I just wrapped up the pregame radio show with Matt Wyatt along with my partner Parrish Alford. It’s an overcast afternoon here in Oxford but the key word there is afternoon which is always key to deadlines. Both teams are currently out on the field loosening up. Remember that today’s game is televised on CBS for the first time ever.
I’ll be updating throughout the day so stay tuned.
De’Runnya Wilson is running and jumping around so it appears he’ll be ready to go in this one.
Ole Miss will wear its navy helmets, red jerseys and gray pants while MSU will wear maroon helmets with gold facemasks, white uniforms with gold numerals. The Bulldogs will also have gold shoes for this one.
Bo Wallace is dressed and going through warm-ups. Parrish tells me he will start the game but Ryan Buchanan and De’Vante Kincaid both received a lot of reps this week in practice.
MSU won the toss and defers to the second half.
Aberdeen’s Jamerson Love with a big PBU on the first play of the game.
Love is down on the second play. He came off the field under his own power but appears to have his bell rung.
Rebels gamble on 4th-and-inches and it pays off. Ole Miss moves the chains twice on the opening drive before punting.
Dak Prescott scrambles for three yards on State’s first play.
Wilson catches a first down on third down.
Taveze Calhoun intercepts Wallace in the end zone. That’s his first interception this season.
Prescott sacked and the Bulldogs go 3-and-out following the interception.
A.J. Jefferson forced a fumble but Rebels recover.
Wallace with a 1-yard touchdown run. Play was initially ruled for no gain but overturned on replay. Gary Wunderlich PAT, 7-0 UM 4:00 1st
END 1ST QUARTER: OLE MISS 7, MISSISSIPPI STATE 0
Evan Sobiesk with a career-long 45-yard field goal, 7-3 UM 14:45 2nd
Vincent Sanders has left the game with a knee injury. His return is doubtful.
Love returns to the game.
HALFTIME: OLE MISS 7, MISSISSIPPI STATE 3
Key halftime stats:
1st downs: MSU 8, UM 7
Rushing yards: MSU 64, UM 45
Passing yards: MSU 64, UM 190
Total yards: MSU 128, UM 190
Turnovers: MSU 0, UM 1
Possession: MSU 18:31, UM 11:29
Penalties: MSU 0-0, UM 2-25
Rushing: MSU – Josh Robinson 9-32 UM – Jaylen Walton 6-43
Passing: MSU – Dak Prescott 6-10-64-0-0 UM – Bo Wallace 8-19-145-0-1
Receiving: MSU – De’Runnya Wilson 4-46 UM – Evan Engram 2-53
Tackles: MSU – Will Redmond 4 UM – Keith Lewis 8
Kendrick Market was on crutches at halftime.
Prescott sacked on the second play of the third quarter.
Bulldogs go 3-and-out on the opening drive of the 2nd half.
Deontay Evans starts the second half at safety
Prescott with a 1-yard touchdown run. Sobiesk PAT, 10-7 MSU 9:37 3rd
Ole Miss answers with a 83-yard strike from Wallace to Evan Engram on the first play from scrimmage down to the 1-yard line. Jeremy Liggins with a 1-yard touchdown run. Wunderlich PAT, 14-10 UM 8:08 3rd
Prescott comes out slinging and completes a 53-yard bomb to Fred Ross. But the drive stalls, Sobiesk misses a 34-yard field goal.
Wunderlich with a 39-yard field goal, 17-10 UM 3:37 3rd
Jaylen Walton with a 91-yard touchdown run. Poor tackling for MSU. Wunderlich PAT, 24-10 UM 2:13 3rd. Chris Jones injured on the play and has to be helped off the field.
END 3RD QUARTER: OLE MISS 24, MISSISSIPPI STATE 10
Prescott with a 32-yard touchdown to Wilson. Sobiesk PAT, 24-17 UM 13:58 4th
Jordan Wilkens with a 31-yard halfback pass touchdown to Cody Core. Wunderlich PAT, 31-17 UM 9:14 4th
Headed down to the field. Will update afterwards.
FINAL: OLE MISS 31, MISSISSIPPI STATE 17