Mississippi State gives coach Croom big win in 19-14 Auburn upset

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Christian Ducre scored the go-ahead touchdown with 5:15 to play and Mississippi State stopped Auburn inside the 10 in the final seconds for a 19-to-14 upset of the Tigers Saturday.

It was another big win for Mississippi State Coach Sylvester Croom in his home state. Croom, the S-E-C's first black head coach and a former Alabama player and assistant coach, upset Alabama 24-to-16 last year in Tuscaloosa.

Mississippi State (2-1, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) had lost six straight against Auburn.

It was the second consecutive upset at home for the Tigers (1-2, 0-1), who lost to South Florida 26-to-23 in overtime last week.

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