DENVER, Colo.–Mississippi’s strong record of producing football greatness shined on this weekend as Peyton Manning, who has strong Mississippi ties, broke an NFL record that was held by Mississippian Brett Favre.
Manning threw his 510th touchdown pass in Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, leading the Broncos to a 42 to 17 victory.
Favre’s number was 508.
“Just want to say congratulations on breaking the touchdown record,” said Favre in a video on nfl.com. “Well deserved. Not surprised, and hopefully many more to come for you.”
In college football from the weekend, the Ole Miss Rebels are now 7-0 and 4-0 in conference play after knocking off a very non-resistent Tennessee Saturday, 34 to 3.
Mississippi State, still no. 1, had the weekend off.
As for the SEC, the conference is now the first conference to place 4 teams in the top 5 of the AP poll. 1, Mississippi St; 2, Florida St; 3, Ole Miss; 4, Alabama; 5, Auburn.
Delta State (5-1) had their first loss of the season to the University of West Georgia, 24 to 16.
Mississippi Valley State suffered a homecoming loss to Prairie View A&M Saturday in Itta Bena, 52 to 19.
It was a win in Lorman for Alcorn, tearing up Texas Southern 40 to 25.