Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time, More

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Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time, More
John David Mercer-USA TODAY Spor

Ole Miss and Mississippi State meet Thursday to end their seasons in a rivalry matchup that dates back to 1901 as the two sides fight for the Golden Egg. 

The Bulldogs enter the SEC West battle at 5-6. It took an overtime score to down Arkansas last weekend, but the victory snapped a three-game skid—all losses to teams ranked No. 15 or higher in what was a brutal stretch.

Last Saturday, the Rebels saw a four-game winning streak snapped in the form of a 24-10 loss to then-ranked No. 8 Missouri. Ole Miss now sits at 7-4 and only one spot above the Bulldogs in the conference. 

Here is everything fans need to know about the latest iteration of the Egg Bowl. 

 

When: Thursday, Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m. ET

Where: Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, Miss.

Television: ESPN

Live Stream: ESPN3

Betting Lines (via Vegas Insider)

  • Over/Under: 52
  • Spread: Mississippi -3

 

Rebels Injury Report (via USA Today)

Rebels Injury Report
Player Pos. Date Details Status Injury
Austin Douglas C 08/14/2013 has left the team Out personal
Evan Engram TE 10/21/2013 will miss the remainder of the season Out ankle
C.J. Johnson DE 10/17/2013 will miss the remainder of the season Out ankle
Christian Morgan TE 09/08/2013 will miss the remainder of the season Out knee
Aaron Morris G 08/31/2013 will miss the remainder of the season Out knee
Korvic Neat WR 08/22/2013 will miss the entire season Out knee
Charles Sawyer CB 11/24/2013 is questionable for Thursday's game against Mississippi State Questionable undisclosed
Carlos Thompson LB 11/24/2013 is questionable for Thursday's game against Mississippi State Questionable undisclosed
Kameron Wood DE 08/14/2013 has left the team Out personal

ESPN

 

Bulldogs Injury Report (via USA Today)

Bulldogs Injury Report
Player Pos. Date Details Status Injury
Dee Arrington S 11/12/2013 will miss the remainder of the season Out undisclosed
Ferlando Bohanna LB 11/12/2013 will miss the remainder of the season Out undisclosed
Torrey Dale DL 11/25/2013 is questionable for Saturday's game against Ole Miss Questionable undisclosed
Quay Evans DT 11/25/2013 is questionable for Saturday's game against Ole Miss Questionable disciplinary
Brandon Hill TE 11/25/2013 is questionable for Saturday's game against Ole Miss Questionable undisclosed
Jay Hughes S 09/05/2013 will miss the remainder of the season Out Achilles
Justin Malone G 09/08/2013 will miss the remainder of the season Out foot
LaDarius Perkins RB 11/25/2013 is questionable for Saturday's game against Ole Miss Questionable head
Dak Prescott QB 11/25/2013 is expected to miss Saturday's game against Ole Miss Out elbow
Deontae Skinner LB 11/25/2013 is questionable for Saturday's game against Ole Miss Questionable neck
Gus Walley TE 11/25/2013 is questionable for Saturday's game against Ole Miss Questionable undisclosed
Jordan Washington DL 11/25/2013 is questionable for Saturday's game against Ole Miss Questionable undisclosed

USA Today

 

Can Mississippi State Overcome Loss of Dak Prescott?

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It cannot be overstated how important sophomore quarterback Dak Prescott has been for the Bulldogs this year:

Dak Prescott 2013 Season
Games CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RUSH ATT YDS TD
9 128 219 58.4 1542 7 7 111 722 10

ESPN

Per Matthew Stevens of The Commercial Dispatch, Prescott will miss his third straight game thanks to injury:

That's horrible news, as backup Tyler Russell will also miss the game with an injury, per Bulldogs Sports Radio:

The swath of injuries means the task of beating the Rebels comes down to freshman Damian Williams, who has attempted just 27 passes this year. He has completed 14 of them for 186 yards and an interception.

The task is not made easier by the Rebels. Ole Miss ranks among the top 50 in the nation defensively, with just 24.9 points allowed per game on average. Mississippi State will sink or swim depending on Williams' performance.

 

Prediction

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This one favors Ole Miss for a few reasons.

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First, the wealth of injuries to the Bulldogs will simply be too much to overcome.

Second, the Rebels are simply a more talented team. The Bulldogs will struggle to find an answer for Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace, who has thrown for 2,908 yards and 17 touchdowns to six interceptions while completing 64.4 percent of his passes.

Ole Miss has played top teams such as Auburn and Texas A&M tough (two losses by a total of 11 points) and even defeated LSU. This game is a step down in competition, and the Rebels will win with ease.

 

Final Score: Rebels 27, Bulldogs 17

 

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