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Bo Wallace threw for 294 yards and five touchdowns, Donte Moncrief caught three TD passes and Mississippi pulled away in the second half to beat No. 25 Mississippi State 41-24 on Saturday night.
Ole Miss (6-6, 3-5 Southeastern Conference) won the Egg Bowl for the first time since 2008, breaking Mississippi State's three-game winning streak in the series. The Rebels also earned bowl eligibility for the first time since 2009.
Mississippi State (8-4, 4-4) made a field goal late in the second quarter to tie the game at 17-17 going into halftime. But the Rebels reeled off 24 straight points in the second half to push past the Bulldogs.
Moncrief caught seven passes for 173 yards and tied a school record with three receiving touchdowns. Jeff Scott added 111 rushing yards.
Chad Bumphis led Mississippi State with six catches for 146 yards and two touchdowns.
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Feed Moncrief has become a battle cry for Ole Miss fans. There’s even a song written about it that’s played often.
Ole Miss linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche, amid his celebrating the Rebels' win over Mississippi State, broke some news Saturday night. He said his little brother, Robert, is expected to commit to Ole Miss in two weeks. Robert is the top prospect in the country, according to Scout.com.
Ben Garrett and Chuck Rounsaville of the Ole Miss Spirit discuss Ole Miss' 41-24 over in-state rival Mississippi State on Saturday.
Who in Mississippi doesn’t have a Battle for the Golden Egg story of some kind? Time was that Ole Miss people had most of the good ones. MSU has evened things up in recent history.
Ole Miss players met the media to discuss the Rebels' 41-24 win over Mississippi State - a win that propelled Ole Miss to the postseason for the first time since 2009.
Loganville, Ga., cornerback David Kamara made a return visit to Ole Miss on Saturday for the Rebels’ final regular season game against in-state rival Mississippi State.
2014 LB Kenny Young (John Curtis Christian) was offered by the Ole Miss Rebels in October, and he trekked to Oxford yesterday with teammate Duke Riley to watch the Rebels defeat Mississippi State...
After the Rebels smoked Mississippi State with a 24-7 second half barrage of domination to claim a convincing 41-24 win, Ole Miss Coach Hugh Freeze addressed the media.
No.7 LSU (9-2, 5-2 SEC) at Arkansas (4-7, 2-5)
Where: Fayetteville, Ark., Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
When: 2:30 p.m.
Theblitz: After suffering a scare in their final home game of the season, the LSUTigers should come out ready to go in this one. Even after giving up 35 pointsto Donte Moncrief and the Ole Miss offense, LSUs defense still ranks top-10 inthe country...
Ole Miss DL Coach Chris Kiffin knows his guys will be facing a "tough" offensive line Saturday when the Rebels square off against Mississippi State, but he believes the Rebel defensive line will be ready.
There was no post-Thanksgiving hangover for Ole Miss on Friday. The Rebels did to Lipscomb what they were supposed to do to Lipscomb, running away with a blowout win.