Published on October 27, 2016 by Sarah Waller  
MSST tailgate

All Samford University fans are invited to tailgate with the Samford Alumni Association before the Samford Bulldogs take on Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi, Saturday, Oct. 29. 

Tailgating will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the “Old Intramural Fields” on Mississippi State’s campus, located in close proximity to Davis Wade Stadium. 

Samford’s football team enters the game ranked 19th in national FCS polls after last Saturday’s victory over Western Carolina University, but this week may prove the most challenging yet as it takes on Southeastern Conference opponent Mississippi State. 

Samford’s 6-1 record is the team’s best start to a season since 1992. 

Tailgating costs $10 per person, which includes a catered lunch from Little Dooey, a local barbecue restaurant. Children 6 years and under can enjoy lunch for free. 

The game kick offs at 2:30 p.m. in Davis Wade Stadium. Section 24 has been reserved as the visiting team’s section. Tickets can be purchased through Mississippi State athletics’ ticket office. Though the website may show that the section is sold out, Mississippi State has informed us that it will release more tickets in that section this week. 

Mississippi State has implemented a clear bag policy for football games.

Read more about the team’s preparation for Saturday’s game. 

Sarah Waller is marketing and communication coordinator for the Office of Alumni Programs.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.