JACKSON, Miss. (AP) _ Mississippi college football teams have gotten the go-ahead from their respective leagues to play Saturday. The Southeastern Conference and Southwestern Athletic Conference joined some of the lower division conferences Wednesday in deciding to keep to their weekend schedules. The question of whether games should proceed had been raised following terrorist attacks Tuesday in New York and Washington. ``Obviously many people felt the games should go on as planned and that it was a good way for America to begin coping with this tragedy,'' Mississippi center Ben Claxton said. ``So many people were touched by the events that took place this week. The thoughts and prayers of the Ole Miss football team and coaches go out to all of them.'' Those plans could change if a national day of mourning is declared or air travel restrictions make it impossible for teams to reach their destinations. Mississippi plays SEC rival Vanderbilt in Oxford. The Commodores are taking a bus down from Nashville. Southern Mississippi will travel by bus to Birmingham, Ala., to play Alabama. BYU has to fly from Utah to play Mississippi State in Starkville. SEC officials said in a statement the conference also will donate $1 million from weekend receipts and TV fees to help victims of the attacks. Fans at each event will be encouraged to make donations to funds for the victims. In addition, there will be a pre-game ceremony remembering the victims at each venue. ``I fully agree with having some way to recognize the people that have been hurt by this senseless act,'' Mississippi State coach Jackie Sherrill said.