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College football spotlight: Suddenly, Miss. is a big hit in SEC
College football spotlight: Suddenly, Miss. is a big hit in SEC

How long has it been since the state of Mississippi was relevant in the Southeastern Conference? Consider: The state's last SEC championship was in 1963, when Ole Miss won it. Man had not yet been to the moon, Mississippi State still hadn't integrated (Ole Miss had been integrated for just a year), and the Big Ten was still relevant. Half a century has passed, and there's a long conference season still to be played, but for the first time in a long, long time, there's reason to believe. The SEC West has seven teams, and six of them would probably be a favorite in any other conference in the nation. Those six teams all played each other Saturday, and the two from...

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