Bulldogs Defeat Rebels In Overtime Thriller, 17-10
Miss. - In below freezing temperatures and in front of a raucous home
crowd, Mississippi State powered its way to an overtime victory against
arch rival Ole Miss Thursday night, winning the 110th edition of the
Egg Bowl 17-10 at Davis Wade Stadium to close out the 2013 regular
It was Dan Mullen's fourth victory in the Battle for the
Golden Egg in his five years at MSU and his Bulldogs are now
bowl-eligible for the fourth-straight year under his guidance.
the second-straight week, it was MSU's defense being a key in securing
an overtime victory for State, stripping the ball away from Ole Miss
quarterback Bo Wallace and recovering it in the end zone to end the
Sophomore quarterback Dak Prescott didn't make an
appearance until the fourth quarter, but his late-game drive led to the
tying field goal at 10-10 and then he took the ball into the end zone
himself in overtime to score the winning points, before the drive on
which the Rebels' Wallace fumbled. Prescott, who was not expected to
play the game at all, relieved freshman Damian Williams, who put up a
very solid effort in his first start under center ever for MSU.
Williams played three-and-half quarters before Prescott entered the
Sophomore cornerback Taveze Calhoun played the best game
of his young career, racking up a team-high 11 tackles, including nine
solo. Nickoe Whitley, Justin Cox and Richie Brown all had interceptions
of Wallace, who the MSU defense kept in pretty solid check all night
long. Brown and Chris Jones also notched sacks in the contest.
to the winning TD in overtime, State got a touchdown in the second
quarter on a 1-yard Josh Robinson run and the tying field goal from
Evan Sobiesk with just 2:21 left in regulation. The Bulldogs will wait to hear their postseason future when bowl selections are announced in early December.