The football Cats officially set Max Smith in stone as the starter today after practice. Mark Stoops also said Jalen Whitlow is good to go as the number two if he's needed.
And the way things go sometimes on the road, he may just be needed...especially in front of a rowdy Starkville, cow-bell-ringing crowd.
Stoops knows his team has to get off to a fast start so it doesn't have to do what it did at South Carolina, and play from behind all night long.
A game the Cats last won at Davis Wade back in 2008 thanks in part to a blocked PAT for 14-13 win.
Hear from Stoops on stooping the early dagger in the video.