Sugar Bowl matches No. 6 Baylor vs. No. 8 Mississippi


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — No. 6 Baylor and No. 8 Mississippi will match up in the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day. Baylor is coming off a Big 12 football championship after holding off Oklahoma State for a 21-16 victory Saturday in the conference title game. Ole Miss concluded its regular season with a 31-21 victory over Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl on Thanksgiving night for its first 10-win regular season in program history. Ole Miss returns to the Sugar Bowl for the second time in five years and ninth time overall. Baylor makes its third Sugar Bowl appearance and second in three seasons.