NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a contract with their top draft pick Jeffery Simmons, the 19th selection overall out of Mississippi State.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Titans' top draft pick is busy with meetings out of sight from prying eyes as reporters got their one look at Tennessee's latest crop of rookies.
Titans focus on improving offense on draft’s 2nd day
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans spent the second day of the draft addressing their issues on offense.
Tennessee took Mississippi wide receiver A.J. Brown in the second round...
Mississippi WR Brown skips senior year, enters NFL draft
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi receiver A.J. Brown has announced that he will skip his senior season and enter this spring's NFL draft.
The 6-foot-1, 230-pound Brown had a stellar three-year career for the Rebels, and was recently named an AP All-Southeastern Conference selection this season after catching 85 passes for 1,320 yards and six touchdowns. He is the school's all-time leading receiver with 189 career receptions for 2,984 yards and 19 touchdowns.
Mississippi State’s Simmons wins Conerly Trophy
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State's Jeffery Simmons won the Conerly Trophy on Tuesday night after being an anchor in the middle of one of the nation's best defenses.
4 players ejected from Ole Miss-Miss St Egg Bowl after fight
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Four players have been ejected from the Egg Bowl between Mississippi and Mississippi State after a fight at the end of the third quarter.
Ole Miss appeared to score a touchdown on the final play of the quarter Thursday night when A.J. Brown crossed the goal line. Players started shoving immediately after the play, and the fight spilled over across the end zone with several punches thrown. Both benches emptied onto the field before order was restored.
Ole Miss tries for another upset vs. No. 23 Mississippi St
No. 22 Mississippi State (7-4, 3-4 SEC, No. 18 CFP) at Mississippi (5-6, 1-6), Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST (ESPN)
Rebels’ Brown, MSU’s Simmons among Conerly Trophy finalists
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons, Ole Miss receiver A.J. Brown and Southern Mississippi receiver Quez Watkins are among the 10 finalists for the Conerly Trophy.
The Conerly is given each year to the most outstanding college football player in Mississippi. This is the 23rd year for the award, and the winner will be announced on Nov. 27 in Jackson. The featured speaker will be former Ole Miss and New Orleans Saints star Deuce McAllister.
Vandy keeps bowl hopes alive, edging Ole Miss 36-29 in OT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The debate over whether or not A.J. Brown caught the ball in the end zone may never end.
The Vanderbilt Commodores have no doubt Randall Haynie at least broke up the pass, and he believes he pulled it away for an interception. They know for sure that Joejuan Williams knocked down the next pass to seal a very big victory.
Ole Miss WR Metcalf out for season with neck injury
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi receiver D.K. Metcalf is out for the season after suffering a neck injury against Arkansas.
Coach Matt Luke said on Monday that Metcalf was hurt early in the Arkansas game on Saturday, which Ole Miss won 37-33. Luke said the injury wasn't initially thought to be serious, but tests revealed the damage.
Luke says that "long-term he's going to be fine but I think it's going to require surgery."
STAT WATCH: Ole Miss’ 826 yards 2nd-highest in SEC history
Mississippi came within 7 yards of the Southeastern Conference record with its national season-high 826 yards of total offense against Louisiana-Monroe.
It was the biggest output nationally since Oklahoma and Texas Tech each amassed 854 yards against each other in October 2016, and in the SEC since Paul "Bear" Bryant's Alabama Crimson Tide piled up 833 yards against Virginia Tech in 1973.
Ta’amu accounts for 5 TDs, Ole Miss routs ULM 70-21
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi coach Matt Luke believed his Rebels had not lost confidence despite disappointing performances against Alabama and LSU in Southeastern Conference competition. As it turned out, he was absolutely correct.
"We had shown flashes of being really good offensively, even in our losses. Today, we were really consistent," said Ole Miss coach Matt Luke, as the Rebels scored touchdowns on their opening nine possessions Saturday in a 70-21 win over Louisiana-Monroe.
