bulldogs’ first drive Saturday against Tennessee State.
Mississippi State is playing its best football, and coach Mike Leach wants his team to keep their feet on the gas.
The Bulldogs (6-4) have won three of four and are coming off their biggest comeback in school history against then-No.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Will Rogers threw for 415 yards and six touchdowns, and Mississippi State beat No. 16 Auburn 43-34 on Saturday.
Auburn (6-4, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) scored touchdowns on its first four possessions and led 28-3 midway through the second quarter.
Will Rogers has quickly developed into the type of quarterback Mike Leach envisioned to run his pass-heavy Air Raid scheme at Mississippi State.
Rogers turned in a nearly perfect performance in his last game, completing 36 of 39 passes.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State quarterback Will Rogers could do no wrong Saturday night, setting an Southeastern Conference record for completion percentage to help the Bulldogs steamroll their way to another big victory.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Will Rogers had a career day at quarterback for Mississippi State, but his coach Mike Leach was not overly satisfied.
Rogers threw a career-best four touchdowns, two to wide receiver Makai Polk, and Mississippi State was never challenged in a 45-6 Southeastern Conference win over Vanderbilt Saturday afternoon.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Nick Saban and his Alabama Crimson Tide had a long week. Seven days filled with doubt, disgust and uncharacteristic angst.
But a week after Alabama lost at Texas A&M, Bryce Young threw for 348 yards and four touchdowns and the No.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Desperate for a boost after consecutive close losses, Mississippi State found a huge one by knocking off the 15th-ranked Texas A&M on Saturday night.
Will Rogers threw for 408 yards and three touchdowns and Nathan Pickering sacked Zach Calzada in the end zone late for a safety in Mississippi State's 26-22 victory.
Mississippi State coach Mike Leach was still being asked his thoughts Wednesday about the bizarre punt play in the fourth quarter of last week's loss to Memphis, and two apparent mistakes — one of them acknowledged — by SEC officials.
Mike Leach knows Mississippi State can play a complete game.
He hopes that facing North Carolina State spurs his team to put it all together for 60 minutes.
The Bulldogs built a 14-0 lead against Louisiana Tech, then yielded 34 unanswered points before mounting the biggest comeback in school history for a 35-34 opening-game win.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Early in the fourth quarter, with his team down 20 points at home to a non-Power 5 opponent, Mississippi State head coach Mike Leach may have heard the lyrics to an old Talking Heads song sponging around in his brain, wondering, how did we get here?
Having guided his first Mississippi State team through an all-SEC regular season gauntlet, coach Mike Leach isn’t fazed by yet another challenging schedule.
He hopes that experience helps his team execute better this season.
Mike Leach welcomes the opportunity to instill his football philosophy on a normal time frame.
That’s not saying the outspoken Mississippi State coach didn’t have an impact in his first season with the Bulldogs.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama still has DeVonta Smith, another playmaking wide receiver who's awfully hard to defend...
It took nine months for new Washington State coach Nick Rolovich to conduct his first practice with the Cougars after the coronavirus led to the cancellation of spring practice and delays in the start of the 2020 season...
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Two coaches and almost three years since Arkansas last won a Southeastern Conference game, the Razorbacks took down the team that was the talk of college football last week.
LAS VEGAS – They peaked in the desert nearly a month ago, beating Arizona State and Arizona with fluid ball movement, consistent shot-making from almost everyone in the rotation and sturdy defense.
Inside linebackers coach Ken Wilson becomes fourth Washington State aid in four years to leave Cougars for Oregon
PULLMAN – Next season, Washington State coach Mike Leach will face an Oregon team now featuring three of his former assistants.
For the fourth time in four years, the Ducks have hired away one of Leach’s position coaches, reportedly agreeing to a deal with longtime WSU inside linebackers coach Ken Wilson.
Notre Dame's Brian Kelly is The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year and the third coach to win the award twice since it was established in 1998...
PULLMAN – Mike Leach thought his defensive backs handled themselves well Saturday, even if they were constantly picked on by three Stanford pass-catchers who looked just as capable of forming an NBA frontcourt as they did a collegiate wide receiving corps.
Mike Leach interested in roots of Eastern Washington’s red turf, but Washington State coach prefers ‘neutral’ green field
PULLMAN – Mike Leach would like to hear the back story on why Eastern Washington colored its football field red, but the Washington State coach wouldn’t jump at an opportunity to trade the green turf in Pullman for the non-traditional surface in Cheney.
PULLMAN – Washington State’s Air Raid offense may get most of the attention but the Cougars’ defense held San Jose State to the fewest yards of any opponent for the past 24 years.
New quarterback Gardner Minshew said he appreciated his defensive teammates continually returning the ball to the offense in the 31-0 Cougar victory on Saturday at Martin Stadium.
Bizarre trick play in 3rd quarter of Wyoming game was collaboration between Washington State’s Mike Leach, Microsoft engineer
PULLMAN – Washington State coaches have put a lot on Kyle Sweet’s plate throughout his career, so it shouldn’t be a surprise coach Mike Leach entrusted his slot receiver-slash-punt returner-slash-rugby punting specialist to spearhead a sequence of trick plays that had television viewers frantically pressing rewind on their remote controls during the third quarter of Saturday’s opener at Wyoming.
MORGANTOWN — The high expectations for WVU's 2018 football season rest squarely on what Mountaineer fans hope is brewing: a perfect offensive storm.
The head coach, Dana Holgorsen, is a Mike Leach disciple of the high-flying "Air Raid" offense.
Observations and notes from day 12 of Washington State camp: Defense takes command late to emerge victorious in 11-on-11 period
The Washington State football team held its 12th fall practice under sunny and hazy skies Thursday at Rogers Field/Martin Staidum. Here are the daily notes and observations.
Cougars coach Mike Leach evaluates the quarterbacks after Friday’s scrimmage and updates the status of Nnamdi Oguayo and Derek Moore.
Mike Leach reflects on the Cougars’ time in Lewiston and talks about what he hopes to see from the quarterbacks in Friday’s scrimmage.
WSU coach Mike Leach evaluates Cammon Cooper’s first 11-on-11 series of fall camp and talks about how the NCAA’s new redshirt rule could apply to the freshman QB.
Devout Cougar football fans are probably familiar with the three sins Mike Leach looks upon most unfavorably: drug use, thievery and violence against women.
Leach, the head football coach at Washington State University, has said that any player who commits any of those wrongs will be kicked off the team, no questions asked.
Washington State coach Mike Leach gives his thoughts on Saturday’s spring scrimmage in Spokane.
Cougars coach Mike Leach talks about the ups and downs of Saturday’s scrimmage and evaluates the play of his quarterbacks.
PULLMAN – Washington State’s second spring scrimmage, held Saturday morning beneath rainy skies at Martin Stadium, offered players numerous chances to improve their cardiovascular conditioning.
This was, after all, a football scrimmage, so the Cougars could already count on some of those.
Washington State coach Mike Leach talks about the progress of running back Max Borghi and the overall state of affairs of spring camp through 10 days.