NCAAF Game Recap - Mississippi at Mississippi State
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:30 PM EST

TxAM
7
LSU
50
F
OHSt
56
Mich
27
F
Clem
38
SCar
3
F
UGA
52
GATec
7
F
Ala
45
Aub
48
F
Colo
15
Utah
45
F
Okla
34
OkSt
16
F
FlaSt
17
Fla
40
F
Wisc
38
Minn
17
F
Bayl
61
Kans
6
F
Rut
6
PSU
27
F
OreSt
10
Oreg
24
F
ND
45
Stan
24
F
Cin
24
Mem
34
F
Iowa
27
Neb
24
F
Boise
31
ColSt
24
F
App
48
Troy
13
F
VaTec
30
UVA
39
F
Navy
56
Hou
41
F
Ohio
52
Akr
3
F
WestMI
14
NIU
17
F
Miss
20
MisSt
21
F
Kent
34
E Mi
26
F
Toled
7
C Mi
49
F
BGSU
7
Buff
49
F
MiaOH
27
Ball
41
F
TxTch
24
Tex
49
F
Mizzu
24
Ark
14
F
WaSt
13
Wash
31
F
WVU
20
TCU
17
F
ArkSt
30
SoAl
34
F
SoFL
7
UCF
34
F
TxSt
21
CoCar
24
F
Tuls
49
ECU
24
F
NW
29
Ill
10
F
Ind
44
Purd
41
F(1OT)
FLInt
27
Marsh
30
F OT
Lou
13
KY
45
F
Wake
30
Syr
39
F OT
Wyo
6
AF
20
F
MidTN
26
W Ky
31
F
Char
38
OD
22
F
NMSt
28
Lib
49
F
UNLV
33
Nev
30
F OT
Rice
30
UTEP
16
F
UConn
17
Temp
49
F
UTSA
27
LaTec
41
F
BC
26
Pitt
19
F
MD
16
MSU
19
F
SMiss
17
FlAtl
34
F
MiaFL
17
Duke
27
F
Tul
20
SMU
37
F
UtSt
38
NM
25
F
UAB
26
NorTx
21
F
Vand
10
Tenn
28
F
GASt
10
GaSo
38
F
IASt
17
K St
27
F
UNC
41
NCSt
10
F
ULMon
30
ULLaf
31
F
BYU
3
SDSU
13
F
Ariz
14
AzSt
24
F
Cal
28
UCLA
18
F
Fres
16
SJSU
17
F
Army
31
Hawaii
52
F

Nov 28, 2019, 7:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Mississippi (4-8)

0

14

0

6

20

Mississippi State (6-6)

7

7

7

0

21

Gee whiz: Peeing dog celebration costs Ole Miss in Egg Bowl
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:00 AM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Mississippi flushed away a golden chance at the Golden Egg.

Luke Logan missed a 35-yard extra point after Ole Miss receiver Elijah Moore was penalized for celebrating a touchdown by crawling and pretending to urinate like a dog, and Mississippi State escaped with a 21-20 victory Thursday night in the 116th Egg Bowl.

"That's not who we are. We've been a disciplined team all year, and so just disappointed that happened," Rebels coach Matt Luke said. "That's not who he is. Elijah is a good kid, and he just got caught up in the moment."

Ole Miss (4-8, 2-6 Southeastern Conference) pulled within a point with 4 seconds remaining on Matt Corral's 2-yard pass to Moore, but Logan hooked the extra point after Moore cost the Rebels 15 yards. The extra yards also prevented Mississippi from going for a winning 2-point conversion.

The penalty was another in a long line of unsportsmanlike conduct fouls between these two teams in recent years, and oddly not even the first one featuring a player pretending to pee. Luke said he knew that as emotions flared in the annual rivalry game that showboating would need to be avoided.

"Absolutely," Luke said. "We talked about it. We had five penalties. We just wanted to play a clean game. Nothing after the whistles or before the whistles was going to help us win the ballgame."

Mississippi State (6-6, 3-5 Southeastern Conference) beat Ole Miss at home for the first since 2013, possibly saving second-year coach Joe Moorhead's job.

Moorhead was fiery in his defense of the job his staff has done with this team, overcoming a litany of academic suspensions and several injuries to key players.

