Bulldogs’ routine changes with opener near

STARKVILLE — Preparation for next week’s Mississippi State season opener against Memphis took another step Wednesday as the Bulldogs eased into the familiar trappings of game-week practices.

“Just getting closer to game week,” State coach Dan Mullen said after an afternoon practice. “Just starting to get into game prep. Doing scout team work and getting used to those sorts of things. A little different than what we’ve been doing.”