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The Best Sports in 7 Days

This weekend had perfect weather for football, as the days go shorter and colder. But it wasn't the best weekend for Mississippi's college-football teams.

Thursday, Oct. 8

NFL (7:25-11 p.m., CBS/NFLN): Former Mississippi State University linebacker Benardrick McKinney leads the Houston Texans against the Indianapolis Colts.

Friday, Oct. 9

College football (6-9 p.m., CBSSN): Southern Miss hits the road to face one of the best teams in C-USA, the Marshall Thundering Herd.

Saturday, Oct 10

College football (11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., SECN): The UM Rebels look to bounce back after a devastating loss to Florida when they take on New Mexico State at home. ... College football (3-6 p.m., SECN): Mississippi State tries to rally after its loss to Texas A&M with a home game against Troy.

Sunday, Oct 11

NFL (Noon-3 p.m., Fox): The New Orleans Saints attempt to start a winning streak on the road against the struggling Philadelphia Eagles.

Monday, Oct 12

NFL (7:30-11 p.m., ESPN) It is a battle of 2-2 teams on Monday Night Football as the San Diego Chargers host the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Tuesday, Oct 13

College football (7-10 p.m., ESPN2): There are several players with Mississippi ties in this South Alabama against Arkansas State matchup, including former Velma Jackson running back Michael Gordon for the Red Wolves.

Wednesday, Oct 14

WNBA (7-9:30 p.m., ESPN2): The Indiana Fever and the Minnesota Lynx face off in a potential game five for the WNBA Championship.

Sports Fact: In the Saints' win against the Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees became the third player with 5,000 completions following Brett Favre and Peyton Manning, and the fifth quarterback to throw 400 touchdowns following Manning, Favre, Dan Marino and Tom Brady.

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