FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Jalen Hurts accounted for four touchdowns, and Minkah Fitzpatrick had three interceptions Saturday to lead the No. 1 Alabama football team to a 49-30 victory against No. 16 Arkansas. The victory helped Alabama (6-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) extend its nation-best winning streak to 18 games.
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly, the nephew of Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, was involved in a brawl at his brother's high school football game.
SAN ANTONIO -- Jalen Rhodes rushed for 165 yards and three touchdowns Saturday to help the University of Texas-San Antonio football team beat Southern Mississippi 55-32 to snap a three-game losing streak.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen is looking to do something that hasn't happened since Jackie Sherrill led the Bulldogs. Mullen and MSU have a chance to win three games in a row against Auburn. It would be the longest streak against the Tigers since the Bulldogs won four in a row from 1997-2000.
GOODMAN -- Typically, late season is when the East Mississippi Community College football team is on the prowl for style points. On Thursday night at Ras Branch Stadium, No. 5 EMCC survived an intense battle with No. 16 Holmes C.C. before coming away with a 63-49 victory. The win helped EMCC extend its Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) North Division winning streak to 22 games.
STARKVILLE -- Window dressing. That's how Mississippi State football defensive coordinator Peter Sirmon describes the Auburn offense. Watching film of the Tigers, Sirmon said he has seen a lot of formations and has watched Auburn use guys in motion and make shifts in an attempt to confuse defenses. Sirmon likened the window dressing to cars passing by when asked why it is so effective and how it distracts defenses.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State men's basketball coach Ben Howland bowed his head both Monday and Tuesday and asked the media to take a look.
STARKVILLE -- When Ashton Shumpert was young, he watched his grandfather closely as he worked.
STARKVILLE -- Morgan William has her own gear for breakaway speed.
STARKVILLE -- Vic Schaefer begins the 2016-17 season today with one big question: Are there different degrees of young? A year ago, the Mississippi State women's basketball team looked to build on a 27-win season and a trip to the second round of the NCAA tournament with a team made up largely of underclasswomen. The five-win improvement from the previous season solidified hopes that the Bulldogs were making strides to becoming a top-tier program in the Southeastern Conference and one that could contend with the nation's top teams.
STARKVILLE -- After a stellar freshman season, Quinndary Weatherspoon faces high expectations for the 2016-17 season. Playing opposite of five-star guard Malik Newman, Weatherspoon flourished for the Mississippi State men's basketball team and was named to the All-Southeastern Conference Freshman team. Weatherspoon played guard and made the transition to forward in January and played well.
STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen did a lot of multi-tasking last week. The Mississippi State football coach used the week following his team's victory against Massachusetts at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, to clean up some problem areas and to give some veterans time off to heal injuries. Near the end of the week, Mullen and his coaches started to prepare for the team's game against Auburn (3-2, 1-1) at 11 a.m. Saturday (SEC Network) at Davis Wade Stadium.
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OXFORD -- Legendary Ohio State Coach Woody Hayes is credited with saying, "Three things happen when you throw the ball, and two of them are bad!"
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SCOOBA -- When the crowd drew quiet and the East Mississippi Community College football team was set to come out of a timeout to start a drive from its 1-yard line, one voice could be heard over any other at Sullivan-Windham Field. EMCC band director Steve Stringer used a megaphone to tell his band members to "cue the fight song." On this night, it was good to have a megaphone handy.
SCOOBA -- East Mississippi Community College ninth-year football coach Buddy Stephens made a phone call looking for closure earlier in the week. Last season, EMCC and Mississippi Delta C.C. had an ugly benches-clearing brawl in the final game of the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) regular season.
STARKVILLE -- Looking to build on the program's 11th Southeastern Conference championship in 2016, Mississippi State baseball coach John Cohen announced Thursday that his team will play 20 fall intrasquad scrimmages at Dudy Noble Field starting Thursday, Oct. 13. All scrimmages are free and open to the public.
OXFORD -- Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze has been paying attention to Memphis' hot start. The Tigers might have a new coach and new quarterback this season, but Freeze says the 16th-ranked Rebels (2-2) will be tested when Memphis (3-0) comes to town on Saturday night.
STARKVILLE -- Johnathan Calvin has been a defensive lineman for most of his football career. The Mississippi State senior played at that position at Provine High School and at Murray High, where he played as a junior and as a senior. He then played defensive end at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Calvin signed with MSU in July 2014 and played in all 13 games last season, drawing one start (Belk Bowl against North Carolina State).
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