The Tigers have faced Mississippi State to open their football season 13 times. How many times has Memphis won? Among the teams that beat the Bulldogs, what was their final record?
The Tigers have beaten MSU twice in season-openers. In 1979, Memphis edged the Bulldogs, 14-13, in Starkville. That team went on to finish 5-6 under coach Richard Williamson.
In 1993, the Tigers beat the Bulldogs, 45-35, again in Starkville. Senior receiver Isaac Bruce caught seven passes for 112 yards in that game, scoring two touchdowns. Another two touchdowns were scored by senior tailback Larry Porter. Those Tigers went on to finish 6-5 under coach Chuck Stobart.