AUSTIN, Tex. -- What a difference a year can make. A lot of things can happen in a year. For Ole Miss and Texas, a year can mean a 180 degree difference in the direction of your football program. After jumping out to a 14-0 lead early, Ole Miss took Texas's best shots in the 2nd quarter, then rolled in the second half behind a strong rushing attack to take 44-23 victory before 101,474 fans, the 3rd largest crowd in Texas history.
AUSTIN, Tex. -- The eyes of Mississippi were upon Austin, Texas this week as the roads leading west from Mississippi were ﬁlled with Ole Miss fans traveling to the Texas state capital in anticipation of their beloved Rebels ﬁrst visit since 1925 to take on national power Texas on the gridiron.
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STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann refused comment on a Yahoo Sports report that two former Mississippi State football players received impermissible benefits.
SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College freshman running back Preston Baker hobbled back to the team's postgame huddle Thursday night.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama coach Nick Saban knows it's become irrelevant whether frenetic, no-huddle offenses are what he wants college football to be.
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas Longhorns are in crisis.
FULTON -- The No. 12 Itawamba Community College football team survived five turnovers, three on special teams, to defeat Mississippi Delta C.C. 23-13 in the Indians' MACJC North Division opener on Thursday.
STARKVILLE -- A national report suggests five football players from three Southeastern Conference schools received impermissible benefits.
STARKVILLE -- Joey Swinarski completed his mission last week when the NCAA Eligibility Center cleared him to play college baseball this spring.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- All eyes might be on Johnny Manziel on Saturday when Alabama takes on Texas A&M game -- except for the Crimson Tide's defensive backs.
FULTON -- The Itawamba Community College CC football team moved up to No. 12 in the NJCAA and JCGridiron.com football polls after its 40-6 victory against Southwest Mississippi C.C. last week in Summit.
OXFORD -- Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze did much of his homework on Texas before the season even began.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- No. 6 Texas A&M University football team's defense didn't look great against Football Championship Subdivision school Sam Houston State University, giving up some huge plays in a 65-28 victory.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State freshman wide receiver Fred Brown will not be suspended for the Southeastern Conference opener against Auburn.
STARKVILLE -- It's not a situation where the Mississippi State offensive staff doesn't know what formations are coming from their opponent.
SCOOBA - For Dontreal Pruitt, wearing a No. 1 on his football uniform is symbolic.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University football coach Dan Mullen said he expects fifth-year senior quarterback Tyler Russell to practice even though he hadn't taken a concussion test as of Monday afternoon.
University of Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze won't take a lot from watching the film of the University of Texas' 40-21 loss to Brigham Young University.
STARKVILLE -- The Auburn University football team will have to reshuffle its first-team defense for its Southeastern Conference opener.
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