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Mississippi State head coach Mike Leach hugs safety Marcus Murphy (7) after an NCAA college football game against LSU in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Mississippi State won 44-34. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

AP Top 25 Takeaways: LSU gets Air Raided; No. 3 OU upset

Sep. 27, 2020 10:44 AM EDT

The Pirate plundered the defending national champions. Oklahoma got its annual faceplant as a big favorite out of the way early. Texas made a crazy comeback to keep the Big 12 from going up in flames. College football was batty on Saturday, which for the first time in a season that was never a certainty made...

Mississippi State quarterback K.J. Costello (3) passes in the first half an NCAA college football game against LSU in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Costello's 623 yards lead Miss. St. past No. 6 LSU, 44-34

Sep. 26, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New Mississippi State coach Mike Leach put his “Air Raid” offense in the hands of a transfer quarterback who showed up over the summer and the results were like nothing defending national champion LSU or the Southeastern Conference has ever seen. K.J. Costello passed...

Florida tight end Kyle Pitts (84) breaks away from Mississippi linebacker Jacquez Jones (32) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. No. 5 Florida won 51-35. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)

No. 5 Florida beats Ole Miss 51-35 in Kiffin's debut

Sep. 26, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Kyle Pitts gives Florida an almost unfair advantage. The star tight end caught four of Kyle Trask’s six touchdown passes and No. 5 Florida spoiled the head coaching debut of Mississippi’s Lane Kiffin with a 51-35 victory Saturday. Trask completed 30 of 42 passes for 416...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. (24) intercepts the ball from Georgia wide receiver George Pickens (1) during the second half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, in Atlanta.   LSU says Stingley Jr. has been ruled out of the No. 6 Tigers’ opener Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 against Mississippi State because of an illness. LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette says Stingley’s illness is not COVID-19 and that the sophomore is expected to rejoin football activities after concluding medical treatment evaluation by doctors.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

LSU star cornerback Derek Stingley out vs Mississippi State

Sep. 26, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU All-American cornerback Derek Stingley Jr., who entered this season as one of the top stars in college football, has been ruled out of the No. 6 Tigers' opener Saturday against Mississippi State because of an illness. LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette said Stingley's illness is not...

Company to pay $60M for deceptive marketing with pelvic mesh

Sep. 25, 2020 12:30 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A company that failed to adequately inform women of dangerous side effects related to permanent pelvic mesh devices will be required to pay $60 million, according to a settlement announced this week by state attorney generals across the U.S. The money from C.R. Bard, Inc. and its...

FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, file photo, LSU Tigers quarterback Myles Brennan (15) passes during an NCAA football game against Georgia Southern in Baton Rouge, La. LSU enters Saturday's season opener with Myles Brennan taking over at quarterback for Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow while Mississippi State has a new coach in Mike Leach whose reputation for high-flying offenses precedes him. (AP Photo/Michael Democker, File)

No. 6 LSU and Miss. St. clash in test of new faces, systems

Sep. 24, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — No. 6 LSU begins its national title defense with a game featuring numerous new faces on both sidelines. The Tigers have Myles Brennan taking over at quarterback for Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow while Mississippi State has a new coach in Mike Leach whose reputation for...

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo, New Mississippi State NCAA college football head coach Mike Leach speaks at a news conference in Starkville, Miss., after being officially introduced as the head coach. Mississippi State's Mike Leach and Mississippi's Lane Kiffin brought big names and offensive pedigrees to the Magnolia State. But they drew huge challenges for their debuts, with the Bulldogs visiting defending national champion and No. 6 LSU and the Rebels hosting No. 5 Florida. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

No. 6 LSU opens title defense vs. Mississippi State

Sep. 24, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

Mississippi State at No. 6 LSU, Saturday at 3:30 ET (CBS). Line: LSU by 16 1/2. Series record: LSU leads 75-35-3. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Defending national champion LSU seeks to justify the top 10 ranking it received despite seeing 14 of last season’s players selected in the 2020 NFL draft, tying a record...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Florida head coach Dan Mullen watches his players warm up before an NCAA college football game against Florida State, in Gainesville, Fla. Mullen is still wary about what lies ahead as Florida prepares to open the season at Ole Miss on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. “Obviously, all the COVID stuff makes you anxious,” Mullen said. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Mullen returns to Mississippi with No. 5 Florida, SEC hopes

Sep. 24, 2020 2:15 PM EDT

No. 5 Florida at Ole Miss, Saturday at noon ET (ESPN). Line: Florida by 14. Series record: Ole Miss leads 12-11-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Florida looks to get coach Dan Mullen’s third season, the most anticipated one yet, off to a good start in Oxford, Mississippi. The Gators have hopes of competing for...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Florida head coach Dan Mullen watches his players warm up before an NCAA college football game against Florida State, in Gainesville, Fla. Mullen is still wary about what lies ahead as Florida prepares to open the season at Ole Miss on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. “Obviously, all the COVID stuff makes you anxious,” Mullen said. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Mullen takes No. 5 Florida, title hopes back to Mississippi

Sep. 24, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

Dan Mullen should hope this trip to Ole Miss goes as well his first — or his last. The Florida coach has three wins in Oxford, Mississippi, with the two most memorable visits coming in 2007 with the Gators and nine years later with Mississippi State. This one could top both given it’s Florida...

Cars get stranded on high flood waters on Houston Ave. exit from Interstate 45 during Tropical Storm Beta Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Houston. (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Beta continues slow trek, bringing rain to several states

Sep. 23, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A weakened Beta continued its slow trek across several Southern states on Wednesday, bringing rainfall to parts of Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi after having flooded homes and roadways in Texas. Houston began drying out on Wednesday after some parts of the metro area got nearly 14...