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No. 8 Mississippi beats Mississippi State 31-21 in Egg Bowl

Nov. 26, 2021 00:22 AM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Snoop Conner ran for two touchdowns and No. 8 Mississippi scored 21 straight points to beat Mississippi State 31-21 on Thursday night in a windy, rainy and cold Egg Bowl. “What a cool night. What a cool win. We’re happy and relieved,”...

It's Egg over Iron by a longshot this week in the SEC

Nov. 25, 2021 02:11 AM EST

A look at Week 13 in the Southeastern Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 8 Mississippi (9-2, 5-2) at Mississippi State (7-4, 4-3), Thursday night. The SEC West Division race is over for Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Yet, both the...

No. 8 Mississippi, Mississippi St battle in Egg Bowl rivalry

Nov. 24, 2021 16:44 PM EST

Eye-popping offensive numbers have sparked improvements by No. 8 Mississippi and Mississippi State and make their in-state rivalry showdown even more intriguing. The Rebels (9-2, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) and Bulldogs (7-4, 4-3) both bring winning streaks into the 94th...

It's rivalry week around the SEC, and they do just mean more

Nov. 24, 2021 14:14 PM EST

Winning rivalry games comes with bragging rights and other rewards, but Alabama coach Nick Saban knows what losing them brings. “If you don’t have success in this game, I don’t care what else you accomplish in the season, there’s always a ‘but,’" Saban said....

Rogers throws 5 TDs as Mississippi St. routs Tennessee St.

Nov. 20, 2021 16:55 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State quarterback Will Rogers broke Dak Prescott’s single-season program record for passing touchdowns on the Bulldogs’ first drive Saturday against Tennessee State. Then he surpassed Prescott’s mark in passing yards on their...

Mississippi State looks to keep rolling vs Tennessee State

Nov. 18, 2021 13:53 PM EST

Mississippi State is playing its best football, and coach Mike Leach wants his team to keep their feet on the gas. The Bulldogs (6-4) have won three of four and are coming off their biggest comeback in school history against then-No. 17 Auburn. Saturday's inaugural...

In the SEC, defense reigns again with Georgia, Bama on top

Nov. 17, 2021 16:35 PM EST

Alabama coach Nick Saban and Georgia's Kirby Smart are not exactly known as quarterback whisperers, or the types of cutting-edge offensive innovators that get a ton of attention in college football these days. They both cut their teeth on the defensive side of the ball,...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Oklahoma loss boosts Cincinnati's hopes

Nov. 14, 2021 09:56 AM EST

The College Football Playoff selection committee's assessment of Oklahoma ended up looking spot on. The number of unbeaten teams in major college football dropped to three after the Sooners were manhandled by No. 18 Baylor, one of two victories Saturday for remaining Big...

Rogers, Mississippi State rally past No. 16 Auburn 43-34

Nov. 13, 2021 16:56 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Will Rogers threw for 415 yards and six touchdowns, and Mississippi State beat No. 16 Auburn 43-34 on Saturday. Auburn (6-4, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) scored touchdowns on its first four possessions and led 28-3 midway through the second quarter....

No. 16 Auburn, Mississippi State try to rebound from losses

Nov. 11, 2021 14:06 PM EST

Mississippi State (5-4, 3-3 SEC) at No. 16 Auburn (6-3, 3-2, No. 17 CFP), Saturday at noon EST (ESPN). Line: Auburn by 5 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Auburn leads 65-27-2. WHAT’S AT STAKE? ...