Ole Miss 38, Mississippi State 27
The No. 18 Rebels jumped out to an early lead and did enough in the second half to win the Egg Bowl over in-state rival No. 21 Mississippi State. With the win, Ole Miss, who missed out on a possible berth in the SEC title game with Alabama’s win earlier in the day, secured second in the SEC West.Player of the game
- Rebels quarterback Chad Kelly threw for 236 yards and rushed for 74, and had two passing touchdowns and one on the ground.
- The win gave Ole Miss back-to-back victories over the Bulldogs since 2002-04.
- Ole Miss receiver Damore’ea Stringfellow caught five passes for a season-high 84 yards and two touchdowns.
- Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott completed 31-of-42 passes for 254 yards and two touchdowns, and also led the Bulldogs with 63 rushing yards and one score.
- Ole Miss averaged 6.6 yards per carry, rushing for 243 yards on 37 attempts.
- Bulldogs receiver Fred Ross caught a career-high 12 passes for 117 yards.
- Mississippi State had two first-quarter turnovers, which led to 14 Ole Miss points.
- Five plays after Ole Miss took a 14-0 lead on Kelly’s 2-yard pass to Stringfellow, Rebels defensive back Tony Bridges intercepted Prescott and returned 45 yards to put Ole Miss up by three touchdowns.