MSU (9-2, 0-1 SEC) jumped out to a 6-0 lead and hit at a .438 clip in cruising to a 30-22 win in the opening game. Georgia rebounded to even the count with a 30-27 win in game two, and the teams were tied at 3-3 when play was halted in in the third set.
Rachel Cooper had nine kills on a .471 hitting performance and Orshi Kriegel eight kills and five digs in the match. Sophomore libero Megan Lukasek had a match-high 12 digs. UGA was paced by Alexandra Oquendo's nine kills.
MSU officials were awaiting information from the Southeastern Conference regarding the completion of the match, which wrapped up a five-match homestand and the opening weekend of SEC competition for Mississippi State.
The Bulldogs won their first game against Florida since 1989 Friday night, taking the opening set in a 3-1 loss to the sixth-ranked Gators. It was marked just the third game won by MSU against Florida in 27 matches. State first won a game against UF in 1984 when MSU head coach Tina Seals was a senior on the State volleyball team.
MSU continues SEC competition on the road this weekend when State closes out September competition Friday, Sept. 30 at South Carolina and then travels on to Knoxville, Tenn., for an Oct. 2 Sunday match at Tennessee.