By Tim Letcher
SEC Digital Network
OXFORD, Miss. - Ole Miss outscored Mississippi State 24-7 in the second half en route to winning the annual Egg Bowl, 41-24 on Saturday night at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
The Rebel offense was clicking in this game, racking up 528 yards of total offense and 28 first downs.
Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace had a big night, connecting on 15-of-22 passing for 294 yards and five touchdowns. His main target was Donte Moncrief, who caught seven passes for 173 yards and three scores.
The Rebel defense also did a nice job, holding Mississippi State to 30 yards rushing in the ballgame.
Ole Miss scored first, when Wallace hit Jamal Mosley with a 25-yard scoring pass. However, Mississippi State's Jameon Lewis returned the ensuing kickoff for 100 yards to tie the score at 7.
The teams exchanged scores through the rest of the first half, and the game was tied at 17 at the break.
With the win, Ole Miss is now 6-6 and 3-5 in the SEC. Mississippi State falls to 8-4, 4-4.
Passing: Tyler Russell 18-33, 268 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: LaDarius Perkins, 16 car, 45 yards
Receiving: Chad Bumphis, 6 rec, 146 yards, 1 TD
Passing: Bo Wallace, 15-22, 294 yards, 5 TD, 2 INT
Rushing: Jeff Scott, 28 car, 111 yards
Receiving: Donte Moncrief, 7 rec, 173 yards, 3 TD
- MSU’s Chad Bumphis is six receptions shy of school record.
- Ole Miss leads series 61-42-6. This game is the 15th oldest rivalry in FBS history (tied w/ Michigan and Ohio State).
- The win for Ole Miss is the first win over ranked opponent since the 2010 Cotton Bowl win over No. 17 Oklahoma State.
- 22 Rebel seniors played their final home game.
- Ole Miss is now bowl-eligible for first time since 2009.