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Mississippi beats Alabama 42-7 in annual all-star football game

It's the largest margin of victory for Mississippi.

Posted: Dec. 16, 2017 7:05 PM
Updated: Dec. 16, 2017 7:06 PM

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WTVA) - No one gave Mississippi much of a shot, but the boys in blue didn't really care.

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Mississippi hammered Alabama 42-7 in the 31st Alabama/Mississippi All-Star football game.

The 35 point spread is the largest margin for victory in the 29 year history of the event.

Alabama struck first on a Kavosiey Smoke one yard TD run.

Mississippi tied it later in the first quarter on a 24 yard TD run by Yazoo County's Kenny Gainwell.

The game was tied at seven at the half.

Mississippi blew it open in the third quarter with three touchdowns.

West Point's Marcus Murphy finished with 124 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

Gainwell and Pearl's Tylan Knight were named MVP's for Mississippi.

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