Ole Miss Cracks Miss. State 31-21 In Egg Bowl For First 10-Win Regular Season

Ole Miss won 10 games in a regular season for the first time in program history with a 31-21 victory at Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl Thursday night.

The Rebels (10-2, 6-2 SEC) had five 10-win seasons before 2021, but in each of those the last win happened in a bowl game. Mississippi State finished the regular season at 7-5 and 4-4 and lost its second straight Egg Bowl.

Ole Miss led 10-6 at the half on a 1-yard touchdown run by tailback Snoop Conner, who scored again from a yard out for a 17-6 lead early in the third quarter. Quarterback Matt Corral's 4-yard touchdown run put the Rebels up 24-6 early in the fourth quarter.

Corral threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Jerrion Ealy for a 31-13 advantage with 5:35 to play in what was likely his final regular season game as a Rebel. He completed 26 of 34 passes for 234 yards.

Mississippi State quarterback Will Rogers completed 28 of 58 passes for 336 yards and one touchdown - an 11-yard pass to Jaden Waley to cut Ole Miss' lead to 24-13 with 7:20 to go.

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Guilbeau joined OutKick as an SEC columnist in September of 2021 after covering LSU and the Saints for 17 years at USA TODAY Louisiana. He has been a national columnist/feature writer since the summer of 2022, covering college football, basketball and baseball with some NFL, NBA, MLB, TV and Movies and general assignment, including hot dog taste tests. A New Orleans native and Mizzou graduate, he has consistently won Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) and Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) awards since covering Alabama and Auburn at the Mobile Press-Register (1993-98) and LSU and the Saints at the Baton Rouge Advocate (1998-2004). In 2021, Guilbeau won an FWAA 1st for a game feature, placed in APSE Beat Writing, Breaking News and Explanatory, and won Beat Writer of the Year from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA). He won an FWAA columnist 1st in 2017 and was FWAA's top overall winner in 2016 with 1st in game story, 2nd in columns, and features honorable mention. Guilbeau completed a book in 2022 about LSU's five-time national champion coach - "Everything Matters In Baseball: The Skip Bertman Story" - that is available at www.acadianhouse.com, Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble outlets. He lives in Baton Rouge with his wife, the former Michelle Millhollon of Thibodaux who previously covered politics for the Baton Rouge Advocate and is a communications director.