GAMEDAY College Football

Mississippi 31, Mississippi State 21

(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

By CHRIS BURROWS
Associated Press

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Snoop Conner ran for two touchdowns and No. 8 Mississippi scored 21 straight points to beat Mississippi State 31-21 in a windy, rainy and cold Egg Bowl.

Matt Corral ran for a touchdown and passed for 229 yards to help Ole Miss (10-2, 6-2 Southeastern Conference) overcome an early 6-3 deficit for a 24-6 lead early in the fourth quarter. Corral was 25 of 33 with an interception.

The Rebels finished with 388 yards of total offense, with Connor scoring twice on 1-yard runs during the decisive outburst. He rushed for 60 yards on 16 carries. Dontario Drummond had 13 receptions for 133 yards and Jerrion Ealy scored on a 15-yard run to make it 31-13 lead with 5:35 left.

Mississippi State's Will Rogers was 38 of 58 for 336 yards and an 11-yard touchdown pass to Jaden Walley in the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs (7-5, 4-4) added an 11-yard touchdown run by Jo'quavious Marks with 2:27 remaining, but could not pull within single digits.

The Bulldogs had 420 yards of total offense, primarily in the final period in the belated rally, but had trouble translating yards into points.

Makai Polk had 10 receptions for 98 yards and added a two-point conversion. Nolan McCord had field goals of 34 and 29 yards.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter MissMissSt
MissSt FG 11:46 Nolan McCord 34 yd FG 0 3
Miss FG 7:07 Cale Nation 25 yd FG 3 3
MissSt FG 0:55 Nolan McCord 29 yd FG 3 6
Second Quarter MissMissSt
Miss TD 2:21 Snoop Conner 1 yd run (Cale Nation kick) 10 6
Third Quarter MissMissSt
Miss TD 10:24 Snoop Conner 1 yd run (Cale Nation kick) 17 6
Fourth Quarter MissMissSt
Miss TD 11:17 Matt Corral 4 yd run (Cale Nation kick) 24 6
MissSt TD 7:20 Jaden Walley 11 yd pass from Will Rogers (Nolan McCord kick) 24 13
Miss TD 5:35 Jerrion Ealy 15 yd pass from Matt Corral (Cale Nation kick) 31 13
MissSt TD 2:27 Jo'quavious Marks 11 yd run (Makai Polk 2pt pass from Will Rogers) 31 21
Team Stats
  Ole Miss Mississippi State
First downs 23 30
  Rushing 10 6
  Passing 11 20
  Penalty 2 4
3rd Down Efficiency 11-18, 61% 4-14, 29%
4th down efficiency 1-3, 33% 2-4, 50%
Rushes-Yards 45-159 21-84
Passing Yards 229 336
Return Yards 32 160
Completions-Attempts-Int 25-33-1 38-59-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 1--12 3--20
Punts 2 2
Punts-Average 43.5 46.5
Fumbles Lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 11-73 8-75
Time of Possession 30:16 29:44
Ole Miss Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
M. Corral 25 33 229 1 1
Mississippi State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
W. Rogers 38 58 336 1 0
Ole Miss Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Ealy 16 60 3.8 0
S. Conner 14 54 3.9 2
M. Corral 12 45 3.8 1
H. Parrish Jr. 2 5 2.5 0
Mississippi State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Marks 8 45 5.6 1
D. Johnson 5 26 5.2 0
J. Jernighan 2 9 4.5 0
W. Rogers 6 4 0.7 0
Ole Miss Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Drummond 13 133 10.2 0
J. Ealy 5 43 8.6 1
B. Sanders 1 26 26.0 0
J. Mingo 4 21 5.3 0
J. Plumlee 1 3 3.0 0
J. Pearson 1 3 3.0 0
Mississippi State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Polk 10 98 9.8 0
L. Griffin 5 77 15.4 0
D. Johnson 9 62 6.9 0
J. Walley 5 41 8.2 1
J. Marks 6 29 4.8 0
A. Williams 2 24 12.0 0
M. Heath 1 5 5.0 0
Ole Miss Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Mississippi State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Johnson 1 48
Ole Miss Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Brown 2 87 43.5
Mississippi State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. Trafford 2 93 46.5
Ole Miss Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Mississippi State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Williams 1 0 0
Ole Miss Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Ealy 1 32 32.0
Mississippi State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
L. Griffin 4 100 25.0
J. Marks 1 12 12.0
Ole Miss Missed FG
Player Length
Mississippi State Missed FG
Player Length
N. McCord 33
N. McCord 40




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