Auburn is bringing Hugh Freeze back to the Southeastern Conference as head coach of the Tigers, more than five years after his resignation from SEC West rival Mississippi amid both personal and NCAA scandals.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre is asking to be removed from a lawsuit by the state of Mississippi that seeks to recover millions of dollars in misspent welfare money that was intended to help some of the poorest people in the U.S.
Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin says he has informed school officials he will be staying at Ole Miss, putting an end to speculation that he was the leading candidate to fill the head coaching vacancy at Auburn.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State coach Mike Leach admitted the Egg Bowl series with Ole Miss ranks among the nation’s elite rivalries in unpredictability.
“Both sides let the other think they’d won it,” Leach said.
Arkansas (6-5, 3-4 SEC) at Missouri (5-6, 2-5), Friday, 3:30 p.m. EST (CBS)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Arkansas by 3
Lane Kiffin normally isn't one to mince words, but his description of the Egg Bowl is definitely on the diplomatic side.
A look at Week 13 in the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
Auburn (5-6, 2-5) at No. 8 Alabama (9-2, 5-2, No. 8 CFP) .
Mississippi State (7-4, 3-4 SEC) at No. 20 Mississippi (8-3, 4-3, No. 20 CFP), Thursday, 7 p.m. EST (ESPN)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Ole Miss by 2 1/2
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Quarterback KJ Jefferson returned. So did Arkansas’ offensive firepower. But Rocket Sanders grabbed the spotlight.
Sanders rushed for 232 yards and three touchdowns, including a 68-yarder on the opening drive of the second half, in a 42-27 rout of No.
Starkville, Miss. (AP) — On a chilly Saturday in Starkville, Miss., less than a week away from the Battle for the Golden Egg against rival Ole Miss, Mississippi State just needed to make it through healthy and with a win vs.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — If recent history holds true, fans who brave projected below-freezing temperatures Saturday night at Razorback Stadium may be in store for a thriller when Arkansas and Mississippi meet.
No. 14 Mississippi (8-2, 4-2 SEC, No. 14 CFP) at Arkansas (5-5, 2-4 SEC), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Mississippi by 2 1/2.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban wondered which Crimson Tide team would show up in Mississippi. As it turned out, he didn’t need to be worried, especially about quarterback Bryce Young.
No. 10 Alabama (7-2, 4-2 SEC, No. 9 CFP) at No. 11 Mississippi (8-2, 4-1, No. 11 CFP), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. EST (CBS)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Alabama by 11 1/2.
Lane Kiffin has intimate but limited experience with how his old boss Nick Saban handled regular-season losses.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In Massachusetts, Democrats and Republicans could find an issue to agree on: letting bars have happy hours.
Commonwealth law bans bars and other establishments from having special discounts on beer, wine and liquor.
A look at Week 11 in the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 10 Alabama (7-2, 4-2, No. 9 CFP) at No. 11 Mississippi (8-1, 4-1, No. 11 CFP).
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — If first-year LSU coach Brian Kelly had remained at Notre Dame, there was no guarantee he would get another shot to coach against Alabama's Nick Saban.
From now until one of them leaves his current post, they'll be on opposite sidelines at least once a year.
It's been more than a decade since a Football Bowl Subdivision team turned over the ball as many times in a 15-minute span as Wake Forest did against Louisville.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — J.T. Tuimoloau had a strip sack to set up No. 2 Ohio State for a touchdown and then had a pick-6 for the Buckeyes, who scored 28 points in the fourth quarter to erase a deficit and beat No.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Quinshon Judkins had quite the 19th birthday.
Judkins rushed for 205 yards, Jaxson Dart passed for three touchdowns and No. 15 Mississippi beat Texas A&M 31-28 on Saturday night.
Arkansas (4-3, 1-3 SEC) at Auburn (3-4, 1-3), Saturday, noon ET (SEC Network)
Line: Arkansas by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — No. 15 Ole Miss looks to rebound from its first loss of the season Saturday night when the Rebels visit a Texas A&M team reeling from yet another defeat in an increasingly disappointing season.
