Nov 28, 2013; Starkville, MS, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback Damian Williams (14) and Mississippi Rebels defensive tackle Issac Gross (94) exchange words during the game at Davis Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

Egg Bowl Recap: Mississippi State 17 - Ole Miss 10

Nov 28, 2013; Starkville, MS, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen leads the team onto the field before the game against the Mississippi Rebels at Davis Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

In a game that no one seemed to want to win, #DakAttack saved the day.

Both teams made more mistakes than one can count, but Mississippi State found some cohesion and leadership on offense when Mullen finally put Dak Prescott into the game shortly after the beginning of the fourth quarter. Damian Williams played well considering the situation that he was thrust into, but an interception early in the fourth quarter led Mullen to put his normal starter in the game. Not only did he provide command and leadership of the offense, the entire team seemed to get a huge lift when he entered the game. He led a drive that led to a field goal of all things to tie the game in the fourth, and he ran the ball into the end zone for what would be the game winning touchdown.

On the other side, Bo Wallace, who probably won the Conerly trophy last year because of his performance in the Egg Bowl, probably lost it in this year’s version of the Egg Bowl. Ole Miss committed four turnovers, all by Wallace. He threw three interceptions and fumbled once. The fumble coming on a play where he was almost assuredly about to run the ball into the end zone in overtime to tie the game.

The victory returns the Golden Egg to Starkville, runs Mullen’s record to 4-1 against Ole Miss, and clinches the Bulldogs fourth straight season with a bowl appearance. Here are the game stats.

Team Stat Comparison

MISS MSST
1st Downs 17 23
3rd down efficiency
8-20 5-17
4th down efficiency
1-1 2-2
Total Yards 318 296
Passing 201 197
Comp-Att
28-43 19-39
Yards per pass
4.7 5.1
Rushing 117 99
Rushing Attempts
35 43
Yards per rush
3.3 2.3
Penalties 7-50 5-39
Turnovers 4 2
Fumbles lost
1 1
Interceptions thrown
3 1
Possession 27:12 47:48

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