For their “Cowbell Yell” on Thursday night, the Mississippi State Bulldogs gave us more cowbell. In fact, they gave us more cowbell than ever before.
According to a Guinness World Records official, 5,748 cowbells were heard tolling, a record that could only be set as an isolated event other than gameday since the 55,000 fans that take their seats make it too difficult to record.
The standing record to beat was administered over the pond in Switzerland in 2009, where 640 participants rattled their eardrums with cowbells.
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In a rivalry that dates back to 1902, Mississippi State is set to take on LSU in Starkville, a match-up the Bulldogs won last year, but haven’t managed to win since 1999.
LSU leads the all-time series with 67 wins to Mississippi State’s 35.
Last weekend, LSU cancelled its season opener against McNeese State due to inclement weather, but it cost LSU a pretty penny – something to the tune of $1.2 to $3.2 million, while McNeese State earned $500,000 just for showing up.
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