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Williams is a workhorse with carries, third-most among conference tailbacks. Ole Miss has surrendered the second-most rushing touchdowns in the SEC. Williams has found the end zone only five times, but three of the scores have come in the last two games.
Two of those touchdowns, and 97 yards, came against Alabama. Ole Miss announced a self-imposed bowl ban in February. Big for morale. Big for recruiting.
Big for the fans. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are going to a bowl for a school-record eighth straight season, and a win could boost their bowl placement.
A triumph over Ole Miss would give Dan Mullen nine victories for the third time since taking over in Starkville in It also sets up the coach to equal his career-best 10 wins, a mark set in with Dak Prescott behind center for the Bulldogs. We didn't have anybody on him. We're going to have to look at the tape to see exactly, but a few too many explosive runs.
More than we wanted to give up. Ole Miss' offense, by contrast, couldn't find any semblance of success rushing in the first half.
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The Rebels ran 14 times for 18 yards in the first two quarters, setting the Rebels behind the chains and helping lead to an 0-for-7 performance on third down in the half. Ole Miss quarterback Jordan Ta'amu injured his throwing hand in the first quarter, fumbling possession over to the Bulldogs and setting up Mississippi State's first touchdown.
Ta'amu missed the next possession while nursing the injury and was replaced by freshman Matt Corral who attempted one pass and completed it for 26 yards. Moorhead said he doesn't have much use for emotional rhetoric because the benefit is fleeting.
The Bulldogs , Southeastern Conference are a point favorite on the road against the Rebels , , who have lost four straight games. Both coaches said the game is always emotional because of the rivalry's high stakes, but there's no need to for insults.
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You can do things the right way and it still mean a lot to you. The rivalry has been remarkably even over the past few decades, with both teams winning 14 times since Ole Miss has won four out of the past six, including last year's upset in Starkville. Here are a few more things to watch when the Rebels host the Bulldogs on Thanksgiving night:. Ole Miss can get to six wins with a victory against Mississippi State, but there will be no bowl game for the Rebels.
The program is ineligible for the postseason for a second straight season as part of its punishment from an NCAA infractions case.
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Luke said he's proud of the senior class for playing hard despite the sanctions. Ole Miss quarterback Jordan Ta'amu needs just yards in the Egg Bowl to break the school record for passing yards in a season. Right now, he's behind Chad Kelly, who threw for 4, yards in If Ta'amu has an average game, he should break the mark easily.