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Mississippi State wide out Joe Morrow talks about his emotions heading into senior day.

Joe Morrow enters Saturday's action as the lone Bulldog senior wide receiver. While the Ocean Springs, Mississippi native may not be the only pass catcher playing his final game at Davis Wade Stadium this Saturday, Morrow has had some time to reflect on what his years in Starkville have mean to him.

"I don't think it's going to really hit me until I run out of that tunnel," Morrow shared. "I have been thinking about it a lot and I just can't believe that the time is here now."

While the pre-game festivities will allow Bulldog seniors and their families to have a special moment before the annual grudge match with Ole Miss begins, Morrow reports that the emotion of the final home game is best reserved until the final score has been recorded.

The Bulldog seniors hope to cement their legacy in the most positive manner possible for Bulldogs, earning a win over Ole Miss.

"Since I have been there, it's been back and forth," Morrow said of the beloved Golden Egg. "They took it from us last year and I would like to leave here getting it back. I want to come back and see these other guys keep the Egg here after we're gone. I know we're going to go out there on Saturday and give all we have to bring it home."

Morrow graduated high school as a four star wide receiver and one of the state's best in a very bountiful haul of pass catchers. It was the year of the receiver in the state of Mississippi. Oddly enough, Morrow is the only one of those heavily recruited wide outs to enjoy senior day in the Egg Bowl.

"I still take all of that as a blessing," Morrow said. "I still talk to Dontea Moncrief and Nick Brassell and they are always telling me to keep grinding. I talked to Dontea a couple of days ago and he was telling me that when you get here, it's a business. I'm just trying to get there.

"I talk with Devin Fosselman on a daily basis. He's still doing his best at Jackson State and I am wishing him the best. My mom posted a picture of us there other day from when we first got up here. We were roommates and that picture brought back so many memories.

"I want to go out and do something to represent that class. It's a bittersweet feeling, but Saturday I am going to give my all."

With nearly five years of residency in Starkville, Morrow admits that when he thinks of "home" he has to sort of qualify those feelings. Ocean Springs is where Morrow's biological family resides, but the talented receiver found some additional family members during his time in the Maroon and White.

"I hardly go to Ocean Springs anymore, so Starkville really feels like home," Morrow grinned. "When I am in Ocean Springs, my mom always makes it feel like I never left. I know I am going to miss being up here. I just hope that these boys can keep this thing going in the right direction."

Before getting to nostalgic and thinking about days gone by, Morrow reports that he is focused on this week's opponent, the Rebels of Ole Miss. During the film study portions of the week, Morrow saw some impressive things from the in state rival.

"They play hard and fly around to the ball," Morrow said. "They are guys just like us who go out there and give all of their effort. On Saturday night when the lights come on, it's going to be about who wants it the most."

Morrow will share the senior day spotlight when one of the SEC's most prolific players, Dak Prescott. Morrow reports that having the chance to line up alongside Prescott has been one of the highlights of the Bulldog experience.

"It's been amazing," Morrow said. "We talked before we ever came to school up here and we became friends then. I am just so happy for him and so happy for all of his accomplishments. Seeing him get all of this recognition just makes me proud of him. I have always told him that I am going to be in his corner no matter what. I will be his homey til the end and I hope that some big things come for him in the future."

The Bulldog seniors are the winningest class since the 1942 graduating group. While the class of 2015 has done a tremendous job carrying the Bulldog banner, Morrow reports that these Dogs still have work to do.

To put it plainly, before riding off into the sunset, these Bulldogs want to go out a winner on their home field.

"It is very important to go out on a winning streak," Morrow said. "We don't want to go out on a losing streak. We are going to go all out and do our very best to get these last two wins and then we hope these other guys can keep it going next year and on into the future."


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