WATCH: Mississippi State head baseball coach Chris Lemonis happy after opening day win vs. #12 Texas

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Baseball blue bloods matched up in the opening game of the 2021 State Farm College Baseball Showdown, as #8 Mississippi State toppled #12 Texas 8-3, behind a dominate performance on the mound and timely hitting inside Globe Life Field.

The victory pushes Mississippi State to 1-0 on the season and continues a recent trend of success against top 25 teams in the regular season. The Dawgs are 12-1 against top 25 opponents in the last 13 regular season matchups, which includes a 6-0 mark against top 10 teams. The victory over the Longhorns is State’s seventh straight top 25 win in the regular season.

Mississippi State head baseball coach Chris Lemonis met with the media following the win. Hear what he had to say about the opening day win here. Video is courtesy of the SEC.