I am originally from the area Columbus area and just recently graduated from MSU, but getting a hotel would be hard this late. I would recommend Louisville, Tupelo, or West Point (depending on location). As for things to do in Starkville, be prepared for a massive crowd, it's Bulldog Bash this weekend. I know the cotton district will be packed, due to the free concert Friday night. As for places to eat Little Dooey, Resturant Tyler, Veranda, Stromboli's, Bulldog Burger, and the Bin. Two places that are hidden in the District are Commadore Bob's and Two Brother's Smoked Meats (BBQ). For breakfast Starkville Cafe or the biscuit shop, but be prepared for a long wait.