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Sport Mississippi State bowl-bound after topping Ole Miss by a point in a wild Egg Bowl

06:31  29 november  2019
06:31  29 november  2019 Source:   nbcsports.com

Here's why Ole Miss, Mississippi State like playing the Egg Bowl on Thanksgiving

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The Egg Bowl is the name given to the Mississippi State – Mississippi football rivalry. It is an American college football rivalry game played annually between Southeastern Conference members

The historic rivalry between Mississippi State and Ole Miss always seems to deliver memorable moments, and Thursday’s installment was no different. Corral then came sprinting in toward Abrams but was intercepted by Mississippi State cornerback Jamal Peters. Peters and Corral exchanged

Mississippi State fans may not be thrilled at how things have turned out this season but, on this Thanksgiving at least, they are very thankful that embattled head coach Joe Moorhead is 2-0 against the school’s bitter in-state rival.

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The Bulldogs went with a throwback game plan of sorts by turning into what amounted to a Wing-T team on Thursday night in Starkville, pounding the rock on play after play and holding on thanks to a missed extra point to notch a wild 21-20 victory in the Egg Bowl over Ole Miss.

Freshman quarterback Garrett Shrader wasn’t mistaken for an Air Raid guy by any stretch in throwing for just 108 yards on 14 attempts but he did key a rushing attack that was easily over two bills and averaged close to five yards a carry. The young signal-caller also notched two scores on the ground while mostly handing off to his terrific tailbacks Kylin Hill (132 yards) and Nick Gibson (57 yards, 1 TD).

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After Ole Miss beat Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl , what does the While Prescott’s likely return would make Mississippi State a top 25 team next year, the graduation of mercurial In a season when the Egg Bowl evolved from a local point of pride to a game of national significance, all eyes will

Tempers flared between Mississippi State and Ole Miss during the Egg Bowl on Thursday, resulting in a sidelines-clearing brawl that spilled out onto the At one point , Peters ripped Corral’s helmet off his head. “I was helping break some of it up,” Ole Miss tight end Dawson Knox said according to the

Rather remarkably given the run-centric nature of the game, seven different players also caught a pass for MSU — including former starting QB Keytaon Thompson making his first appearance of the year with an eight yard reception.

While Ole Miss didn’t double up their output through the air with their rushing total, they weren’t too shabby in the game either with 47 rushing attempts to just 26 passes (many of which came in the closing minutes of a failed comeback attempt). Freshman John Rhys Plumlee started the game and had 121 yards on 9-of-14 passing while also rushing for a score as well. He was pulled late for Matt Corral however, who tossed an interception to go with 124 yards and what should have been a game-tying touchdown with just four seconds left.

All jokes aside, Elijah Moore's 'pee' celebration was an all-time sports blunder

  All jokes aside, Elijah Moore's 'pee' celebration was an all-time sports blunder All jokes aside, Elijah Moore's 'pee' celebration was an all-time sports blunderA 12-car pile-up of the bizarre and unimaginable emerged in Starkville, Mississippi, late Thursday night. A rivalry game known as the Egg Bowl between bitter foils Ole Miss and Mississippi State was decided because a player celebrated the potential game-tying touchdown with a mimic of a dog lifting his leg and pretending to pee. It was the second time in three seasons an Ole Miss player was penalized for such an act in this game. But this time, the stakes were higher.

Mississippi State punts to back Ole Miss up at its own 1. The Rebels go nowhere and punt it back Ole Miss takes over at the Bulldogs’ 28 after a late hit out of bounds on Moore. Ole Miss lines up to go ——— STARKVILLE — Ole Miss and Mississippi State renew their Egg Bowl rivalry tonight at

The Egg Bowl , officially known as the Battle for the Golden Egg , is the annual game between Ole Miss and Mississippi State . The Clarion-Ledger ran a spread calling the game the Egg Bowl because 6-4 Mississippi State and 4-6 Ole Miss were not in bowl contention that season and this would be the

However the recipient of that pass into the end zone, Elijah Moore, drew a 15-yard flag for celebrating the effort by crawling on all fours and mimicking a dog uh… peeing. That backed up the extra point attempt and led to Luke Logan’s kick sailing wide right to set off a raucous celebration in Starkvegas as the Egg Bowl would remain in maroon hands for the second straight season.

Though a bowl game wasn’t a possibility for the Rebels coming into the contest, it was nevertheless a rough way to end their 2019 campaign at 4-8 and plenty of questions about both that penalty and yet another inexplicable loss down the stretch for Matt Luke’s team.

The flip side is a huge sigh of relief on the other sideline for Moorhead and company, who not only got an elusive sixth win in dramatic fashion to extend their school-record streak of bowl games to 10 in a row, but also were able to take a little bit of pressure off the program after falling short of expectations in general this year. The Egg Bowl has produced plenty of wild swings of emotions and for many in the stands on Thursday night, there was certainly another on both sides after that result as the Bulldogs emerged victorious once again.

Elijah Moore's penalty for urinating-dog celebration costs Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State in Egg Bowl .
Ole Miss receiver Elijah Moore committed an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the final seconds of the Egg Bowl, costing the Rebels a chance to tie.

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