Luke Morgan missed a 35-yard further level after Mississippi receiver Elijah Moore was penalized for celebrating a landing by crawling and pretending to urinate like a dog, and Mississippi State ended up with a 21-20 victory Thursday night time in the 116th Egg Bowl.
Ole Miss (4-8, 2-6 Southeastern Conference) pulled inside a degree with Four seconds remaining on Matt Corral’s 2-yard move to Moore, however Logan hooked the additional level after Moore value the Rebels 15 yards.
Mississippi State (6-6, 3-5 Southeastern Conference) beat Ole Miss at residence for the primary since 2013.
The groups mixed for seven sacks and 17 tackles for loss, and Mississippi State gained the turnover battle 3-1.
The Bulldogs scored two first-half touchdowns, the primary on Nick Gibsonone’s 27-yard run and the second on the following possession on quarterback Garrett Shrader’s 1-yard run. Ole Miss responded with two touchdowns of its personal, with J.R. Plumlee scoring on a 2-yard run and Jerrion Ealy on a 5-yarder to tie it at 14 on the half.
Midway by means of the third quarter, the Bulldogs sacked Plumlee thrice on the identical drive, the third forcing a fumble. Seven performs later, Shrader scored on a 5-yard run to place Mississippi State up 21-14.
On the ultimate drive of the sport, Mississippi State dedicated three of its 5 complete penalties and Ole Miss ran 9 performs contained in the 15 earlier than finally connecting for the landing.
Ole Miss: The Rebels are younger and proceed to indicate indicators of life underneath coach Matt Luke, however inconsistent play and the shortage of a transparent offensive technique are the most important causes they’ll be sitting at residence this bowl season.
Mississippi State: After an extended season that fell properly wanting expectations, an emotional residence win over a hated rival may simply be sufficient to maintain second-year head coach Joe Moorhead from dropping his job. But possibly not.