Starkville, MS (Sports Network) - Cameron Newton threw for a pair of touchdowns to help the 21st-ranked Auburn Tigers hold off the Mississippi State Bulldogs, 17-14, in SEC action.
Newton completed 11-of-19 passes for 136 yards and a pick for the Tigers (2-0, 1-0 SEC), who opened the year with a 52-26 victory over Arkansas State last weekend. Newton also rushed for 70 yards on 18 carries.
Onterio McCalebb carried the ball 12 times for 69 yards. Emory Blake and Darvin Adams each caught a TD pass.
Chris Relf connected on 12-of-26 passes for 110 yards for the Bulldogs (1-1, 0-1), who rolled past Memphis in the opener by a 49-7 final. Relf ran the ball 14 times for 25 yards.