No. 5 LSU honing in on explosive Ole Miss air attack
Mississippi (3-1, 0-1 SEC) at No. 5 LSU (4-0, 1-0), 9:15 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Florida’s Mullen returns to Starkville for SEC matchup
Here are a few things to watch during the fifth week of the Southeastern Conference football season:
No. 1 Alabama looks to contain talented Ole Miss offense
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — No. 1 Alabama looks like one of the most complete teams in the country through two weeks, boasting a team filled with stars on both offense and defense.
Ole Miss roster doesn't have that luxury. With a suspect defense, if the high-scoring Rebels (2-0, 0-0 Southeastern Conference) want to pull off the upset over the Crimson Tide (2-0, 0-0), there's little doubt Saturday's game will turn into a shootout.
Alabama secondary’s primary concern: Covering Brown & Co.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's new-look secondary is facing its biggest challenge yet. So, however, are the Mississippi receivers.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide's still inexperienced defensive backs are tasked with containing Rebels' quarterback Jordan Ta'amu, along with A.J. Brown and his fellow receivers Saturday night in Oxford, Mississippi.
No. 1 Alabama travels for SEC test against Mississippi
No. 1 Alabama (2-0, 0-0 SEC) at Mississippi (2-0, 0-0), 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Ta’amu, Phillips help Ole Miss over Texas Tech 47-27
HOUSTON (AP) — Just after Mississippi piled up more than 500 yards in a blowout of Texas Tech on Saturday quarterback Jordan Ta'amu was asked about his group of receivers led by A.J. Brown, DaMarkus Lodge and D.K. Metcalf.
"They're so talented," he said. "They're the best in the nation. I believe that in my heart. I'm grateful they're on my side and I can throw to them."
On Saturday the Rebels showed that they have a pretty good running game, too.
Mississippi’s AJ Brown 1 of nation’s top college receivers
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's A.J. Brown is used to people having strong opinions about him.
That's what happens in the Magnolia State after a prized recruit chooses to play football at Ole Miss despite growing up just a few miles from rival Mississippi State's campus. His sophomore season showed why there is so much buzz — the bruising 6-foot-1, 230-pound junior caught 75 passes for 1,252 yards and 11 touchdowns.
JACKSON — Ole Miss wide receiver A.J. Brown won the 2017 C Spire Conerly Trophy Tuesday night as Mississippi’s most outstanding college football player this season. Now in its 22nd year, the C Spire Conerly Trophy is named after the late Charlie Conerly — the only football inductee in the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame who was an All-American at a Mississippi university, an NFL rookie of the year and NFL All-Pro member and quarterbacked a team to a world championship. Brown, a sophomore from...
Ole Miss WR A.J. Brown wins Conerly Trophy
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi receiver A.J. Brown is well aware of the school's former star receiver Laquon Treadwell. One reason is because there's a picture on the wall of the program's practice facility that displays some of Treadwell's achievements.
Brown took notice.
"Every day in the summer I'd say, 'I'm sorry, but you're coming down," Brown said with a grin. "It made me work a lot harder."
Starkville, Miss. — Jordan Ta'amu threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns, Jordan Wilkins ran for two scores and Mississippi upset No. 16 Mississippi State 31-28 on Thursday night.
Ole Miss (6-6, 3-5 Southeastern Conference) held off a late Mississippi State rally to win the Egg Bowl for the fourth time in six seasons. The Rebels had a 10-6 lead at halftime and broke it open in the second half with touchdown passes of 77 yards to A.J. Brown and 63 yards to D.K. Metcalf.
Mississippi stuns No. 16 Mississippi State 31-28 in Egg Bowl
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A.J. Brown thought the ball was overthrown, but kept sprinting and stuck his arms out as far as they would go. The Mississippi receiver was astonished when the ball stuck right in his hands and he ran for a crucial touchdown.
After a year of bad news, things were finally going the Rebels' way in the Egg Bowl.
Two Matchups To Watch
OM receivers vs. LSU DBs
The Rebels have three wideouts whom coach Ed Orgeron expects to be high draft picks. They’ll meet a secondary coming off one of its better showings in a while (11 pass breakups; 4 completions in 21 targets in downfield man coverage). Donte Jackson, in his nickel role, will battle slot guys like A.J. Brown (19.4 ypc) and Van Jefferson (4.6 rpg).
