Other rivalries can keep their conference titles or playoff scenarios. This Egg Bowl will be the culmination of two years of NCAA investigations, lawsuits, recruiting scandals and a fired coach, taking Mississippi State-Ole Miss to another level.
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Chip Kelly is the hottest name on the college coaching market, and the recent UCLA head coach vacancy joins Florida, Tennessee and Ole Miss as Power 5 openings. If not Kelly, should teams take a flier on Lane Kiffin?
Not surprisingly, Alabama didn't have any trouble against Mercer and remains atop the standings heading into a tilt with Auburn.
Some games, such as Alabama-Auburn, have major playoff implications. Others, such as Ole Miss-Mississippi State, are just about good, old-fashioned hatred. Either way, these are the battles this weekend that make college football great.
Nick Starkel threw for 272 yards and a touchdown to lead Texas A&M past Mississippi 31-24 on Saturday night.
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ESPN's Paul Carcaterra checks out a local food craze in Oxford, Mississippi on the day before the Ole Miss v Texas A&M Game.
With some SEC outfits taking a nonconference breather, we turn our attention to Mizzou, aiming to win a fifth straight and book a postseason trip.
New quarterback, same result for the Ole Miss offense. Against Louisiana, Ta'amu threw for 350 yards for the third-straight time since becoming the Rebels' starter following Shea Patterson's injury.
Auburn jumped up thanks to its impressive win over then-No. 1 Georgia, but a familiar team remains atop the SEC rankings.
Jordan Ta'amu threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more as Mississippi scored on its opening five possessions Saturday to defeat Louisiana 50-22.