The Auburn Tigers held on for a 41-34 win over visiting Mississippi State, in part because of this goal-line stand on QB Chris Relf's rush that could have tied the game (extra point willing) as time expired. The Bulldogs had no timeouts remaining. There was sadness in Starkville.

It's a final: Auburn tops Mississippi State 41-34 in SEC opener, extends winning streak to 17 [Birmingham News]