No. 20 Ole Miss and Mississippi State face off in the Egg Bowl on Thursday, Nov. 24. The game will be live streamed on fuboTV (live streaming).
Lane Kiffin doesn’t normally mince words, but her description of the Egg Bowl is decidedly diplomatic.
Kiffin and No. 20 Ole Miss (8-3, 4-3 SEC) will be looking for a third straight win against Mississippi State (7-4, 3-4) on Thursday in a rivalry that isn’t always polite. To put it diplomatically.
It’s round three for Kiffin against Mike Leach, who both have upgraded reporting programs in Magnolia State. In this case, it’s Quinshon Judkins and the #1 running team. 3 (Ole Miss) vs. Will Rogers and 9th passing offense.
Both styles yielded plenty of yards, but late season slumps took their toll on both teams. Ole Miss lost three of four, with losses to top 10 teams LSU and Alabama but also to Arkansas.
The Bulldogs got back on track from their 1-3 with a 56-7 victory over East Tennessee State.
The Bulldogs now aim to stop their recent fights against Ole Miss. For Leach, that means slowing down Ole Miss quarterback Jaxson Dart and Judkins. And then make sure his air raid plan hits the mark.
When it’s Ole Miss-Miss. State?
Ole Miss is playing Mississippi State at 6:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m. ET) on Thursday, November 24.
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Will it be televised?
Ole miss and miss. State will be televised on ESPN.
KIFFIN SPECULATION: Kiffin has repeatedly dodged questions about Auburn’s coaching openness. He responded on Twitter to a broadcaster who reported on Monday that Kiffin was quitting on Friday but hadn’t been offered the job. In a response, he said “this is new to me”.
“I’ve been here for three years and have been lucky enough to have three different contracts,” said Kiffin that day. “I don’t know why a fourth contract suddenly makes people feel better.
“I really appreciate things here.”
RUSHING TANDEM: Judkins and Zach Evans have a chance to give Ole Miss two 1,000-yard rushers in a season for the first time. Judkins leads the SEC with 1,385 rushing yards and a school record 16 touchdowns in a single season. Evans’ 899 rushing yards ranks fifth. Both went over 200 yards against Arkansas.
CONTRAST QB: Rogers attempted 527 passes to Dart’s 283, though Dart opened by rotating with Luke Altmyer. Rogers passed for 3,474 yards with 32 touchdowns and just five interceptions. Dart passed for 2,363 yards and 16 touchdowns while throwing eight interceptions.
OPPORTUNISTIC FORBES: Bulldogs cornerback Emmanuel Forbes has once again demonstrated the danger of a quarterback getting his way. He picked up his third pick this season and the FBS-record sixth pick of his career last weekend. He leads FBS with six interceptions and is tied for eighth with 14 passes defended.
MINGO’S MEMORY: Mingo would rather not even count the Bulldogs’ latest Egg Bowl win. Mississippi State escaped with a 21-20 victory in 2019 after Ole Miss catcher Elijah Moore was penalized for celebrating a touchdown by crawling and pretending to urinate like a dog. Ole Miss missed the extra point attempt after it was pushed back 15 yards.
“I still consider myself 2-0 against Mississippi State,” Mingo said. “If we had gone to overtime with Mississippi State my freshman year, we would have won. So I’m 2-0 against them and I’m looking to finish 3-0.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.