Ole Miss hasn’t accomplished much of anything in the first half, but with a defense playing like the Land Sharks have in the first half, it won’t take much offense to win the Egg Bowl.
No. 19 Ole Miss leads No. 4 Mississippi State 7-3 at the half.
Bo Wallace led the Rebels to the Bulldogs’ 17 on their second drive of the game, but he was intercepted by Taveze Calhoun. No matter, the Rebels forced a three-and-out, and Wallace hit Evan Engram for a 46-yard completion on the next possession, taking the ball to the Mississippi State one-yard line. Wallace punched it in on the next play.
On the opposite side, Dak Prescott has completed 6-of-10 passes for 64 yards and rushed 14 times for 29 yards, and Josh Robinson has carried nine times for 32 yards. The Bulldogs have been out-gained, 190-128. A 45-yard Evan Sobiesk field goal 15 seconds into the second quarter accounts for their only scoring play to date.
Wallace has completed 8-of-19 passes for 145 yards with the aforementioned interception, while Jaylen Walton has rushed six times for 43 yards.
Ole Miss lost wide receiver Vince Sanders to an apparent knee injury, and is already playing without Laquon Treadwell, meaning the Rebels’ margin-for-error on offense, defense and special teams is now paper-thin.
Mississippi State will receive the ball to open the second half.