WATCH/ICYMI: Knox proud of Bulldogs despite 17-7 loss to Ole Miss

Mississippi State fell 17-7 to #12 Ole Miss in the Egg Bowl on a chilly Thanksgiving night in Starkville.

The Bulldogs put forth a fantastic defensive performance, limiting the Rebels to just 307 yards of offense, but it wasn’t enough to fend off Ole Miss.

MSU made a statement to start the game against its instate rival from Oxford. The Bulldogs held Ole Miss to a season-low in first-half points, led by an outstanding first-half performance from Nathaniel Watson who finished the contest with 20 total tackles.

QB Will Rogers completed 25-of-39 passes for 207 yards and scored one rushing touchdown against Ole Miss. Zavion Thomas led the Bulldogs in the receiving category with 88 yards on six receptions.

Watson and Jett Johnson led the Bulldogs’ defense with a combined 33 tackles in the contest. Corey Ellington followed behind the dynamic duo with 12 tackles and one sack.

MSU interim head coach Greg Knox addressed the media following the Egg Bowl loss. Video is courtesy of Hail State Athletics.