Ole Miss Wins the Egg Bowl over in-state rival Mississippi State

By EFN Staff
Published: 11/29/2015

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.

Key stats

  • 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.

Key play

  • 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.