QB Snead's roommate hit by illness

OXFORD, Miss. -- As many as 12 Mississippi players could miss practice because of flu-like symptoms.

Coach Houston Nutt said Monday that affected players are being tested for swine flu. Whatever strain it is, it's passing through the team quickly. Symptoms include vomiting and fever.

Nutt says several players were throwing up during Sunday's 45-14 win over Memphis. Safety Johnny Brown played through illness and took intravenous fluids at halftime but still led the team in tackles with 15.

Most troubling, perhaps, is that quarterback Jevan Snead's roommate, Clayton Moore, has taken sick, exposing the team's starter.

But the illnesses come at a good time. The No. 8 Rebels have the week off, then play Football Championship Subdivision opponent Southeastern Louisiana on Sept. 19.