WHAT TO WATCH FOR...
  • This game is the 111th meeting of one of the nation's most-played rivalries ... Ole Miss holds a 61-43-6 advantage in the series dating back to 1901 ... The Ole Miss-Mississippi State series is tied with the Michigan-Ohio State series for the 15th-longest in NCAA Division I history ... Saturday's game will be the 87th "Battle of the Golden Egg," as the two schools started playing for the trophy in 1927 ... Ole Miss holds a 55-26-5 advantage in the "Egg Bowl."
  • This is the fifth game in the all-time series that both teams have been nationally ranked and the first since 1999.
  • Ole Miss is bowl eligible for the third straight season under Hugh Freeze.
  • At 8-3, the Rebels are off to their best start through 11 games since they were also 8-3 in 2009.
  • At No. 18 in the AP and Coaches polls, Ole Miss is nationally ranked for the 14th straight week.
  • Ole Miss leads the nation in scoring defense (13.5 ppg) and fewest touchdowns allowed (16).
  • Ole Miss leads the SEC and ranks second nationally with 19 interceptions.
  • Senquez Golson ranks second nationally with nine INTs ... He's a finalist for Bronko Nagurski Trophy.
  • Ole Miss boasts the nation's longest streak of consecutive games forcing at least one turnover (34).
  • Maxwell Award semifinalist Bo Wallace holds the all-time Ole Miss record for total offense.
  • Star WR Laquon Treadwell and LB Denzel Nkemdiche are out for the year after injuries in the last three games
GAME INFORMATION
Date: Nov. 29, 2014
Time: 2:30 p.m. CT
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Venue:Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (60,580)
Surface: FieldTurf
Ole Miss Rankings: 18 (AP), 19 (Coaches)
MSU Rankings: 4 (AP), 4 (Coaches)
Series:Ole Miss leads 61-43-6
In Oxford:Ole Miss leads 22-11-3
Satellite Radio:Sirius 85, XM 85
Game Notes: Game Notes
Live Stats: OleMissSports.com
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Twitter Updates: @OleMissFB
MEDIA
TV: CBS
Play-by-PlayVerne Lundquist
AnalystGary Danielson
SidelineAllie Laforce
RADIO (OLE MISS NETWORK):
Play-by-PlayDavid Kellum
AnalystHarry Harrison
Sideline/Pre-& Post-Game HostRichard Cross
Pre-& Post-Game HostBrett Norsworthy
Web: OleMissSports.com RebelVision (subscription)
SERIES HISTORY

Ole Miss leads 61-43-6

In Egg Bowl: 55-25-5, Ole Miss
In Starkville: 20-14-3, Ole Miss
In Oxford: 22-11-3, Ole Miss
In Jackson, Miss.: 18-12, Ole Miss*
In Tupelo, Miss.: 3-0, Mississippi State
In Columbus, Miss.: 1-0, Ole Miss
In Clarksdale, Miss. 1-0 Mississippi State
In Greenwood, Miss. 2-0 Mississippi State
* - Ole Miss won 1976 and 1977 games by forfeit

Longest Ole Miss Win Streak: 6, 1930-35 and 1947-52
Longest MSU Win Streak: 13, 1911-1925

