Ole Miss will face Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl for their final game of the season.
Although Mississippi State comes after a dominant 55-10 victory over Tennessee State last week, they will be challenged by the rebels’ aggressive defense. Quarterback Matt Corral threw for a season-high 326 yards with two touchdowns during Ole Miss’ 31-17 victory over Vanderbilt.
He often came in contact with wide receiver Jahcour Pearson, who made four receptions at 101 yards. He also found leading receiver Dontario Drummond in 79 yards with a touchdown. Rebels leading rusher Jerrion Ealy, who rushed 55 yards with a touchdown last week, will drive the ball to the ground.
While Corral is expected to trust his receivers, he will be pressured by the Bulldogs’ defense. Linebacker Tire Wheat leads Mississippi State with six sacks, followed by Nathan Pickering and Randy Charlton, who both recorded four. Cornerback Emmanuel Forbes also leads the Bulldogs with three interceptions.
A win against the Rebels will extend the Bulldogs’ winning streak and increase their chances of earning a competitive bowl game. When quarterback Will Rogers threw 391 yards with five touchdowns last week, he will continue to rely on wide receiver Makai Polk, who leads the state of Mississippi with 891 receiving yards and nine touchdowns.
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Which channel is Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State on today?
TV channel: ESPN
Live stream: ESPN App, fuboTV
The Egg Bowl will be the only college football game shown on Thanksgiving via ESPN. Joe Tessitore (play-by-play) and Greg McElroy (analyst) will call the game from the stand along with and Katie George (sideline).
Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State start time
Date: Thursday 25 Nov.
Kickoff: 19:30 ET | 18:30 CT
The Egg Bowl starts at 7:30 PM ET from Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Mississippi.