I have made my way from Humphrey Coliseum over to Davis Wade Stadium for tonight’s Egg Bowl which is slated for a 6:15 p.m. start on ESPN2. The student section is filled with gold pom-poms. Mississippi State is going through the Dawg Walk right now as the Iron Bowl is being shown on the MooTubes. It’ll be Parrish Alford, Kedrick Storey and myself on the coverage tonight so be sure and pick up a copy of the paper in the morning.
I’ll be updating throughout the night so stay tuned.
Dak Prescott is walking the field for the final time and gets a huge ovation from the student section.
Ole Miss has also arrived.
The Rebels will be wearing its traditional navy helmets with white jerseys and gray pants.
J.T. Gray announced as a starter at linebacker. Darrion Hutcherson announced as the starter at tight end. Justin Senior announced as the starter at right tackle. Joe Morrow announced as a starter at wide receiver.
Mario Haggan serving as today’s honorary captain.
Mac MacAnally sang the national anthem.
MSU is wearing white helmets with white facemasks, maroon jerseys and white pants.
Seniors being honored before the game are Nick Proby, Cole Carter, Damien Robinson, Winston Chapman, Joe Morrow, Devon Bell, Darrion Hutcherson, Justin Malone, Kendrick Market, Rufus Warren, Will Redmond, Taveze Calhoun, Ryan Brown, Dak Prescott.
Warren is not dressed out. Went through Senior Night.
Mark McLaurin is wearing his usual No. 41 and not Keith Joseph Jr.’s No. 99 today.
Ole Miss won the toss and deferred until the second half.
Elgton Jenkins starts at left tackle.
First play from scrimmage is an incomplete pass by Prescott.
MSU’s first drive results in a fumble by Prescott. Forced by DeMarquis Gates, recovered by Chief Brown.
Ole Miss’ first play is an 18-yard completion from Chad Kelly to Quincy Adeboyjo.
Kelly with a 27-yard touchdown run. Gary Wunderlich PAT, 7-0 11:09 1ST.
MSU’s next drive is 3-and-out with Prescott sacked twice.
Kelly with a 2-yard touchdown pass to Damore’ea Stringfellow. Wunderlich PAT, 14-0 5:10 1st
Prescott throws a 45-yard pick six to Tony Bridges. Wunderlich PAT, 21-0 3:05 1st.
END 1ST QUARTER: OLE MISS 21, MISSISSIPPI STATE 0
Westin Graves 22-yard field goal, 21-3 UM 14:17 2nd
Kelly with a 36-yard touchdown pass to Stringfellow. Wunderlich PAT, 28-3 UM 10:45 2nd
Dontavian Lee is on the kickoff return team so he is back playing.
Deion Calhoun in at right guard, Devon Desper in at left guard, Justin Malone to left tackle, Jenkins to right tackle.
Prescott in the locker room. Nick Fitzgerald getting loose.
Prescott returns form the locker room.
Wunderlich misses a 38-yard field goal.
Prescott returns to the game.
Fred Ross set the single season receptions record.
HALFTIME: OLE MISS 28, MISSISSIPPI STATE 3
Key halftime stats:
1st Downs: UM 13, MSU 7
Rushing yards: UM 115, MSU 77
Passing yards: UM 135, MSU 85
Total yards: UM 250, MSU 162
Turnovers: UM 0, MSU 2
Penalties: UM 0-0, MSU 4-30
Possession time: UM 13:49, MSU 16:11
Rushing: UM – Chad Kelly 7-59-TD; MSU – Dak Prescott 11-36
Passing: UM – Chad Kelly 12-15-135-2-0; MSU – Dak Prescott 16-20-85-0-1
Receiving: UM – Jaylen Walton 4-30, Demore’ea Stringfellow 3-53-TD; MSU – Fred Ross 8-57
Tackles: UM – Mike Hilton; MSU – Brandon Bryant 5, Richie Brown 5
Prescott with a 1-yard touchdown run. He extended the ball across the goal line mid-air and after review it counted. Graves PAT, 28-10 UM 11:54 3rd.
Nick James is in some pain and has to leave the game.
Now Tolando Cleveland is hurt and has to leave.
Wunderlich misses a 33-yard field goal.
Graves 27-yard field goal, 28-13 UM 5:42 3rd.
Cleveland and James both back on the field.
Wunderlich with a 48-yard field goal, 31-13 2:45 3rd
END 3RD QUARTER: OLE MISS 31, MISSISSIPPI STATE 13
Jordan Wilkins with a 39-yard touchdown run. Wunderlich PAT, 38-13 UM 13:22 4th
Prescott with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Malik Dear. Graves PAT, 38-20 UM 9:38 4th
Prescott with a 7-yard touchdown pass to Dear. Graves PAT, 38-27 UM 1:17 4th
FINAL: OLE MISS 38, MISSISSIPPI STATE 27