STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - In one of the ugliest games in recent
college football history, Auburn and Mississippi State punted,
fumbled and stumbled their way to a 3-2 finish in 2008 that made
both schools cringe.
Auburn won - on the scoreboard.
But really there were no winners after a game that barely had
more first downs than punts. It was obvious both teams had serious
Two years later, much has changed. Both programs have new
coaches: Gene Chizik replaced Tommy Tuberville at Auburn while Dan
Mullen took over for Sylvester Croom at Mississippi State.
Now 21st-ranked Auburn (1-0) and Mississippi State (1-0) have
revamped offenses going into Thursday's Southeastern Conference
opener for both schools at Scott Field.
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