Largest Margin of Victory: 48, 1971 (48-0)
Largest Margin of Defeat: 65, 1915 (65-0)
OLE MISS OPPONENT CATEGORY MSU OPPONENT
334 149 Total Points429202
240 194 First Downs 280 227
89 86By Rushing 139 87
133 94 By Passing 129 130
18 14 By Penalty1210
18071440 Rushing Yards 2715 1313
408424 Rushing Attempts 498 390
4.4 3.4Yards Per Rush 5.5 3.5
164.3 130.9 Rushing Yards Per Game 246.8 119.4
2980 1969Passing Yards 29143095
233-370 191-328 Pass Completions-Attempts 206-335 243-462
270.9 179.0Passing Yards Per Game264.9281.4
4787 3409Total Offense 5629 4408
778 752 Total Offensive Plays 833 842
435.2 309.9Total Offense Per Game 511.7 400.7
16-9 16-9Fumbles-Lost 20-1015-7
61-480 69-616 Penalties-Yards 58-448 52-406
OLE MISS
Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. TD
Jaylen Walton 84435 5.2 4
Jordan Wilkins 46 316 6.9 1
Passing Comp. Att. Yds. TD/Int.
Bo Wallace 206 328 2789 22/10
Receiving Rec. Yds. Avg. TD
Laquon Treadwell 48632 13.2 5
Vince Sanders 37 647 17.5 6
Cody Core 32 480 13.7 5
Evan Engram32 475 14.8 2
Punting No. Yds. Avg. Long
Will Gleeson 43 187 43.6 70
Punt Returns No. Yds. Avg. Long
Markell Pack 17 764.5 30
Kickoff Returns No. Yds. Avg. Long
Jaylen Walton 12271 22.6 40
Scoring TD FG PAT Total
Jaylen Walton 6 0-0 0-0 36
Vince Sanders 6 0-0 0-0 36
Tackles UT-AT TT TFL Other
Mike Hilton 38-2260 4.0 3 INT
Cody Prewitt 40-1858 3.5 2 INT
Tony Conner 29-28 57 6.0 1 INT
Serderius Bryant27-30 57 6.51 INT
SERIES HISTORY 1901-1965
YearSiteScore
1901 Starkville L, 0-17
1902 Starkville W, 21-0
1903 Oxford T, 6-6
1904 Columbus W, 17-5
1905 Jackson L, 0-11
1906 Jackson W, 29-5
1907 Jackson L, 0-15
1908 Jackson L, 6-44
1909 Jackson W, 9-5
1910 Jackson W, 30-0
1911 Jackson L, 0-6
1915 Tupelo L, 0-65
1916 Tupelo L, 0-36
1917 Tupelo L, 14-41
1918 Oxford L, 0-13
1919 Clarksdale L, 0-33
1920 Greenwood L, 0-20
1921 Greenwood L, 0-21
1922 Jackson L, 13-19
1923 Jackson L, 6-13
1924 Jackson L, 0-20
1925 Jackson L, 0-6
1926 Starkville W, 7-6
1927 Oxford W, 20-12
1928 Starkville W, 20-19
1929 Oxford T, 7-7
1930 Starkville W, 20-0
1931 Oxford W, 25-14
1932 Starkville W, 13-0
1933 Oxford W, 31-0
1934 Jackson W, 7-3
1935 Oxford W, 14-6
1936 Starkville L, 6-26
1937 Oxford L, 7-9
1938 Starkville W, 19-6
1939 Oxford L, 6-18
1940 Starkville L, 0-19
1941 Oxford L, 0-6
1942 Starkville L, 13-14
1944 Oxford W, 13-8
1945 Starkville W, 7-6
1946 Oxford L, 0-20
1947 Starkville W, 33-14
1948 Oxford W, 34-7
1949 Starkville W, 26-0
1950 Oxford W, 27-20
1951 Starkville W, 49-7
1952 Oxford W, 20-14
1953 Starkville T, 7-7
1954 Oxford W, 14-0
1955 Starkville W, 26-0
1956 Oxford W, 13-7
1957 Starkville T, 7-7
1958 Oxford W, 21-0
1959 Starkville W, 42-0
1960 Oxford W, 35-9
1961 Starkville W, 37-7
1962 Oxford W, 13-6
1963 Oxford T, 10-10
1964 Oxford L, 17-20
1965 Starkville W, 21-0
MISSISSIPPI STATE
Location Starkville, Miss.
Enrollment 20,365
Nickname Bulldogs
Founded 1878
School Colors Maroon and White
Conference Southeastern (West)
Stadium (Capacity) Davis West Stadium (61,337)
Athletics website HailState.com
Head Coach Dan Mullen (Ursinus College, '94)
Record at MSU 46-29 (Sixth year)
Career Record as a Head Coach 46-29 (Sixth year)
2014 BULLDOGS
Basic Offense Spread
Basic Defense 4-3
2013 Record 7-6
2013 SEC Record3-5
2013 Finish 5th SEC West
2013 Postseason AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Starters Returning/Lost18/7
Offense 8/3
Defense 9/2
Specialists 1/2
Lettermen Returning/Lost 57/12
Offense 27/7
Defense 27/4
Specialists 3/1
MISSISSIPPI STATE SCHEDULE
Aug. 30 SOUTHERN MISS W, 49-0
Sept. 6 UAB W, 47-34
Sept. 13 at South Alabama W, 35-3
Sept. 20 at #8 LSU*W, 34-29
Oct. 4 #6 TEXAS A&M* W, 48-31
Oct. 11 #2 AUBURN* W, 28-23
Oct. 25 at Kentucky* W, 45-31
Nov. 1 ARKANSAS* W, 17-10
Nov. 8 UT-MARTIN W, 45-16
Nov. 15 at #3 Alabama* L, 25-20
Nov. 22 VANDERBILT* W, 51-0
Nov. 29 at #18 Ole Miss* 2:30 p.m
* SEC game
TOP REBEL PERFORMANCES VS. MISSISSIPPI STATE
Rushing Yards: Dou Innocent, 29-242 (TD); 11-25-1995
Passing Yards: Mark Young, 19-37-1-334 (3 TDs); 11-26-1988
Receptions: Laquon Treadwell, 9-57; 11-28-2013
Receiving Yards: Donte Moncrief, 7-173 (3 TDs); 11-9-2013
All-Purpose Yards: Deuce McAllister, 317; 11-6-1999
Points Scored: Showboat Boykin, 42 (7 TDs); 12-1-1951

LAST FIVE EGG BOWLS

Nov. 28, 2013 • Starkville, Miss. • Mississippi State 17, Ole Miss 10:
In a defensive game, the 110th meeting of the Egg Bowl came down to overtime, with Mississippi State forcing a turnover on the Rebels' OT possession to win it 17-10. Ole Miss didn't have an offensive touchdown, scoring only on a 22-yard Andrew Ritter field goal and a blocked punt by Collins Moore recovered by Terrell Grant in the end zone at the end of the first half.

