Ole Miss Vs. Mississippi State Postgame Notes

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Nov. 28, 2013

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SERIES INFORMATION
• This was the 110th meeting all-time between Ole Miss and Mississippi State ... Ole Miss now holds a 61-43-6 advantage dating back to 1901.
• This was the 86th “Battle of the Golden Egg,” which Ole Miss now leads 55-26-5 all-time.
• This was the 26th meeting between the Rebels and Bulldogs on Thanksgiving Day, with Ole Miss now leading 15-10-1 ... The Rebels hold a 10-6-1 advantage on Thanksgiving Day since they started playing for the Egg Bowl.

CAPTAINS
(All Seniors): Tyler Campbell (P), Mike Marry (LB), Emmanuel McCray (OL) and Andrew Ritter (K)

GENERAL NOTES
• This was the Rebels’ 13th overtime game in its history and the first since 2010 ... Ole Miss is now 6-7 all-time in overtime games.
• Ole Miss’ 7-5 regular-season record is its best since 2009, when the Rebels went 8-4 before winning the Cotton Bowl to finish 9-4.
• Today’s attendance at Davis Wade Stadium was 55,113.
• This was the Rebels’ first road game since Oct. 5 at Auburn and the Rebels are now 2-3 away from Oxford this year.
• The Rebels now own an all-time record of 635-497-35 (.559 winning percentage).

OFFENSIVE NOTES
• With 318 total yards in the game, Ole Miss has established a new school record for total yards in a season with 5,676, breaking the 2003 record of 5,631.
• With 28 pass completions in the game, Ole Miss set a school record for completions in a season with 287, breaking the 2002 record of 283.
• Junior QB Bo Wallace collected 213 total yards in the game and moved into second place in Ole Miss history with 6,743 total yards, passing John Fourcade.
• Freshman WR Laquon Treadwell tied his own Rebel freshman record with nine catches (for 57 yards) to increase his Ole Miss freshman season records to 67 catches and 557 yards.
• Junior WR Donte Moncrief caught three passes (for 24 yards) to move into third place in school history with 150 career receptions.
• Freshman DL Robert Nkemdiche saw his first action of the year as a running back, gaining a first down on a 4th-down play and finishing with 21 yards on four carries.
• Treadwell completed his first pass of the year (4th attempt) with a 19-yard pass back to QB Bo Wallace for a first down ... It was Wallace’s second career reception (had a TD catch vs. Auburn last year).

DEFENSIVE NOTES
• The Ole Miss defense held MSU to 296 total yards, only the second time the Bulldogs have been held below 300 this year.
• The Rebel D made nine tackles for loss and held MSU to 5 of 17 on third-down tries.
• Junior FS Cody Prewitt made his sixth interception of the season, which leads all SEC players and ranks top 10 in the nation.
• Junior LB Serderius Bryant and sophomore DB Mike Hilton led the team with seven tackles apiece.
• Sophomore DT Issac Gross made a sack and now has a team-leading 3.5 sacks this season.
• Freshman DL Robert Nkemdiche recorded his second sack of the year.

SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
• Sophomore WR Collins Moore’ punt block was recovered by senior WR Terrell Grant in the end zone for Ole Miss’ first punt block for a TD since Memphis in 2007.
• Senior K Andrew Ritter was 1 of 2 on field-goal tries with a 22-yarder and a miss from 27 (hit left upright).
• Senior P Tyler Campbell punted a season-high eight times for an average of 42.2 yards.

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