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Colleges

  • Toledo storms past Ball State
    It was wet and wild – and disappointing – for the Ball State State football team, which lost to the Toledo Rockets 34-23 in a game that finished at 12:45 a.m. Sunday.
  • Ball State falls to Toledo, 34-23
    TOLEDO – It was a wet and wild night and disappointing night and early morning for the Ball State football team.
  • Winstonless Seminoles need OT to top Tigers
    With Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston watching from the sideline, No. 1 Florida State come back to beat No. 22 Clemson 23-17 in overtime on Karlos Williams’ 12-yard touchdown run Saturday night.
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Mississippi State linebacker Benardrick McKinney makes a shoestring tackle of Tennessee running back Rajion Neal

No. 19 Mississippi State beats Tennessee

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Tyler Russell threw for 291 yards and two touchdowns, LaDarius Perkins added 101 rushing yards and a touchdown and No. 19 Mississippi State beat Tennessee 41-31 on Saturday night.

Mississippi State (6-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) continues its best start since 1999. The Bulldogs led 27-14 at halftime, but the Volunteers rallied to cut the margin to 34-31 by midway through the fourth quarter.

Russell sealed the victory with a 9-yard pass to Malcolm Johnson with nine seconds remaining. The junior quarterback completed 23 of 37 passes and set career highs in completions, attempts and passing yards.

Tennessee's Tyler Bray completed 13 of 24 passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns. Tennessee lost for the first time in the series since 1994, snapping a six-game winning streak.

Tennessee's Cordarrelle Patterson had a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. The Volunteers (3-3, 0-3) have lost all three games to ranked opponents.

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