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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi forward Jason Carter was supposed to add depth in the frontcourt. Instead he has been dismissed from the team for an unspecified violation of team rules. The 6-foot-8 transfer from Chipola (Fla.) Junior College was suspended before the first exhibition game of the season by coach Andy Kennedy and never played in a game.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — There's more to the New Orleans Saints offense than Drew Brees these days, and the New York Giants know it. The Saints have a four-headed run attack that has averaged nearly 120 yards in the last five games.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Jackson State ride winning streaks into the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game. Pine Bluff (9-2) has won six straight games as it enters today's game at Legion Field. Jackson State (7-4) has won its last five since falling 34-24 in the regular-season meeting between the teams on Oct. 6.

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — New Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has swiftly brought in his 29-year-old protege and a veteran defensive coordinator. Malzahn was flanked Friday morning by new offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee and 60-year-old former Southern Miss coach Ellis Johnson, who will lead Auburn's defense.

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