#19/19 Ole Miss Rebels (8-3, 5-2 SEC) at #22/23 Mississippi State Bulldogs (8-3, 4-3 SEC) November 28, 2015 Starkville, Miss. / Davis Wade Stadium
WHAT TO WATCH FOR...
This game is the 112th meeting of one of the nation's most-played rivalries ... Ole Miss holds a 62-43-6 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 88th "Battle of the Golden Egg," as the two schools started playing for the trophy in 1927 ... Ole Miss holds a 56-26-5 advantage in the "Egg Bowl."
This is the first time in history that both teams have been nationally ranked in back-to-back Egg Bowls.
Ole Miss is bowl eligible for the fourth straight season under head coach Hugh Freeze.
With a 5-2 league record, Ole Miss has secured back-to-back winning SEC seasons for the first time since 1989-90.
The Rebels are second in the SEC West, one game behind Alabama ... An Ole Miss win over Mississippi State and an Alabama loss to Auburn would send the Rebels to their first SEC Championship game in Atlanta.
Ole Miss has beaten Alabama, Auburn and LSU in the same season for the first time in program history.
Ole Miss leads the SEC and ranks 12th in the nation in scoring at 40.5 ppg.
The Rebels have set single-season school records for points (445), touchdowns (57) and passing yards (3,768).
Freeze's Rebels are 3-2 against top-25 teams this year, including 3-0 against top-15 squads.
Ole Miss is ranked among the nation's top 25 teams for the 29th time in the last 30 weeks.
Junior QB Chad Kelly is on pace to break nearly all of the single-season passing records in Ole Miss history.
Junior WR Laquon Treadwell leads the SEC in receptions (6.5/game) and receiving yards (96.4 ypg).
Date: Nov. 28, 2015 Time: 6:15 p.m. CT Location: Starkville, Miss. Venue: Davis Wade Stadium (61,337) Surface: Grass Ole Miss Rankings: 19 (AP), 19 (Coaches) MSU Rankings: 23 (AP), 22 (Coaches) Series: Ole Miss leads 62-43-6 In Starkville: Ole Miss leads 20-14-3 Satellite Radio: Sirius 108, XM 108 Game Notes:Game Notes Live Stats:OleMissSports.com Live Audio:OleMissSports.com Twitter Updates:@OleMissFBMEDIA
Play-by-Play: Mark Jones
Analyst: Rod Gilmore
Sideline: Quint Kessenich
RADIO (OLE MISS NETWORK):
Play-by-Play: David Kellum
Analyst: Harry Harrison
Sideline/Pre-& Post-Game Host: Richard Cross
Pre-& Post-Game Host: Brett Norsworthy
In Egg Bowl: 56-25-5, Ole Miss In Starkville: 20-14-3, Ole Miss In Oxford: 23-11-3, 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)
L, 10-17 (OT)
* - Ole Miss won by forfeit
Location: Starkville, Miss. Enrollment: 20,138 Nickname: Bulldogs Founded: 1878 School Colors: Maroon and White Conference: Southeastern (West) Stadium (Capacity): Davis Wade Stadium (61,337) Athletics website:HailState.com Head Coach: Dan Mullen (Ursinus College, '96) Record at MSU: 54-34 (7th year) Career Record as a Head Coach: 54-34 (7th year)
Nov. 29, 2014 - Oxford, Miss - #18 Ole Miss 31, #4 Mississippi
No. 18 Ole Miss held No. 4 Mississippi State to 17 points, tied
for their fewest points scored in a game this season, and a red-zone
stand sealed the win for the Rebels. Offensively, quarterback Bo Wallace
threw for nearly 300 yards, and running back Jaylen Walton and tight end
Evan Engram turned in career games. Walton finished with a career-high
148 yards on 14 carries, including a highlight-reel 91-yard touchdown
run that proved to be the game-winning score for the Rebels.
Nov. 28, 2013 - Starkville, Miss - Mississippi State 17, Ole Miss
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
Nov. 24, 2012 - Oxford, Miss. - Ole Miss 41, #24 Mississippi
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 VaughtHemingway
Stadium. The Rebels snapped the Bulldogs’ three-game
winning streak in the series.
Nov. 26, 2011 - Starkville, Miss - Mississippi State 31, Ole Miss
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
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.
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