The Golden Egg trophy returns to where it came from on Thanksgiving Day. #9 Ole Miss kept Mississippi State out of the end zone for over 52 minutes of play in a 31-21 Egg Bowl victory over the Bulldogs inside a wet Davis Wade Stadium on Thursday. The win gives Ole Miss their first 10-win regular season in program history.
Matt Corral completed 25-33 passes for 229 yards and accounted for 2 scores. Jerrion Ealy accounted for 103 yards of offense and had a touchdown reception, 60 of those yards came on the ground to lead the team. Snoop Conner added 54 yards of his own and scored 2 touchdowns while Dontario Drummond had a team-leading 133 receiving yards on 13 catches.
Defensively, Chance Campbell had 12 tackles to lead the way while Jake Springer had 10 tackles. Sam Williams had a dominant pass rushing night with his two sacks while the defensive unit forced Mississippi State to finish 4-for-14 on 3rd down and made critical stops when it mattered most.
Ole Miss head football coach Lane Kiffin, quarterback Matt Corral, and defensive end Sam Williams all spoke about the win in Starkville postgame. Video is courtesy of Ole Miss Athletics.