In the 119th Egg Bowl meetup between two in-state rival teams, the Ole Miss Rebels fought through a rainy Thanksgiving night at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium to fall in a close-knit battle to the Mississippi State Bulldogs by a final score of 24-22.
The Rebel defense gave Ole Miss multiple momentum sparks, forcing 3 fumbles into turnovers against the Mississippi State offense. Troy Brown (14), Otis Reese (11), and Tysheem Johnson (10) all walked away with double-digit tackles for the night – Brown and Reese earning season-high numbers.
The three defenders contributed to Ole Miss’ 85 tackles of the night – the most tackles the Rebels have recorded this season in a game. Freshman running back Quinshon Judkins finished the night with 87 yards on 21 carries with no scores, and quarterback Jaxson Dart went 30-38 for 250 yards and 2 TD’s.
Ole Miss head football coach Lane Kiffin met with the media to talk about the loss, his future, and what he felt went wrong in a close, nail-biter of a game. Video is courtesy of Ole Miss Sports Productions.