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Last week, Southern Miss suffered a big loss at the hands of Georgia State. Coach Hall made it a goal to get everyone’s minds off of bowl eligibility and get their minds on just playing and winning the game. Coach Hall figured it would help best to get their minds on the game, play and work in the game, and then worry about the reward. This week, the Golden Eagles traveled to Conway, South Carolina to take on the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. Coastal has been a Sun Belt Conference powerhouse for many years, and they refuse to slow down this year, only losing one game so far. Southern Miss was down 17-0 in the first quarter of the game, and their offense and defense were not looking too good. But in the second, the Eagles jumped back to tie the game 17 all at halftime. After halftime, the football game turned into more of a tennis match. As soon as one team would score a touchdown or field goal, so would the other. This went back and forth until Coastal scored a touchdown with 9 minutes left to win the game 26-23. The loss proved to actually be one of Southern’s top offensive games, with this being their third game with over 300 passing yards.
Every year, one of the most watched sporting events is the Ole Miss-Alabama game. This historic rivalry dates all the way back to 1894 when “The Flood” (Ole Miss’ name at the time) defeated the Crimson Tide in Jackson. The 2022 matchup was the 70th meeting between these two teams with very high stakes resting on this game. If Alabama wins, LSU will win the SEC West. If Ole Miss wins, they would have to hope for LSU to lose their last two games in order for the Rebels to trot to Atlanta to play Georgia in the SEC Championship. The #11 Rebels showed up and showed out at this game, never letting #10 Alabama lead the game until 2 4th quarter field goals, allowing the Tide to roll out of Oxford with a 30-24 win.
Despite both being founding members of the 88-year-old Southeastern Conference, Mississippi State and Georgia have met only 26 times. Ironically, both teams are also the Bulldogs. Tradition runs deep with these two teams who have been SEC powerhouses in multiple sports for decades. If Georgia would beat Mississippi State this year, they would claim the SEC East. If Georgia loses, Tennessee would have to win out to claim the SEC East. But all cards turned in Georgia’s favor as the Dawgs topped the Bulldogs 45-19 in Starkville in front of just over 60,000 ringing cowbells.
Let’s check out the other scores from around Week 11 in Mississippi:
- Jackson State (9-0) vs. Alabama A&M (3-6): 27-13
- Alcorn State (4-5) vs. Bethune-Cookman (2-7): 17-14
- MS Valley State (1-8) @ Southern (5-4): 7-27
- MS College (4-6) vs. West Florida (8-1): 21-56
- Delta State (9-1) vs. West Georgia (5-5): 17-7
- Belhaven (8-1) vs. Maryville (4-5): 22-25
- Millsaps (3-6) @ Centre (5-4): 3-57
Here is the Week 12 schedule, along with the TV Times for games:
- Southern Miss (5-5) vs. South Alabama (8-2), NFL Network, 2:30 PM
- MS State (6-4) vs. East Tennessee State (3-7), ESPN+, 11:00 AM
- #14 Ole Miss (8-2) @ Arkansas (5-5), SEC Network, 6:30 PM
- Jackson State (10-0) @ Alcorn State (5-5), ESPN+, 2:30 PM (2022 Soul Bowl)
- MS Valley State (1-9) vs. Prairie View (6-4)
- Mississippi College’s Season Ends with a 4-7 Record
- Delta State (10-1) vs. Fayetteville State (8-2) (Division II Championship, Round 1)
- Belhaven’s Season Ends with an 8-2 Record
- Millsaps’ Season Ends with a 3-7 Record
By Andy Baeuerle
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