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Post-Season Plans At Stake In Showdown Series

Post-Season Plans At Stake In Showdown Series

If SEC schedule makers meant to inject as much intensity as possible into a mid-May series, John Cohen says they succeeded by booking Mississippi State at Ole Miss this particular week. "No question our kids are very aware of everything that is at stake," he said today. "Of the fact that there is a nice rivalry between these schools. And very aware of the NCAA and SEC Tournament implications."

All sorts of implications, in fact, when this 2011 edition of the annual in-state feud play out in Oxford-University Stadium. Mississippi State (30-18) and Ole Miss (27-21) arrive with matching 11-13 SEC records. Though this means both, along with Auburn, are right on the heels of 12-12 Alabama and Arkansas and thus in short striking distance of the Western Division lead…it also leaves each too...

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