"To me it was an exclamation point on the narrative that I'm not the right man for this job or this team, or that I can't coach in this league," Moorhead said. "This is my school, my team, and this is my program. They'll have to drag my Yankee ass out of here."

The teams combined for seven sacks and 17 tackles for loss, and Mississippi State won the turnover battle 3-1. The Bulldogs' Erroll Thompson had 11 tackles, one for a loss, a pass deflection and a forced fumble.

"Erroll's our team captain, you know, and he has the confidence of the team," Moorhead said. "For him to play the way he did, and just the entire defense, it was a great team win."

The Bulldogs scored two first-half touchdowns, the first on Nick Gibson's 27-yard run and the second on the next possession on quarterback Garrett Shrader's 1-yard run. Ole Miss responded with two touchdowns of its own, with J.R. Plumlee scoring on a 2-yard run and Jerrion Ealy on a 5-yarder to tie it at 14 at the half.

Midway through the third quarter, the Bulldogs sacked Plumlee three times on the same drive, the third forcing a fumble. Seven plays later, Shrader scored on a 5-yard run to put Mississippi State up 21-14.

After pulling Plumlee in favor of Corral, Ole Miss had two different red-zone opportunities in the fourth quarter. The other ended with a Marcus Murphy interception.

On the final drive of the game, Mississippi State committed three of its five total penalties and Ole Miss ran nine plays inside the 15 before eventually connecting for the touchdown.

THE TAKEAWAY

Ole Miss: The Rebels are young and continue to show signs of life under Luke, but inconsistent play and the lack of a clear offensive strategy are the biggest reasons they'll be sitting at home this bowl season.

Mississippi State: After a long season that fell well short of expectations, an emotional home win over a hated rival might just be enough to keep Moorhead from losing his job. But maybe not.

Passing

Miss Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
M. Corral 12 6 50.0 1 124 57 1 79.9
J. Plumlee 14 9 64.3 0 121 31 0 91.7
MisSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
G. Shrader 14 10 71.4 0 108 23 0 93.8

Rushing

Miss Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Ealy 15 82 5.5 14 1
J. Plumlee 18 34 1.9 12 1
MisSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Hill 27 132 4.9 28 0
N. Gibson 3 57 19.0 30 1

Receiving

Miss Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
B. Sanders 2 88 44.0 57 0
D. Drummond 2 50 25.0 38 0
MisSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Thomas 4 49 12.3 20 0
F. Green 1 23 23.0 23 0

Fumbles

Miss F FL
E. Moore 1 0
J. Plumlee 1 1
MisSt F FL
G. Shrader 1 1

Returning

Miss KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Knight 3 13.7 0 17 0 - 0 0
E. Moore 0 - 0 0 3 4.0 0 8
MisSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
B. Cole II 2 22.0 0 27 0 - 0 0

Punting

Miss Punt Yds Avg LgPu
M. Brown 5 222 44.4 50
MisSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. Day 5 218 43.6 51

Takeaways

MisSt Int Yds InTD
M. Murphy 1 6 0
W. Gay Jr. 0 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Miss MisSt
Points For 20 21
Total Yards 384 318
Rushing Yards 139 210
Passing Yards 245 108
Passing Completions / Attempts 15/26 10/14
Turnovers 3 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 3/2 2/1
First Downs 23 15
Penalties - Yards 5/34 5/41
Time Of Possession 41:41 19:19
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/14 4/12
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/2 1/2
Punts - Average Yards 5/44 5/44

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Miss MisSt
MisSt 8:18 TD Nick Gibson 27 yd run (Jace Christmann kick) 0 7
2nd Quarter Miss MisSt
MisSt 3:38 TD Garrett Shrader 1 yd run (Jace Christmann kick) 0 14
Miss 8:45 TD John Rhys Plumlee 2 yd run (Luke Logan kick) 7 14
Miss 14:26 TD Jerrion Ealy 5 yd run (Luke Logan kick) 14 14
3rd Quarter Miss MisSt
MisSt 11:36 TD Garrett Shrader 5 yd run (Jace Christmann kick) 14 21
4th Quarter Miss MisSt
Miss 14:56 TD Elijah Moore 2 yd pass from Matt Corral (missed kick) 20 21

Game Information

Stadium: Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field, Starkville, Mississippi
Attendance: 57,529
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