This Western Division showdown serves as an elimination game with the survivor staying in the race to Atlanta and the SEC Championship game. The game has been a sellout since summer but already Friday ‘sidewalk capitalists’ were at work. There should be a healthy market around them all afternoon and evening.
And, well into the morning With a 2:38 kickoff for CBS, the Fan Fair officially opens at 11:30am. Though of course the Junction and surrounding campus areas will be thronged well before then, with not a few students planning overnight stays outside the stadium.
For convenience, here is the timetable for pre-game, first half recognitions, and halftime ceremonies.
11:30am Fan Fair opens; the Stadium Ticket Office also opens.
12:15pm Davis Wade Stadium gates open
12:30 Dawg Walk and pre-game field stroll by Bulldog players
1:08 Mississippi State takes the field for warm-ups.
1:38 60-minute Clock Countdown begins
2:17 Teams leave the field
2:18 Honorary Captain recognition
2:22 Purple Heart recognition
2:27 Moment of Silence for Keith Joseph family
2:27 National Anthem, sung by crowd without accompaniment; and fly-over
2:35 Coin toss
First Quarter, Second timeout: Military Recognition
End First Quarter, 360 degree Photo taken of Stadium
Second Quarter, First timeout: Bradford Freeman (Band of Brothers) Recognition
Second Quarter, Third timeout: Miss Mississippi recognition
Second Quarter, Fourth timeout: members of 1980 Bulldog team unable to attend September ceremony are recognized
Halftime: Wounded Warriors recognition