Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Mississippi Rebels Pick & Prediction NOVEMBER 24th 2022

Stadium: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Oxford
Logo Mississippi State Bulldogs
VS
Logo Mississippi Rebels
63.5
OPENER
-4

63.5o -108
CURRENT
-2.5 -106

+110
MONEYLINE
-130

24
SCORE
22

It’s rivalry week in college football and there are a ton of big games on the schedule throughout the week. The Ole Miss Rebels host the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Thursday for what is always a huge match-up.

Mississippi State comes into this game with an overall record 7-4 and they have dropped out of the top 25. The Bulldogs did pick up a win in their most recent game, but they had to step out of conference play to get it done.

Ole Miss comes into this game with a record of 8-3 and they are still in the top 25. The Rebels have lost two straight games, but they have been against some great opponents.

Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss Odds

TV: ESPN

MONEY LINE: Mississippi State (+126) vs. Ole Miss (-152)

SPREAD: Mississippi State +3 (-107) vs. Ole Miss -3 (-113)

GAME TOTAL: Over 59.5 (-110) vs. Under 59.5 (-110)

Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss Preview, Stats and Trends

The Mississippi State Bulldogs come into this game scoring nearly 34 points per game and they do most of the damage through the air. Mississippi State is averaging over 321 yards per game and they are going to take plenty of deep shots in this one.

Quarterback Will Rogers has thrown 32 touchdown passes to just five interceptions and he is going to be a big key in this game. The Bulldogs do need to find a way to have more balance on offense, but it starts with the quarterback.

Mississippi State had a good performance on defense in their most recent game, but that hasn’t always been the case.

Ole Miss is averaging over 500 yards of total offense per game and they are much more balanced than the Bulldogs. Quarterback Jaxson Dart has been a star for the Rebels, throwing 16 touchdowns to just eight interceptions.

This team has to find a way to be better defensively, as they are giving up big plays over the last month. Ole Miss has given up at least 34 points in five straight games and that just puts too much pressure on the defense.

This will be a game in which they want to take their shots on offense, but they don’t want it to be a track meet.

Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss Predictions

Ole Miss is the better overall team in this match-up and they also have the advantage of playing this game at home. The Rebels come into this game on a losing streak, but that offense is going to take control of this one.

Mississippi State is going to struggle to get stops and they just won’t be able to take control of this one on offense. Back the Rebels on Thursday night, as they are able to come away with a big win in the rivalry match-up.

Final Score: Ole Miss 38 - Mississippi State 27

EXTRA POINTS

1. Both Ole Miss and Mississippi State are 2-3 in their last five games.

2. Ole Miss picked up a 31-21 road win a season ago over Mississippi State.

3. The Rebels lead the all-time series by a count of 55-29-4.

Best Bet: Ole Miss Rebels -3 (-113)

PREDICTION
Mississippi State Bulldogs
30
33
Mississippi Rebels

Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Mississippi Rebels Recap NOV 24TH 2022

Will Rogers threw two touchdown passes and the Mississippi State defense shut down No. 20 Ole Miss' running game in a 24-22 victory in the Battle for the Golden Egg on Thursday night in Oxford, Miss.

The Bulldogs (8-4, 4-4 Southeastern Conference) held the Rebels' running back tandem of Quinshon Judkins and Zach Evans, who came in averaging a combined 208 rushing yards, to 87 yards and ended a two-game losing streak in the long-time rivalry.

Ole Miss (8-4, 4-4) led 16-14 at halftime. After a scoreless third quarter, Massimo Biscardi kicked a 34-yard field goal to give Mississippi State a 17-16 lead with 13:46 left in the game.

On a third-and-7 play, Rogers threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Rara Thomas to extend the lead to 24-16 with 7:58 left.

After a Rebels fumble, the Bulldogs had a chance to score again, but Rogers lost a fumble at the Ole Miss 1-yard line.

The Rebels drove 99 yards and Jaxson Dart threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Dayton Wade with 1:25 left, but a potential tying two-point conversion pass failed. Mississippi State recovered the ensuing onside kick to hold on.

On the first possession of the game, Ole Miss needed just three plays to drive to a first down at the Mississippi State 15. However, the Rebels stalled and Jonathan Cruz kicked a 32-yard field goal.

The Bulldogs responded quickly, driving 61 yards on the ensuing possession, which ended with Jo'quavious Marks running 1 yard for a touchdown and a 7-3 lead.

Ole Miss drove to a first down at the Mississippi State 18 on its third possession and stalled again. Cruz's 33-yard field goal trimmed the lead to 7-6 at the end of the first quarter.

Cruz added a 49-yard field goal to give the Rebels a 9-7 lead early in the second quarter.

The Rebels drove to the Mississippi State 1, and on fourth-and-goal Dart threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to JJ Pegues for a 16-7 lead.

Rogers tossed a 19-yard touchdown pass to Lideatrick Griffin with eight seconds left, cutting Ole Miss' lead to 16-14 at halftime.

--Field Level Media