The 119th Egg Bowl will take place Thursday night in Oxford.
Here’s how to watch Mississippi State take on Ole Miss for the Golden Egg Trophy, plus our staff prediction for the game and statistical leaders for both teams.
Mississippi State (7-4, 3-4 SEC) at No. 20 Ole Miss (8-3, 4-3 SEC)
Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (64,038), Oxford.
TV: 6 p.m., Thursday, ESPN.
Series: Ole Miss leads, 64-46-6.
Coaches — Mississippi State: Mike Leach, 18-17 at Mississippi State (3rd year), 157-107 overall (21st year); Ole Miss: Lane Kiffin, 23-11 at Ole Miss (3rd year), 84-45 overall (11th year).
Notes: Mississippi State cornerback Emmanuel Forbes set the SEC career record for interceptions returned for a touchdown Saturday against East Tennessee State with his sixth. Forbes’ sixth interception of the year has him tied for the FBS lead … With 165 yards Thursday, MSU QB Will Rogers will pass Jared Lorenzen for eighth all time in the SEC in career passing yards … Mississippi State’s last Egg Bowl win in Oxford came in 2018 … Mississippi State has 11 games under defensive coordinator Zach Arnett with multiple interceptions and is 10-1 in such games. The Bulldogs had three picks against ETSU.
Prediction: MSU 31, Ole Miss 23.
Passing: Will Rogers 359-527 (68.12%), 3,474 yards, 32 touchdowns, 5 interceptions.
Rushing: Jo’quavious Marks 89-456-8, Dillon Johnson 77-415-3, Simeon Price 23-82-0, J.J. Jernighan 7-31.
Receiving: Rara Thomas 42-599-6, Caleb Ducking 42-450-8, Rufus Harvey 45-429-3, Lideatrick Griffin 33-410-3.
Kicking: Massimo Biscardi 5-8 field goals, 21-23 PATs; Ben Raybon 4-6 field goals, 20-22 PATs.
Scoring: Caleb Ducking 48, Jo’quavious Marks 48, Massimo Biscardi 36, Rara Thomas 36.
Tackles: Nathaniel Watson 42-56—98; Jett Johnson 37-56—93; Decamerion Richardson 36-32—68; Collin Duncan 24-23—47; Tyrus Wheat 20-27—47.
Sacks: Tyrus Wheat 5.0, Nathaniel Watson 4.0, Randy Charlton 3.0.
Tackles for loss: Nathaniel Watson 8.5, Tyrus Wheat 8.0, Jett Johnson 5.0, Randy Charlton 4.5.
Interceptions: Emmanuel Forbes 6, Jalen Green 2, Jackie Matthews 2.
Fumble recoveries: Tyrus Wheat 2.
Punting: George Georgopoulos 27-38.7; Archer Trafford 15-42.7.
Passing: Jaxson Dart 171 of 283 (60.4%), 2,363 yards, 16 touchdowns, 8 interceptions.
Rushing: Quinshon Judkins 229-1,385-16; Zach Evans 131-899-8; Jaxson Dart 107-552-0.
Receiving: Jonathan Mingo 41-768-5; Malik Heath 47-754-4; Jordan Watkins 28-363-1.
Kicking: Jonathan Cruz 12-14 field goals, 46-46 PATs.
Scoring: Quinshon Judkins 102; Jonathan Cruz 82; Zach Evans 54.
Tackles: Troy Brown 36-41-77; Otis Reese 33-37-70; A.J. Finley 39-28-67.
Sacks: Jared Ivey 4.5; Cedric Johnson 4; Khari Coleman 3.5.
Tackles for loss: Ladarius Tennison 9; Khari Coleman 8.5; Otis Reese 7.
Interceptions: A.J. Finley 2; four players tied with 1.
Fumble recoveries: Ladarius Tennison 2; six tied with 1.
Punting: Fraser Masin 34-41.6.
Theo DeRosa reports on Mississippi State sports for The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter at @Theo_DeRosa.
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