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No. 8 Mississippi beats Mississippi State 31-21 in Egg Bowl

No. In the Egg Bowl, 8 Mississippi wins 31-21 over Mississippi State

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Snoop Conner ran two touchdowns, and No. In a cold, windy, and rainy Egg Bowl on Thursday night 8 Mississippi won 21 consecutive points to defeat Mississippi State 31-21

Matt Corral ran a touchdown, and passed 229 yards for Ole Miss (10-2 Southeastern Conference), which overcame a early deficit of 6-3 to lead Ole Miss (24-6 at the end of the fourth quarter). Corral made it 25 of 33, with an interception.

The Rebels had 388 yards in total offense. Connor was the winner twice with one-yard runs during their decisive run. His 16 runs totaled 60 yards. Dontario Drummond had 13 receptions of 133 yards, and JerrionEaly ran 15 yards to give the team a 31-13 advantage with 5 minutes left.

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Will Rogers, Mississippi State, was 38-of-58 for 336 yard and a touchdown pass to Jaden Waltley of 11 yards in the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs (7-5, 4-4) added an 11-yard touchdown run by Jo’quavious Marks with 2:27 remaining, but could not pull within single digits.

Although the Bulldogs managed to accumulate 420 yards total offense in the last period of the late rally, they had difficulty translating those yards into points.

Makai Polk had ten receptions of 98 yards. He also added a 2-point conversion. Nolan McCord’s field goals were 34 and 29 yards.

THE TAKEAWAYS

Mississippi: Mississippi won the high-risk high-reward match. This was followed by all of the expected bragging rights. The Rebels won a record number of regular-season games, and were second in the SEC West race. A New Year’s Six appearance appears likely, accompanied by a Top 10 ranking. Corral, who has already signed for the NFL draft is still a serious contender in the Heisman trophy race.

Mississippi State: Despite the loss, the Bulldogs exceeded expectations in Mike Leach’s second season, beating No. 14 Texas A&M, No. North Carolina State won four of its six previous starts. Rogers passed 300+ yards this season for Mississippi State, which is trending upward towards postseason play.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

No. The results of weekend rivalries will determine if 8 Ole Miss can move up to the top spot in season.

Up Next

Mississippi: Awaits a bowl bid, most likely a New Year’s Six appearance.

Mississippi State is awaiting a bid for the bowl.

Source: FoxNews.com

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