BATON ROUGE, La. -- Alabama quarterback Blake Sims figured out LSU's swarming defense just in time for the Crimson Tide to deal the Tigers yet another devastating loss in raucous Death Valley. Sims drove Alabama 55 yards in the final 50 seconds of regulation for a tying field goal, and threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to DeAndrew White in overtime to lift No. 4 Alabama to a 20-13 victory against No. 14 LSU on Saturday night.
Sam Caldwell believes Zion Campbell has the potential to help his Riverdale Baptist (Md.) girls basketball team build on its national championship from last season. Vic Schaefer and the Mississippi State women's basketball coaches have seen that potential, too, and they hope Campbell can continue to develop and push the Bulldogs closer to championships of their own.
STARKVILLE -- Heisman Trophy candidate Dak Prescott's day was finished just after halftime. The Southeastern Conference's leading rusher, tailback Josh Robinson, watched most of the game from the sideline. Three more starters didn't play, but the No. 1 Mississippi State football team barely missed a beat, as its next wave of playmakers emerged Saturday in a 45-16 victory against Tennessee-Martin on Homecoming.
STARKVILLE -- The scoreboard hadn't even been turned off. That's how much time it took for the No. 1 Mississippi State football team, with fans still cheering a 45-16 homecoming victory against Tennessee-Martin, to begin fielding questions about the next game on its schedule.
Tennessee-Martin/MSU By the Numbers
OXFORD -- Shortly after a pair of heartbreaking losses that tarnished a 7-0 start and a No. 3 ranking in the poll, Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze made a promise to himself and his Rebels. "I promised to stay the course and not be discouraged," Freeze said, "so I'm happy to have eight wins and be sitting where we are. It's a happy locker room today."
WESSON -- Each season, Christmas morning approaches and many youngsters have the same enthusiasm when they rip through their presents. The same could be said for the East Mississippi Community College football team. While the championships are mounting, the Lions celebrate each title like it is the only one they have ever had.
STARKVILLE - In the moments following Mississippi State's 72-51 win over Delta State in an exhibition game Thursday night, Delta State coach Jim Boone sought out MSU junior forward Gavin Ware to share a few words of encouragement.
MSU vs. UT-Martin: Five for Inside
STARKVILLE -- Dak Prescott will not be the only Mississippi State quarterback signee that garners attention on Saturday when No. 1 Mississippi State hosts the University of Tennessee-Martin.
Five Keys for the MSU Defense against UT-Martin
STARKVILLE -- Unfortunately, the start of Rick Ray's third season as Mississippi State men's basketball coach looks familiar.
STARKVILLE -- The basketball doesn't discriminate.
STARKVILLE -- "Put the ball down."
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The No. 4 Alabama football team sees a defined path to all of its big-picture goals, starting with LSU as the first of several big obstacles. Alabama received a boost on its open date when Auburn beat Ole Miss, the only team to defeat Alabama this season. That means its game at 7 p.m. Saturday (WCBI) against No. 14 LSU at Tiger Stadium is the first since that loss where Alabama (7-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) is in charge of its fate.
5 Offensive Keys for Mississippi State vs. Tennessee-Martin
STARKVILLE -- Dak Prescott shrugged his shoulders. Asked Tuesday how his team's offense can respond after a 17-point showing against Arkansas on Saturday night, Mississippi State's junior quarterback was his worst critic. He also came across as a player eager to right the ship.
STARKVILLE -- For the second-consecutive week, the Mississippi State football team is at the top of the heap in the College Football Playoff Committee's Top 25.
STARKVILLE -- Practice hasn't been the same for Mississippi State forward Gavin Ware this season. That's a good thing. Ware, a Starkville High School product, has been MSU's most productive front-court player since arriving on campus before the 2012-13 season. Ware's natural ability helped him adjust to the college game. At 6-foot-9, 250 pounds, Ware averaged 10 points and seven rebounds per game as a sophomore. But he achieved those numbers on a team that had little depth and not a lot of size up front. Now Ware has help.
The Ole Miss football team's heartbreaking loss to Auburn last weekend didn't just have a psychological effect on the Rebels. It also left them having to replace arguably the team's best offensive playmaker. Sophomore receiver Laquon Treadwell is out for the season after breaking his left leg and dislocating his ankle in the final minutes of a 35-31 loss to Auburn. Now the No. 12 Rebels (7-2, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) are trying to find a new lead receiver as they try to salvage their season.
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