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Mississippi State's Fletcher Cox to start

Updated: September 10, 2011, 12:04 PM ET
By Edward Aschoff | ESPN.com

AUBURN, Ala. -- Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox will start Saturday against Auburn, university officials confirmed to ESPN.com.

The junior was one of five players suspended for the Bulldogs' opener against Memphis for "varying violations of team policies."

Without Cox in last week's lineup against Memphis, the Bulldogs' defense allowed 164 rushing yards. Mississippi State, ranked No. 16 this week, beat Memphis 59-14.

Cox, a second-team preseason ...

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