Tommy Stevens has heard about the cowbells and the raucous atmosphere at Davis Wade Stadium on game days. But he’s never seen it for himself.

That changes this weekend, as Mississippi State hosts Southern Miss for its home opener on Saturday. Stevens, a graduate transfer from Penn State, is in his first season as the Bulldogs’ starting quarterback.

Although Stevens has yet to play in his first home game at Mississippi State, he knows what to expect — a lot of cowbell.

“I haven’t heard it, but I’ve been hearing about how loud it gets, and I really haven’t experienced that, with the exception of being at a baseball game when I first arrived on campus,” Stevens said in a video released by the Bulldogs’ Twitter account. “I bought my mom [a cowbell]. I heard you’re not allowed to buy your own so I bought my mom one for Mother’s Day. So she’ll be here with hers.”

Stevens had a strong debut for the Bulldogs, as he completed 20 of his 30 pass attempts for 236 yards and two touchdowns in their 38-28 win over Louisiana-Lafayette last Saturday. He’ll look to carry over that momentum into Mississippi State’s home opener.

The Bulldogs and Golden Eagles are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday on ESPNU.