HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - USM fell to MSU in a packed stadium Saturday night.
The Eagles began with the upper hand after recovering an onside kick and a fumble in the first quarter, but a few missed opportunities gave the Bulldogs the game back.
The Bulldogs struggled, but were able to leave a packed Rock with a 34-16 win. This was an improvement for The Eagles after last year's 49-0 blowout.
USM will return to The Rock next Saturday at 2:30 p.m. where they will face Austin Peay.
USM is 0-1, and MSU is at a 1-0 start for the season.