Colors: Maroon and white
Tailgating: The tailgating area is The Junction.
According to Whit Waide, a professor at Mississippi State, it was known years ago as Malfunction Junction where several campus roads intersected.
Eventually the roads were ripped out and replaced with a large grassy field.
Food: "A lot of barbecue ... more barbecue than you see at other places," Waide said. "There is an abundance of food."
Attire: Dress is best described as business casual, Waide said. Some students wear dresses or button downs; others don T-shirts and jeans.
Rituals: The football team does the Dawg Pound Rock on the sideline before the start of the game.
It's the cowbell, though, that defines school spirit.
"A cowbell will be in someone's pocket, and you can hear the clanging when they walk," Waide said.
The SEC has imposed cowbell rules for Mississippi State fans over the years. From 1974 to 2010, they were not allowed during games. This year they were permitted in the stadium with certain restrictions on use.