Ole Miss can get to .500. But honestly, who cares – Ole Miss could beat Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl for the first time since 2017.
The Rebels host the Bulldogs at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium as 10 point favorites in the first Egg Bowl meeting between first-year head coaches Lane Kiffin and Mike Leach.
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Postgame Coverage (click links for more on the Ole Miss win):
FINAL: Ole Miss 31 – Mississippi State 24
2:08 4Q: Mississippi State 24 – Ole Miss 31
Mississippi State moves the ball, but takes over two minutes to drive for a redzone field goal. Will they kick here or try to go onside?
4:48 4Q: Mississippi State 21 – Ole Miss 31
Jerrion Ealy with a BULLDOZER rush to get Ole Miss into the end zone and back with a comfortable lead, carrying the pile for an 8 yard score. Elijah Moore broke records on the drive.
7:51 4Q: Mississippi State 21 – Ole Miss 24
The most consistent and efficient drive of the day for Mississippi State quarterback Will Rogers ends in a Bulldog touchdown. State had to convert on a 4th down of their own earlier in that drive, but the Ole Miss lead is down to one field goal.
14:40 4Q: Mississippi State 14 – Ole Miss 24
All ya'll on the internet clamoring for Kiffin to kick field goals got your wish. Ole Miss' drive stalls with Matt Corral taking a sack in the redzone, and Luke Logan converts on a 26 yard field goal to give Ole Miss a two-score advantage.
3:26 3Q: Mississippi State 14 – Ole Miss 21
A Mississippi State ball-carrier appeared to have fumbled while rolled up on the Ole Miss defender's back. A booth review overturns the call on the field and MSU retained possession, just to punt.
4:53 3Q: Mississippi State 14 – Ole Miss 21
A PUNT?! A pretty, long rush by Jerrion Ealy comes back on first down due to a holding. Matt Corral then takes a sack that puts Ole Miss in a big hold they can't climb out of.
8:22 3Q: Mississippi State 14 – Ole Miss 21
For the second time this game, a snap at Will Rogers' feet back up Mississippi State and force a big time sack. This time, State punts.
13:09 3Q: Mississippi State 14 – Ole Miss 21
Ole Miss turns the ball over again on 4th down, this time from right outside the redzone at the Mississippi State 21. Spin zone: Matt Corral had a WILD throwaway to end the drive and prevent a sack. It didn't do anything but it looked cool.
HALFTIME: Mississippi State 14 – Ole Miss 21
Rebels get the ball to start the second half.
0:19 2Q: Mississippi State 14 – Ole Miss 21
Converting a 4th and 1 with 19 seconds left on the Rebel 12, Mississippi State scored on the next play, a wide open crosser, to cut the Ole Miss lead to one score.
3:15 2Q: Mississippi State 7 – Ole Miss 21
Ole Miss drives the length of the field, converting on one fourth down, before a turnover on downs on a second fourth down attempt in the redzone stalls the drive. Still okay with that 4th down decision, as State still has to go 94 yards here to score.
9:44 2Q: Mississippi State 7 – Ole Miss 21
Ole Miss opened the drive with a perplexing set of wildcat plays went nowhere and set up a 3rd and 18. Then Matt Corral threw arguably his best deep ball of the year, hitting Braylon Sanders for an 81 yard touchdown pass on a ball that could not have been more perfectly placed.
13:37 2Q: Mississippi State 7 – Ole Miss 14
State cuts the lead to seven with a really pretty TD snag by Malik Heath. A long pass on a busted coverage set up the score.
0:16 1Q: Mississippi State 0 – Ole Miss 14
Snoop Connor converts for the TD on the short field.
2:15 1Q: Mississippi State 0 – Ole Miss 7
A long Mississippi State drive ends as a state player fumbles the ball right on top of the goal line. Ole Miss returns the fumble all the way to the Mississippi State 16.
Ole Miss safety Jon Haynes ejected that drive for a targeting call.
6:03 1Q: Mississippi State 0 – Ole Miss 7
Matt Corral BOMBS to Dontario Drummond for a 54-yard touchdown. Drummond just straight up burned Landon Guidry on that play.
7:56 1Q: Mississippi State 0 – Ole Miss 0
So.... the Ole Miss defense ranked No. 124 nationally just forced back-to-back three and outs?
10:27 1Q: Mississippi State 0 – Ole Miss 0
Converting a 2nd & 17 deep to Elijah Moore set Ole Miss up in the redzone. Going for it on 4th and 4 just a handful of plays later, Matt Corral's pass to Braylon Sanders in the corner of the end-zone fell incomplete.
13:07 1Q: Mississippi State 0 – Ole Miss 0
Mississippi State goes 3 & out to start the game.
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