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Burrow throws 5 TDs, No. 1 LSU beats Mississippi 58-37

Nov. 17, 2019 12:05 AM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Joe Burrow’s postgame shrug pretty much summed up what kind of a season it has been for LSU. “You know things have changed at LSU when you have 700 yards of total offense and everybody is upset in the locker room,” the Heisman Trophy front-runner said. Burrow threw...

No. 1 LSU wants to make sure it avoids letdown at Ole Miss

Nov. 15, 2019 11:06 AM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — After notching a season-defining victory at Alabama last week, No. 1 LSU is looking to avoid a letdown Saturday at Mississippi. “We know we're going to get their best shot,” LSU coach Ed Orgeron said. “They play great at home. It's going to be a great crowd. It's...

Trio of freshmen diversifying Ole Miss rushing attack

Nov. 12, 2019 5:56 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi faces the daunting challenge of consistently moving the football against No. 1 LSU this Saturday, possibly without the services of Scottie Phillips. Phillips missed the Rebels' 41-3 blowout of New Mexico State last week after injuring his ankle in a 20-14 loss to No. 13...

Ole Miss dominates winless New Mexico State 41-3

Nov. 9, 2019 8:35 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi coach Matt Luke can't help but smile when he discusses the development and performance of his freshman class, especially at the skill positions. Ole Miss freshmen Snoop Conner, Jerrion Ealy and quarterback John Rhys Plumlee combined to rush for five touchdowns Saturday as...

Ole Miss seeks to end skid against winless New Mexico State

Nov. 8, 2019 8:38 AM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi looks to snap a three-game losing streak when it hosts winless New Mexico State. The Rebels (3-6) return to nonconference competition Saturday after losing three consecutive games in Southeastern Conference play. Ole Miss' last two setbacks have been decided by one score...

Defense keeps Ole Miss competitive as its offense struggles

Nov. 5, 2019 7:29 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — While Mississippi's one-dimensional offense continues to struggle, its defense has shown remarkable progress. Ole Miss carries a three-game skid into Saturday's matchup with winless New Mexico State (0-8), but the Rebels stayed close in each of their last two games because of their...

Nix, No. 11 Auburn hold on, 20-14 over Ole Miss

Nov. 2, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn piled up yards, if not points, and the defense didn't permit many of either. Bo Nix passed for a career-high 340 yards and had a 1-yard touchdown run and the 11th-ranked Tigers withstood Mississippi's final drive to escape with a 20-14 victory Saturday night. Auburn (7-2, 4-2...

No. 11 Auburn hopes to bounce back against Ole Miss

Nov. 1, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Mississippi has two freshman quarterbacks, one more known for passing and the other for running. No. 11 Auburn did, too, when the week began. The Tigers (6-2, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) still are led by Bo Nix heading into Saturday night's game with the Rebels, but backup Joey...

Ole Miss rushing attack to face major test at No. 11 Auburn

Oct. 28, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's offense has had a week off and now gets to test its ground-oriented attack in a challenging stretch run. The Rebels spent their week off recuperating from injuries to quarterback John Rhys Plumlee, running back Jerrion Ealy and a trio of offensive linemen. All five...

Ole Miss' off week gives aching Rebels chance to heal

Oct. 22, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's off week comes at an optimal time for the Rebels because it gives them an opportunity to recover from a bruising 24-17 loss to Texas A&M. Freshman quarterback John Rhys Plumlee is having a minor knee procedure this week and should be back in time for Ole Miss' next...