Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State Postgame Notes

Nov. 24, 2012

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POSTGAME NOTES
MISSISSIPPI STATE GAME - 11/24/12

SERIES INFORMATION
• Today’s meeting was the 109th meeting between Ole Miss and Mississippi State, which is the second-most played rivalry in the SEC (behind Georgia-Auburn) ... Ole
Miss now leads the series 61-42-6.
• This was the 85th edition of the Egg Bowl ... Ole Miss now holds a 55-25-5 advantage.
• Ole Miss snapped Mississippi State’s three-game winning streak in the series.

CAPTAINS
(All Seniors): Tanner Burns (DB), H.R. Greer (TE), Jason Jones (DE), Randall Mackey (RB)

GENERAL NOTES
• The Rebels finish the regular season at 6-6 and are bowl eligible for the first time since 2009.
• Tonight’s attendance was 61,005, the second 60K+ game of the year ... The season attendance of 398,462 is the second-highest mark in school history (behind 2002).
• This marked the Rebels’ first win over a ranked opponent since beating No. 18 Oklahoma State in the 2010 Cotton Bowl.
• Ole Miss lost the coin toss for just the fourth time this year ... The Rebels are now 1-3 when they lose the coin toss.
• The Rebels now own an all-time record of 627-492-35 (.558 winning percentage).

OFFENSIVE NOTES
• Ole Miss gained 527 yards of total offense, its third 500-yard game of the year.
• The Rebels gained 233 yards on the ground, their fifth 200-yard game of the year.
• Sophomore WR Donte Moncrief had seven catches for a career-high 173 yards, his second straight game with a career-high receiving yards ... The 173-yard performance
ranks fourth in a game in school history, the most ever against Mississippi State, and the most overall since Eddie Small’s school-record 210 against Vanderbilt in
1993 ... It was Moncrief’s fourth 100-yard receiving game of the season and his career, which ranks him tied for second in school history for a season and tied for fourth
in school history for a career.
• Moncrief tied the school record (held by several others) with three TD catches in the game, with connections from Bo Wallace of 77, 21 and 16 yards.
• Moncrief moved into a tie for the school record with 10 TD catches this season ... Chris Collins also had 10 in 2002 ... Moncrief moved up to fifth place in school history
with 14 career TD grabs.
• Moncrief moved up to third place in school history with 948 receiving yards on the year ... Shay Hodge (1,135 in 2009) and Chris Collins (949 in 2003) are 1-2.
• Moncrief moved up to third place in school history with 60 receptions on the year ... Chris Collins (77 in 2003) and Shay Hodge (70 in 2009) hold the top spots.
• With 334 total offensive yards, sophomore QB Bo Wallace now has 3,206 for the season ... He is the second player in school history to eclipse 3,000 yards in a season
... Eli Manning reached that total twice, in 2002 (3,281) and 2003 (3,572).
• Wallace moved into fourth place in school history for passing yards in a season (2,843), behind Eli Manning’s three full-time seasons as the Rebel QB.
• Wallace’s five touchdown passes in the game is tied for third-most in school history (Eli Manning had six in a game twice).
• Wallace’s touchdown pass to Moncrief for 77 yards was the Rebels’ longest hookup of the year ... The duo had a 75-yard connection against Texas.
• Junior RB Jeff Scott rushed 28 times for 111 yards, his fourth 100-yard effort of the year and seventh of his career.
• Scott moved past Kayo Dottley, Dou Innocent, Freddie Lee Williams and Junie Hovious into 10th place in school history with 2,926 career all-purpose yards ... He
moved past Charlie Flowers into 10th place with 1,788 career rushing yards.

DEFENSIVE NOTES
• The Rebels held Mississippi State to just 1-of-13 on third-down conversions.
• Ole Miss had eight tackles for loss and three sacks in the game ... The Rebels came into the game ranked top 15 nationally in both categories.
• Junior DB Dehendret Collins and redshirt-freshman LB Denzel Nkemdiche both recorded their third interception of the year, which leads the team this season.
• Sophomore DE C.J. Johnson registered 2.0 sacks in the game to increase his team-leading season total to 6.5.

SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
• Senior K Bryson Rose made two field goals (43 yards, 41 yards) and all five PATs ... He came into the game leading all SEC players in scoring in league play.
• Rose moves up to third place in school history.


 

 

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