Before we get too far into your commitment to this game, please note: Craig James is in the booth (and has already used the word "irregardless"), which will drop reasonable persons' enjoyment of the proceedings considerably. All Jesse Palmer's doofish charm and Rece Davis' actual skill will be needed to even out the rising rage hormones in the viewing public.
Auburn gets a nice 31-yard kick return to open things up, and mounts a tidy drive with its hustle-happy offense that's only seriously stopped once, when it gets absolutely stymied on third and short. That's to no great defensive avail, as Newton darts through for a first down on fourth and one. In just over three and a half minutes, they're into Bulldog territory and Cam Newton throws a 39-yard touchdown pass to sophomore Emory Blake.
Auburn 7, Mississippi State 0. Dan Mullen Crazy Eyes Threat Level: Rob Riggle.