More cowbell: NC State prepares for Starkville with extra noise at QB meeting
If NC State is going to go on the road and take down Mississippi State, it will need to do so in a loud environment. The Bulldogs are playing their second straight home game to open the season, and their fans will be hoping for a 2-0 start.
And per usual, people are going to be ringing a lot of cowbells.
The Wolfpack wanted to make sure their quarterbacks could try to block that noise out. So their players rang cowbells during the QBs’ weekly written test on Friday, which was shown in this clip tweeted by ESPN’s Taylor McGregor:
Tomorrow @PackFootball takes on @HailStateFB in Starkville. NC State coaches getting the QBs ready by ringing cowbells during their weekly written test. Join us 7CT ESPN2! @AnishESPN @mikegolicjr pic.twitter.com/sV6UV2V4Y1
— Taylor McGregor (@Taylor_McGregor) September 10, 2021
NC State is not used to hearing the cowbells at Mississippi State. In fact, it’s only played in Starkville once, and that was on Nov. 7, 1931. The past 3 times that these programs have faced off were in neutral-site bowl games, so they haven’t played on a campus since 1940.
The all-time series between the Bulldogs and Wolfpack is tied at 3, with Mississippi State winning the last meeting between the teams in the 2015 Belk Bowl.
Mississippi State and NC State are set to kick off on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2.