Matt Corral leads Ole Miss to Egg Bowl victory over Mississippi State
STARKVILLE, Miss. — Snoop Conner ran for two touchdowns and No. On Thursday, 8 Mississippi beat Mississippi State by 21 points in straight.
“What a cool night. This was an amazing win. We’re happy and relieved,” Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin said. “It wasn’t easy. But our players found a way to win and that’s what matters. We’re at 10 wins and that sounds really cool.”
Matt Corral ran for an interception and passed for 234 yards. This helped Ole Miss (6-2 Southeastern Conference, 10-2 Ole Miss) overturn a 6-3 lead to take a 24-6 lead in the fourth quarter. Corral finished 25-of-33 with an interception.
“I was with this team when we were 5-5 and we had losing records. We had it in us. We just needed people to bring it out of us,” Corral said. “We bonded together and we’re stronger. And it shows.”
The Rebels had 388 total yards of offense. Connor was the only player to score twice during that decisive run. On 16 carries, he ran for 60 yards.
Dontario drummond had 13 receptions, 333 yards. Jerrion Ealy was able to score on a 15 yard run for 31-13 with just 5 minutes 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 stat sheet looks pretty good,” Mississippi State coach Mike Leach said. “We played hard. But they made more key plays and that’s the difference.”
Although the Bulldogs managed to accumulate 420 yards total offense in the last period of the late rally, they had difficulty translating those yards into points.
Makai Polo had 10 receptions, a total of 98 yards. Additionally, he added a two point conversion. Nolan McCord’s field goals were 34 and 29 yards.