Game Day: MSU at Ole Miss

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No. 4 Mississippi State at No. 18 Ole Miss

Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (60,580)

Kickoff: 2:30 p.m.

Television: CBS

Radio: Ole Miss Network, Sirius 85, XM 85.

Records: Ole Miss 8-3, 4-3 SEC; MSU 10-1, 6-1

Series: Ole Miss leads 61-43-6

Coaches: MSU – Dan Mullen 46-29, six seasons at MSU. Ole Miss – Hugh Freeze, 53-21, sixth season overall; 23-14 second season at Ole Miss.

Statistical Leaders: MSU – RB Josh Robinson 165-1,084 11 TDs. QB Dak Prescott 189-for-308 passing, 2,714 yards, 23 TD, 10 INT. WR De’Runnya Wilson 30 catches, 458 yards, 6 TD. LB Benardrick McKinney 60 tackles, 7.5TFL, 3 sacks. Ole Miss – RB Jaylen Walton 84-435, 4 TD. QB – Bo Wallace 206-for-328 passing, 2,789 yards, 22 TD, 10 INT. WR Laquon Treadwell 48 catches, 632 yards, 5 TD. DB Mike Hilton 60 tackles, 4 TFL, 3 INT.

Trends: MSU has won four of the last five in the series. … Since 2000 the home team is 12-2.

Notes: This is the 111th meeting in a series that dates to 1901. …MSU is seeking its first 11-win season in school history. … MSU coach Dan Mullen is 4-1 against Ole Miss. … Ole Miss continues to lead the nation in scoring defense (13.5 ppg) and fewest touchdowns allowed (16). … The Rebels lead the nation and rank second nationally with 19 interceptions. … Senior cornerback Senquez Golson has nine interceptions, which leads the SEC and ranks second nationally. … MSU completed its home schedule 7-0. … The Bulldogs lead the nation in red zone defense. Opponents have scored 22 times on 14 trips inside the MSU 20, an average of .595. … Ole Miss has forced at least one turnover in 34 straight games, the longest streak in the nation.

Summing it up: I’m sure for individuals who have a clear memory of exactly what happened on the last series there or play, I’m sure it’s a motivator for them.” – Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze, on how the 2013 game ended

Prediction: Ole Miss 22, MSU 21

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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