OLE MISS
SCOUTING REPORT

Ole Miss Rebels (5-6, 2-5 SEC) at
Mississippi State Bulldogs (4-7, 2-5 SEC)
November 26, 2016
Oxford, Miss. / Vaught-Hemingway Stadium

WHAT TO WATCH FOR...
  • A win over Mississippi State would make Ole Miss bowl eligible for the fifth straight season under Hugh Freeze ... The last time the Rebels made five straight bowl appearances was when they earned a berth in a then-national best 15 straight seasons from 1957-71.
  • This game is the 113th meeting of one of the nation's most-played rivalries ... Ole Miss holds a 63-43-6 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 89th "Battle of the Golden Egg," as the two schools started playing for the trophy in 1927 ... Ole Miss holds a 57-26-5 advantage in the "Egg Bowl."
  • Ole Miss is seeking its first three-game win streak in the series since 2002-04.
  • This is the first time since 2013 that the Egg Bowl did not feature a pair of ranked teams.
  • Ole Miss leads the SEC and ranks 12th nationally with 314.5 passing yards per game.
  • Seven of the Rebels' first 10 opponents were ranked in the top 25.
  • The Rebels have scored first in 10 of 11 games and have trailed at halftime only twice this year.
  • Ole Miss is 37-5 under Freeze when allowing less than 30 points, 2-19 when opponents score 30 or more.
  • Senior TE Evan Engram leads all TEs in the nation (and all SEC players) with 84.2 receiving ypg.

GAME INFORMATION

Date: Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016
Time: 2:30 p.m. CT
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Venue: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (64,038)
Surface: Natural Grass
Ole Miss Rankings: NR (AP), NR (Coaches)
VU Rankings: NR (AP), NR (Coaches)
Series: Ole Miss leads 63-43-6
In Oxford: Ole Miss leads 23-11-3
Live Stats: OleMissSports.com
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Twitter Updates: @OleMissFB MEDIA

TV: SEC Network
Play-by-Play: Brent Musburger
Analyst: Jesse Palmer
Sideline: Kaylee Hartung

RADIO: Ole Miss IMG Network
Play-by-Play: David Kellum
Analyst: Harry Harrison
Sideline/Pre-& Post-Game Host: Richard Cross
Pre-& Post-Game Host: Brett Norsworthy

Sirius XM Satellite Radio
Sirius 145, XM 192

TEAM STATISTICS

OLE MISS OPPONENT CATEGORY MISSISSIPPI STATE OPPONENT
371 353 Total Points 323 377
267 249 First Downs 246 243
86 121 By Rushing 116 85
160 112 By Passing 112 144
21 16 By Penalty 18 14
1590 2514 Rushing Yards 2341 1930
384 499 Rushing Attempts 452 412
4.1 5.0 Yards Per Rush 5.2 4.7
144.5 228.5 Rushing Yards Per Game 212.8 175.5
3459 2470 Passing Yards 2481 3077
262-435 198-333 Pass Completions-Attempts 209-367 242-393
314.5 224.5 Passing Yards Per Game 225.5 279.7
5049 4984 Total Offense 4822 5007
819 832 Total Offensive Plays 819 805
459 454.1 Total Offense Per Game 438.4 455.2
13-5 20-7 Fumbles-Lost 16-5 15-8
56-500 76-636 Penalties-Yards 60-537 62-511

OLE MISS INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. TD
Akeem Judd 145 719 5.0 6
Chad Kelly 81 332 4.1 5
Eugene Brazley 59 257 4.4 2
Passing Comp. Att. Yds. TD/Int.
Chad Kelly 205 328 2758 19/8
Shea Patterson 45 84 560 4/1
Receiving Rec. Yds. Avg. TD
Evan Engram 65 926 14.2 8
Van Jefferson 44 496 11.3 3
Damore'ea Stringfellow 40 619 15.5 4
Punting No. Yds. Avg. Long
Will Gleeson 26 1131 43.5 60
Punt Returns No. Yds. Avg. Long
Carlos Davis 6 49 8.2 23
Kickoff Returns No. Yds. Avg. Long
Carlos Davis 27 625 23.7 62
Scoring TD FG PAT Total
Gary Wunderlich - 20-21 39-41 99
Evan Engram 8 - - 48
Tackles UT-AT TT TFL Other
DeMarquis Gates 38-37 75 5.5 4 SACKS
Zedrick Woods 27-31 58 2.5 3 INT
Marquis Haynes 25-19 44 10.0 6 SACKS

