Looks like we are turning into real Mississippi State fans since we went to our second MSU football game in a row this weekend! We didn't plan on going to the game but when we found out the base was giving away a section of free tickets to military, we had to take advantage!
The game was at 6:30pm so we took our time that morning before making the quick 1.5 hour drive to Starkville, Mississippi. The drive to Starkville was extremely...rural, meaning I didn't have cell phone service most of the trip! When we got into town we parked, got almond milk lattes and beer floats at 929 Coffee and walked around downtown. We didn't see many people tailgating and were kind of confused as to why so many people were walking to the stadium four hours before kickoff.
Clearly, we were clueless because when we finally ran into "The Junction", we realized people weren't walking to the stadium, they were walking to tailgate! The junction was lined with tailgates, both private parties and giant corporate tents with giveaways! I loved that the tailgating was in the giant grass fields between the fraternity houses and the stadium!
Although we were in the top section, it seems like there isn't a bad seat in the entire stadium. They have HUGE screens above both endzones that seemed to be high definition. We got to experience the traditional Mississippi State cowbell and I have to admit, I loved it! MSU demolished Vanderbilt so we left a little after halftime to get dinner and walk around the Cotton District.
I was a little surprised that so many places were closed and/or not serving food at 9pm. We were hoping to try Little Dooey's BBQ or chicken on a stick from Bin 612 but I guess we will have to make another trip back!
Sunday was a rainy day so we caught up on Scandal, did chores, and made homemade Philly Cheesesteak pizza. Yum!