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MSU, Auburn prepare for early showdown

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  • Auburn equestrian wins NCEA national championship

    Auburn equestrian wins NCEA national championship

    Saturday, April 21 2018 10:04 PM EDT2018-04-22 02:04:58 GMT

    The second-seeded Tigers defeated No. 1 Georgia 10-5 to win the 2018 NCEA National Championship. This marks Auburn's fourth national title, joining championships in 2006, 2011 and 2013.

    The second-seeded Tigers defeated No. 1 Georgia 10-5 to win the 2018 NCEA National Championship. This marks Auburn's fourth national title, joining championships in 2006, 2011 and 2013.

  • Auburn guard Davion Mitchell transferring to Baylor

    Auburn guard Davion Mitchell transferring to Baylor

    Saturday, April 21 2018 4:38 PM EDT2018-04-21 20:38:19 GMT
    (Source: Auburn University)(Source: Auburn University)

    Point guard Davion Mitchell is transferring to Baylor after playing in all 34 games as a freshman at Auburn.

    Point guard Davion Mitchell is transferring to Baylor after playing in all 34 games as a freshman at Auburn.

  • Malzahn to compete in coach's charity golf tournament

    Malzahn to compete in coach's charity golf tournament

    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:55 PM EDT2018-04-19 21:55:03 GMT
    Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)
    Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn (Source: WSFA 12 News file photo)

    Malzahn will be paired with former Auburn place kicker Al Del Greco in the 12th annual charity golf tournament. Alabama head coach Nick Saban will be paired with former Heisman Trophy Winner and current NFL running back Mark Ingram.

    Malzahn will be paired with former Auburn place kicker Al Del Greco in the 12th annual charity golf tournament. Alabama head coach Nick Saban will be paired with former Heisman Trophy Winner and current NFL running back Mark Ingram.

Mississippi State's revamped offense did everything asked of it during last weekend's lopsided victory over Jackson State.

But the degree of difficulty - along with the stakes - increase exponentially on Saturday when the Bulldogs (1-0) host Auburn (0-1) at Davis Wade Stadium.

The Auburn-Mississippi State game has become crucial for both teams for many reasons - most notably its early spot on the schedule.

The Bulldogs have been on the wrong end of the scoreboard the past two seasons, losing 17-14 in Starkville in 2010 and 41-34 at Auburn in 2011.

Mississippi State believes it has the talent to finally get past the Tigers and notch a signature Southeastern Conference victory. The Bulldogs have a 0-12 record against Auburn, Arkansas, LSU and Alabama during Mullen's 4-year tenure.

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