Mississippi quarterback Matt Corral (2) passes against Mississippi State during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, in Starkville, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Mississippi quarterback Matt Corral (2) passes against Mississippi State during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, in Starkville, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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SUGAR BOWL

No. 6 Baylor (11-2, Big 12) vs No. 8 Mississippi (10-2, SEC), Jan. 1, 8:45 p.m.

LOCATION: New Orleans.

TOP PLAYERS

Baylor: RB Abram Smith, 1,429 yards rushing, 12 touchdowns.

Mississippi: QB Matt Corral, 3,936 total yards, 31 touchdowns.

NOTABLE

Baylor: The Bears won the Big 12 championship game on Saturday, 21-16 over Oklahoma State.

Mississippi: Capped its first 10-win regular season in program history with a 31-21 triumph over Mississippi State and finished second in the SEC West.

LAST TIME

Baylor 20, Mississippi 10 (Sept. 6, 1975).

BOWL HISTORY

Baylor: Third appearance in the Sugar Bowl and second in three seasons; 26th bowl overall.

Mississippi: Ninth appearance in the Sugar Bowl and second in six seasons; 39th bowl overall.

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