Sugar Bowl: No. 6 Baylor vs. No. 8 Ole Miss flying under the radar in what should be a fun game in “The Big Easy,” tonight.

The Sugar Bowl is one of those games that is not getting as much hype as it deserves with two top 25 teams in No. 6 Baylor facing a surprising Ole Miss team that finished the 2021 season ranked No.8 in the nation. Here is a quick breakdown of the Bears and the Rebels.

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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