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No. 6 Baylor Tops No. 8 Ole Miss in Sugar Bowl; Corral Hurt

Baylor cornerback Al Walcott (13) runs 96 yards for a touchdown after intercepting a pass during the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game against Mississippi Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022 in New Orleans. (David Grunfeld/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)
Baylor cornerback Al Walcott (13) runs 96 yards for a touchdown after intercepting a pass during the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game against Mississippi Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022 in New Orleans. (David Grunfeld/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)
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New Orleans (AP) -- A Sugar Bowl showdown against Mississippi and coach Lane Kiffin's explosive, Southeastern Conference-leading offense provided a high-profile platform for Baylor to validate its old-school formula of ball control and aggressive defense.

Al Walcott set a Sugar Bowl record with a 96-yard interception return, Monaray Baldwin raced 48 yards for the go-ahead score on an end around, and sixth-ranked Baylor beat No. 8 Mississippi 21-7 Saturday night as injured Rebels quarterback Matt Corral watched from the sideline on crutches.