Ole Miss beats Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) – Chad Kelly threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score to lead No. 19 Mississippi over No. 23 Mississippi State 38-27 on Saturday night.

Ole Miss (9-3, 6-2 Southeastern Conference, No. 18 CFP) jumped out to a 28-3 halftime lead and was never in serious trouble during the second half. Kelly threw two touchdown passes – both to Damore’ea Stringfellow – and ran for another while Tony Bridges returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown.

It’s just the second time the road team has won the Egg Bowl in 12 years.

Mississippi State (8-4, 4-4, No. 21) struggled in quarterback Dak Prescott’s final home game at Davis Wade Stadium.

Prescott completed 31 of 42 passes for 254 yards and two touchdowns, but was sacked seven times and rarely looked comfortable in the pocket.

Ole Miss finished its second straight nine-win regular season.

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