Kentucky trying to make push in SEC’s Eastern Division
Here are some things to watch in Week 8 of the Southeastern Conference season:
Young QB Patterson putting up big numbers for Ole Miss
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi quarterback Shea Patterson arrived on campus as one of the most celebrated recruits in program history.
Less than two years later — and in the face of some daunting adversity — the sophomore has mostly delivered on those expectations.
KICKOFF: 6:15 p.m. Saturday in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, Miss.
RADIO: WDGL-FM, 98.1; WWL-AM, 870; WWL-FM, 105.3; KLWB-FM, 103.7
SERIES: LSU leads 60-41-4
LAST MEETING: LSU 38, Ole Miss 21 (Oct. 22, 2016 in Tiger Stadium)
Patterson leads Mississippi over Vanderbilt 57-35
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Shea Patterson was flinging the football all over the field, Jordan Wilkins was running in wide open spaces and the points were jumping on the scoreboard with remarkable speed.
After a three-game hiatus, Mississippi's offense was back.
Patterson threw for 351 yards and four touchdowns, Wilkins ran for 113 yards and Ole Miss dominated Vanderbilt in a 57-35 victory on Saturday.
No. 12 Auburn tries to keep rolling against Mississippi
Mississippi (2-2, 0-1 SEC) at No. 12 Auburn (4-1, 2-0), Saturday, Noon ET (SEC Network).
Line: Auburn by 21.
Series record: Auburn leads 30-11.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
The Tigers are trying to win their third straight game to start the SEC schedule and further establish themselves as legitimate Western Division contenders. Ole Miss wants a strong bounce-back from a 66-3 loss at No. 1 Alabama.
Mississippi’s top receiver Brown out with sprained knee
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi receiver A.J. Brown has a sprained MCL in his left knee, but could be ready for the team's game against No. 1 Alabama on Sept. 30.
Coach Matt Luke said on Monday that Brown will likely be sidelined one to two weeks. The Rebels are off this weekend.
When Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson is on, he's tough to beat.
Saturday against UT-Martin, he was on all the way as the Rebels rolled 45-23.
Patterson was 32-for-43 for 489 yards and 5 touchdowns and one interception. The passing yards set a school record.
Who: UT-Martin (1-0) at Ole Miss (1-0)
Mississippi seeks running game improvement vs UT Martin
Mississippi's offense looked very familiar during its reasonably comfortable 47-27 win over South Alabama last weekend.
That's not necessarily a bad thing. The passing game was awesome: Shea Patterson threw for 429 yards and four touchdowns while receiver A.J. Brown caught eight passes for a school-record 233 yards and two touchdowns.
Patterson, Brown propel Ole Miss past S. Alabama 47-27
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi receiver A.J. Brown had trouble explaining what he felt in pregame warmups, but he had no trouble translating those feelings into a record-breaking performance against South Alabama.
"I can't explain it, but it was definitely a different vibe," said Brown, whose touchdown receptions of 71 and 77 yards in the opening three minutes of the second half lifted Ole Miss to a 47-27 win over South Alabama Saturday in the season opener for both schools.
Mississippi tries to bounce back from turbulent offseason
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's football program might look like it's in disarray to outsiders.
It's easy to see why: The Rebels are ineligible for the Southeastern Conference title or a bowl game because of a self-imposed, one-year postseason ban. They also lost their coach in July after Hugh Freeze's stunning resignation.
But receiver A.J. Brown said it's a big mistake to say Ole Miss is finished before the season even starts.
No. 19 Ole Miss tries to get first win of season vs. Wofford
Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly made it a point during preseason camp to mention that the team's young receivers were poised to make a big impact this season.
He wasted no time getting them involved in the offense.
Two freshmen — Van Jefferson and D.K. Metcalf — caught touchdown passes in the Rebels' season-opening 45-34 loss to Florida State. Another freshman, A.J. Brown, caught two passes for 48 yards.