Postgame Notes vs. Mississippi State
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OLE MISS 31, #14 MISSISSIPPI STATE 28
Davis Wade Stadium - Starkville, Miss.
Nov. 23, 2017
Ole Miss now leads the all-time series against Mississippi State 64-44-6 and is 22-14-3 in games played in Starkville.
This marked the 29th time the series has been played on Thanksgiving ... Ole Miss is now 17-12 in those games, including a 9-4 mark in games played in Starkville.
It was the fourth Egg Bowl win in the last six seasons for Ole Miss.
The Rebels finish the 2017 season 6-6.
The Rebels had a season-high four scoring drives in which it scored a touchdown in three plays or less ... They've now accomplished that feat 15 times this season.
WR A.J. Brown led Ole Miss with six catches for 167 yards and one touchdown.
Brown became the single-season Ole Miss record holder in receiving yards with 1,252, passing Laquon Treadwell's mark of 1,153 yards set in 2015.
Brown tied the single-season record with 11 receiving TDs.
Brown became just the second Rebel ever to record six 100-yard games in a season.
Senior RB Jordan Wilkins rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries.
Wilkins finishes the season with 1,011 yards rushing, becoming just the fifth Rebel to go over the 1,000-yard mark and the first to do so since Dexter McCluster did it in 2010.
Wilkins season rushing mark of 1,011 is fifth-best all-time on the Ole Miss single-season rushing charts.
It was the third straight time Wilkins has surpassed the 100-yard mark and the sixth time overall this season.
Wilkins has rushed for at least one touchdown is seven of his last eight games.
Freshman WR D.K. Metcalf had 67 yards receiving and one TD ... Metcalf finished the season with seven TD receptions.
The Ole Miss defense tallied two interceptions for the second time this season ... The other time came this year when the Rebels had two INTs at Cal.
Ole Miss has recorded three or more sacks in six of the last seven games.
DB Myles Hartsfield recorded his second straight game with an interception.
DE Marquis Haynes tallied one TFL, topping off his career-leading TFL total at 47.5.
DB C.J. Moore hauled in his third interception of the season.
LB DeMarquis Gates led the Rebel defense with 13 tackles ... It marked the seventh time this season he's recorded double-digit tackles.
Gates finished the season with 114 tackles on the season, the most since Patrick Willis had 137 in 2006.
For the second straight game, DT Benito Jones recorded a career-high in tackles for loss (2.5).
- Career Points Scored: 1st - 350
- Career Points Kicking: 1st - 350
- Career Field Goals Made: 1st - 64
- Career PATs Made: 1st - 158
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