SERIES HISTORY

Ole Miss leads 63-43-6
In Egg Bowl: Ole Miss leads 56-25-5
In Starkville: Ole Miss leads 21-14-3
In Oxford: Ole Miss leads 23-11-3
In Jackson, Miss.: *Ole Miss leads 18-12
In Tulepo, Miss.: Mississippi State leads 3-0
In Columbia, Miss.: Ole Miss leads 1-0
In Clarksdale, Miss.: Mississippi State leads 1-0
In Greenwood, Miss.: Mississippi State leads 2-0
*-Ole Miss won 1976 and 1977 games by forfeit

MISSISSIPPI STATE

Location: Starksville, Miss.
Enrollment: 20,873
Nickname: Bulldogs
Founded: 1878
School Colors: Maroon and White
Conference: Southeastern Conference
Stadium (Capacity): Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field (61,337)
Athletics Website: HailState.com
Head Coach: Dan Mullen
Record at MSU: 59-42 (8 years)
Career Record as a Head Coach: 59-42 (8 years) 2015 BULLDOGS

2015 Record: 9-4
2015 SEC Record: 4-4
2015 Finish: t-5th (SEC West)
2015 Postseason: Belk Bowl Champions
Lettermen Returning/Lost: 42/18
- Offense: 17/9
- Defense: 22/7
- Specialists: 3/2
Starters Returning: 11
- Offense: 5
- Defense: 6
- Specialists: 0 2016 MISSISSIPPI STATE SCHEDULE

Sept. 3 SOUTH ALABAMA L, 20-21
Sept. 10 SOUTH CAROLINA* W, 27-14
Sept. 17 at #20 LSU* L, 20-23
Sept. 24 at UMass W, 47-35
Oct. 8 AUBURN* L, 14-38
Oct. 14 at BYU L, 21-28 (OT)
Oct. 22 at Kentucky* L, 38-40
Oct. 29 SAMFORD W, 56-41
Nov. 5 #4 TEXAS A&M* W, 35-28
Nov. 12 at #1 Alabama* L, 3-51
Nov. 19 #25 ARKANSAS* L, 42-58
Nov. 26 at Ole Miss* 2:30 p.m.

* SEC game
HOME GAMES IN CAPS

TOP REBEL PERFORMANCES VS. MISSISSIPPI STATE

Rushing Yards: Dou Innocent, 39-242 (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); 11-24-2012
All-Purpose Yards: Dou Innocent, 242; 11-25-1995
Points Scored: Showboat Boykin, 42 (7 TDs); 12-1-1951

LAST EGG BOWL

November 28, 2015 - Starkville, Miss. - #18 Ole Miss 38, Mississippi State 27:

In a game in which the Rebels looked cool, calm and collected early following a 21-point first quarter, the Bulldogs didn't go away quietly. After a 28-3 halftime score, Mississippi State responded with 10 unanswered points. But, thanks to a responsive effort from the Landshark D and Rebel offense, No. 18 Ole Miss never lost momentum, surging to its second straight Egg Bowl win and first in Starkville since the 2003 season.

MISSISSIPPI STATE INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. TD
Nick Fitzgerald 163 985 6.0 12
Aeris Williams 100 465 4.7 2
Ashton Shumpert 53 250 4.7 1
Passing Comp. Att. Yds. TD/Int.
Nick Fitzgerald 175 318 2178 18/10
Receiving Rec. Yds. Avg. TD
Fred Ross 67 835 12.5 11
Donald Gray 37 679 18.4 4
Malik Dear 20 221 11.1 1
Punting No. Yds. Avg. Long
Logan Cooke 40 1590 39.8 68
Punt Returns No. Yds. Avg. Long
Fred Ross 14 78 5.6 16
Kickoff Returns No. Yds. Avg. Long
Brandon Holloway 11 258 23.5 50
Scoring TD FG PAT Total
Nick Fitzgerald 12 - - 72
Westin Graves - 10-18 39-39 69
Fred Ross 11 - - 68
Tackles UT-AT TT TFL Other
Richie Brown 46-43 89 4.0 1.5 SACKS
Leo Lewis 25-41 66 3.0 1 PBU
J.T Gray 28-34 62 7.5 1 SACK
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