MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Mississippi All-Stars made it two in a row over team Alabama with a 24-20 win in the 32nd Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game on Monday night at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery.
It was the first time in the game’s history team Mississippi won at Cramton Bowl. Mississippi was previously 0-5 at Cramton Bowl.
Alabama jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter when Pinson Valley quarterback Bo Nix connected with Hoover receiver George Pickens for a 13-yard touchdown.
Mississippi would respond with the game’s next 21 points.
Hattiesburg High School’s Jarod Conner would rush for touchdowns in the second and third quarters to give Mississippi a 14-7 lead.
Tupelo’s Jaquerrious Williams would score on a 13-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter to make it 21-7 Mississippi.
Alabama would cut it to a seven-point game after Central-Phenix City quarterback Peter Parrish connected with Vestavia Hills tight end Michael Vice. Parrish would finish the game with 75 yards passing and one touchdown.
Mississippi would take a 24-14 lead with 35 seconds remaining after a Tucker Barefoot 43-yard field goal.
Alabama would find the endzone on the game’s final play. Nix would connect with Pickens for a 32-yard touchdown, but it was not enough for Alabama.
Pickens would be named Alabama MVP after catching nine passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns. Nix finished the night with 162 yards passing and two touchdowns. He also tossed an interception.
Mississippi’s Jarod Conner was named MVP for the Magnolia State after rushing for 112 yards and two touchdowns.
Mississippi finished with 257 yards rushing on the night while Alabama countered with just 57.
It marks Mississippi’s third win in four years over Alabama, but Alabama holds a 22-10 series edge over Mississippi.