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Washington leads Bethune-Cookman past MVSU 22-6

Sep. 21, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Isaac Washington ran for 149 yards and two touchdowns and Bethune-Cookman beat Mississippi Valley State 22-6 on Saturday night. Washington ran for 117 in the first half alone for the Wildcats (2-1). Quarterback Akevious Williams added 116 yards and a score rushing. The Wildcats...

Harper rallies Alcorn State past Prairie View 45-41

Sep. 21, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Felix Harper connected with Tim McNair Jr. for a 3-yard touchdown with 40 seconds left in the game and Alcorn State opened its Southwest Athletic Conference play with a thrilling 45-41 victory over Prairie View A&M on Saturday. Alcorn State (2-2, 1-0) jumped out to a 17-0 lead by...

Hill Leads Mississippi State to 28-13 win over Kentucky

Sep. 21, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Kylin Hill rushed for 120 yards and three touchdowns to lead Mississippi State to a 28-13 victory over Kentucky on Saturday. Mississippi State (3-1, 1-0 SEC) handed the ball to Hill, the Southeastern Conference's leading rusher 26 times in the game, taking some of the offensive...

Munoz shoots 63, leads Sanderson Farms by 1 shot

Sep. 21, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sebastian Munoz and Carlos Ortiz both went to North Texas, live in the Dallas area and have played plenty of practice rounds together. The next occasion will have a lot more at stake. Munoz made a 15-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole to take the lead and saved par with a 7-foot putt...

No. 23 California holds on to defeat Mississippi 28-20

Sep. 21, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — California linebacker Evan Weaver finished with 22 tackles Saturday against Mississippi. The last one was the most important. Weaver tackled Ole Miss quarterback John Rhys Plumlee for no gain at the 1-yard line as time expired to preserve No. 23 Cal's 28-20 victory over the Rebels....

Byeong Hun An leads storm-delayed Mississippi tour event

Sep. 20, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Byeong Hun An was making so many birdies in the Sanderson Farms Championship he worried the storms would cost him momentum. Even waking up at 4 a.m. to play 25 holes Friday didn't slow him. An finished off a 6-under 66 in the morning and then birdied four straight holes to start the...

Gulf Coast seafood biz slammed by freshwater from floods

Sep. 20, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fresh water from Midwestern floods has killed oysters along the coasts of three states and cost Mississippi half of its blue crabs. Water that came through a Louisiana spillway killed 95% of the oysters in Mississippi's share of the Mississippi Sound and fed toxic algae blooms that...

Mississippi mother charged in murder case against caregiver

Sep. 20, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — The mother of a 5-year-old child whose remains appear to have been found in a Mississippi basement faces criminal charges, although police don't believe she killed the boy. Local news outlets report 24-year-old Teasia Warren was charged Thursday with two counts of contributing to the...

No. 23 California seeks to continue fast start at Ole Miss

Sep. 20, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — No. 23 California wants to remain unbeaten, while Mississippi is seeking to make a statement with a win against a ranked team. Cal can start the season 4-0 for the first time since 2015 if the Golden Bears are able to walk away with a road victory Saturday at Ole Miss (2-1). Although...

Kentucky, Mississippi State try to rebound from close losses

Sep. 20, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

Kentucky hopes a change of scenery can reverse its fortunes after losing a close game last week. That won't be easy at Mississippi State. The Bulldogs are looking to rebound from their own late collapse. Mississippi State (2-1) is riding a four-game home winning streak against Kentucky heading into Saturday's...