No. 15 Mississippi (7-1, 3-1 SEC) at Texas A&M (3-4, 1-3), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
Line: Ole Miss by 1 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
A look at Week 9 in the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 3 Tennessee (7-0, 3-0 SEC) hosts No. 19 Kentucky (5-2, 2-2)
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Freshman quarterback Cade Klubnik rallied No. 5 Clemson to two fourth-quarter touchdowns after replacing mistake-prone starter DJ Uiagalelei and the Tigers won their ACC-record setting 38th straight game at home, 27-21, over No.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels' dynamism has bamboozled defenses in back-to-back games.
Daniels ran for three touchdowns and passed for two scores, and LSU roared back from an early two-touchdown deficit to hand No.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin offered a blunt assessment of the challenge facing the unbeaten and seventh-ranked Rebels when they visit LSU on Saturday.
“This is the most talented opponent by far,” Kiffin said.
No. 7 Mississippi (7-0, 3-0 SEC) at LSU (5-2, 3-1), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
Line: LSU by 1 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
A look at Week 8 in the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 6 Alabama (6-1, 3-1 SEC) hosts No. 24 Mississippi State (5-2, 2-2)
One week, Mississippi zapped Vanderbilt for 448 passing yards.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) —
Jaxson Dart is warming up to the idea of being a running quarterback.
Dart ran for 115 yards, one of three Mississippi 100-yard rushers, and the ninth-ranked Rebels rolled up 448 on the ground in a 48-34 victory over Auburn Saturday.
Auburn (3-3, 1-2 SEC) at No. 9 Mississippi (6-0, 2-0), Saturday, noon ET (ESPN)
Line: Ole Miss by 14 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Lane Kiffin and No. 9 Mississippi are trying to keep rolling along.
A look at Week 7 n the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 3 Alabama (6-3, 3-0 SEC) at No. 6 Tennessee (5-0, 2-0)
Will Anderson is one of the nation’s top pass rushers. Hendon Hooker has been among the hottest passers.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre says he is being treated unfairly in news coverage of a Mississippi welfare scandal, including about payments he received to help fund a pet project of his — a volleyball arena at the university he attended and where his daughter was playing the sport.
Elijah Moore was rooting for Jonathan Mingo to break his record.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jalen Milroe threw for three touchdowns in his first start and No. 1 Alabama made a final goal-line stand to escape with a 24-20 victory over Texas A&M on Saturday night in a battle of backup quarterbacks.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The ninth-ranked Mississippi Rebels got a glimpse of just how good they might be this season in how they handled trailing at halftime for the first time this season.
Jaxson Dart threw for a career-high 448 yards and three touchdowns and Mississippi overcame a 10-point deficit in routing Vanderbilt 52-28 on Saturday for its first 6-0 start since 2014.
No. 9 Mississippi (5-0, 1-0 SEC) at Vanderbilt (3-2, 0-1), Saturday, 4 p.m. ET (SEC Network)
Line: Ole Miss by 18 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The ninth-ranked Ole Miss Rebels might not be in the mood to talk about the Vanderbilt Commodores.
Seeing top-ranked Alabama firmly among the national leaders defensively isn’t shocking considering its steady influx of top talent and grooming under Nick Saban.
The pleasant surprise is having some of the Crimson Tide’s West Division brethren representing the Southeastern Conference as well.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — After Bryce Young was knocked out of the game with a shoulder injury in the second quarter, No. 2 Alabama turned to Jahmyr Gibbs and backup quarterback Jalen Milroe to pull away from No.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Lane Kiffin changed his opinion of his defense after No. 14 Mississippi forced two turnovers in the final three minutes to preserve a 22-19 win over No. 7 Kentucky on Saturday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi is paying tribute to 89-year-old James Meredith 60 years after white protesters erupted into violence as he became the first Black student to enroll in what was then a bastion of Deep South segregation.
No. 7 Kentucky (4-0, 1-0 SEC) at No. 14 Ole Miss (4-0, 0-0), Saturday, noon ET (ESPN)
Line: Ole Miss by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
A look at Week 5 in the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 7 Kentucky (4-0, 1-0 SEC) at No. 14 Mississippi (4-0, 0-0)
Kentucky vs. Mississippi is quite a meaningful matchup in the Southeastern Conference these days.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — After Mississippi spent millions of dollars in welfare money on Brett Favre’s pet project, a university volleyball arena, the retired NFL quarterback tried two years later to get additional cash from the state’s welfare agency for another sports facility, new court documents show.