Nov. 24, 2012 • Oxford, Miss. • Ole Miss 41, #24 Mississippi State 24:
Paced by a three-touchdown performance from Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss defeated its intrastate rival, No. 24 Mississippi State, 41-24 on a beautiful Saturday night in front of 61,005 fans at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The Rebels snapped the Bulldogs' three-game winning streak in the series.

Nov. 26, 2011 • Starkville, Miss. • Mississippi State 31, Ole Miss 3:
Barry Brunetti went 12-for-22 for 110 yards in Starkville as the Rebels fell to the Bulldogs 31-3 in the 2011 Egg Bowl to finish Houston Nutt's career at Ole Miss. Ole Miss started nine freshmen in the game and finished the season with 10 losses for the first time in program history.

Nov. 27, 2010 • Oxford, Miss. • Mississippi State 31, Ole Miss 23:
Jeremiah Masoli threw for 261 yards and set the school record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a season, but Ole Miss dropped the Egg Bowl 31-23 to Mississippi State. Ole Miss nearly rallied from a 31-9 fourth-quarter deficit, scoring twice to pull within 31-23 with 4:21 left.

Nov. 28, 2009 • Starkville, Miss. • Mississippi State 41, #20 Ole Miss 27:
Mississippi State upset No. 20 Ole Miss 41-27 in the Egg Bowl. Ole Miss couldn't stop the one-two combination of Chris Relf and Anthony Dixon, who finished with 133 yards and a touchdown. It was the sixth straight win for the home team in the series. The Rebels' most success came on long pass plays for touchdowns - 27 yards to Shay Hodge, 48 yards to Marketih Summers and 52 to Dexter McCluster.

MISSISSIPPI STATE
Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. TD
Josh Robinson165 1084 6.6 11
Dak Prescott 171 891 5.212
Passing Comp. Att. Yds. TD/Int.
Dak Prescott 189308 271423/10
Receiving Rec. Yds. Avg. TD
De'Runnya Wilson3045815.36
Josh Robinson3041713.91
Malcolm Johnson2333014.33
Punting No. Yds. Avg. Long
Devon Bell41174442.570
Punt Returns No. Yds. Avg. Long
Jamoral Graham 14 67 4.8 21
Kickoff Returns No. Yds. Avg. Long
Robert Johnson 10 181 18.1 29
Scoring TD FG PAT Total
Dak Prescott 13 0-0 0-0 78
AEvan Sobiesk 0 9-10 50-5377
Josh Robinson 12 0-0 0-0 72
Tackles UT-AT TT TFL Other
Benardrick McKinney 31-29 607.5 3 SACKS
Christian Holmes 26-29 55 2.0 2 FF
Beniquez Brown 27-2855 6.51 INT
Taveze Calhoun 30-1747 1.5 7 PBU
SERIES HISTORY 1966-2013
YearSiteScore
1966 Oxford W, 24-0
1967 Starkville W, 10-3
1968 Oxford T, 17-17
1969 Starkville W, 48-22
1970 Oxford L, 14-19
1971 Starkville W, 48-0
1972 Oxford W, 51-14
1973 Jackson W, 38-10
1974 Jackson L, 13-31
1975 Jackson W, 13-7
1976 Jackson L, 11-28*
1977 Jackson L, 14-18*
1978 Jackson W, 27-7
1979 Jackson W, 14-9
1980 Jackson L, 14-19
1981 Jackson W, 21-17
1982 Jackson L, 10-27
1983 Jackson W, 24-23
1984 Jackson W, 24-3
1985 Jackson W, 45-27
1986 Jackson W, 24-3
1987 Jackson L, 20-30
1988 Jackson W, 33-6
1989 Jackson W, 21-11
1990 Jackson W, 21-9
1991 Starkville L, 9-24
1992 Oxford W, 17-10
1993 Starkville L, 13-20
1994 Oxford L, 17-21
1995 Starkville W, 13-10
1996 Oxford L, 0-17
1997 Starkville W, 15-14
1998 Oxford L, 6-28
1999 Starkville L, 20-33
2000 Oxford W, 45-30
2001 Starkville L, 28-36
2002 Oxford W, 24-12
2003 Starkville W, 31-0
2004 Oxford W, 20-17
2005 Starkville L, 14-35
2006 Oxford W, 20-17
2007 Starkville L, 14-17
2008 Oxford W, 45-0
2009 Starkville L, 27-41
2010 Oxford L, 23-31
2011 Starkville L, 3-31
2012 Oxford W, 41-24
2013 Starkville L, 10-17
* - Ole Miss won by forfeit

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