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

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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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Written by Glenn Guilbeau

Guilbeau has been on the LSU beat since 1998 with multiple outlets in Louisiana, prior to that he had covered both Auburn and Alabama. He won first place for his game feature on LSU's upset at Florida last season from the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). He was also named Beat Writer of Year, by Louisiana Sports Writers Association in July; placed in three Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) categories – Beat Writer, Explanatory, Game Coverage – last spring. Guilbeau was also the FWAA first-place winner for columns in 2017 and was also the top overall winner in 2016 FWAA placing first for his game story, second in columns, and receiving honorable mention for features.

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