Game Day: Ole Miss at MSU

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No. 19 Ole Miss at No. 23 Mississippi State

Where: Davis-Wade Stadium

Kickoff: 6:15 p.m.

Television: ESPN2

Radio: Ole Miss Network, Sirius 103, XM 108.

MSU Network, Sirius 118, XM 191.

Records: Ole Miss 8-3, 5-2; MSU 8-3, 4-3

Series: Ole Miss leads 62-43-6.

Coaches: MSU – Dan Mullen 54-34 in six years at MSU, his only head job. Ole Miss – Hugh Freeze, 62-25, seventh season overall; 32-18 fourth season at Ole Miss.

Statistical Leaders: MSU – QB Dak Prescott 127-478 9 TD. QB Dak Prescott 260-for-393 passing, 3,159 yards, 23 TD, 3 INT. WR Fred Ross 69 catches, 816 yards, 4 TD. LB Richie Brown 89 tackles, 9 1-2 TFL 5 1-2 sacks. Ole Miss – RB Jaylen Walton 118-597, 5 TD. QB – Chad Kelly 256-for-395 passing, 3,504 yards, 25 TD, 12 INT. WR Laquon Treadwell 72 catches, 1,060 yards, 8 TD. LB DeMarquis Gates 62 tackles, 2 TFL.

Trends: Ole Miss leads the series in Starkville 20-14-3. … The visiting team has won only twice since 2003 with Ole Miss winning then 31-0 in Starkville and MSU winning 31-23 in Oxford in 2010. …MSU has a 12-11 edge since the SEC split into divisions in 1992. … There have been three shutouts since 1992: MSU won 17-0 in Oxford in 1996, the 2003 win for Ole Miss in Starkville and a 45-0 win for Ole Miss in Oxford in 2008. … Mullen is 4-2 against Ole Miss. … Freeze is 2-1 against MSU.

Notes: One win its last two games would give Ole Miss back-to-back seasons with winning SEC records for the first time since the 1989-1990 seasons. … Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell is on a school-record streak of five games with at least 100 receiving yards. He has at least one touchdown in each of those games, also a school record. … QB Chad Kelly leads the SEC in passing yards, total offense and touchdown passes. … WR Fred Ross is the first player in MSU history with three-straight 100-yard receiving games. … Dak Prescott has 1,111 passing yards in November, No. 2 in the nation.

Summing it up: There’s a standard that’s been set not only by Bo but the quarterbacks before him. Coach Freeze has changed the culture around here to be relevant in the SEC, not only in the SEC but the country.Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly

Prediction: Ole Miss 45, MSU 44


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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  • bornarebel

    I have never been so proud to be wrong. One of the greatest Egg Bowls ever. Great game Rebels.

  • Killer_Beeze

    I’ll “toot my own horn” I predicted
    Ole Miss 38 MSU 24. I was off by 3 points.
    The Rebels should be ranked higher than Florida in the new polls, thus putting the Rebels in the SUGAR BOWL!
    How sweet it ’tis. :))

  • JB

    Bornarebel, did you know — Byron Austin, Byron and I were stationed together USAF at Patrick AFB, Fla Rosemary and my wife became good friends Prayer to the Austen family. Now to Ole Miss Rebel football to be congrat looks like they may be headed to the Sugar Bowl once again. Like old times.

    • bornarebel

      Yes, he was my dad’s first cousin. I didn’t know him very well. Praying for the family.

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