Rebels will attempt to end four-game skid on Thanksgiving

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The No. 18 Mississippi State Bulldogs face the Ole Miss Rebels on Thanksgiving night. The game will kick off at 7:30 pm EST on ESPN from Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi in the Egg Bowl.

The Bulldogs are 7-4 this season. However, they are just 1-3 on the road.

The Rebels are 5-6 on the season. They are 3-3 at home.

Ole Miss Rebels quarterback Jordan Ta'amu gets sacked against the Auburn Tigers by Javaris Davis
Jordan Ta’amu gets sacked against the Auburn Tigers by Javaris Davis (Getty Images)

According to, Ole Miss has a 52% chance to win this game, according to their public poll. Their expert poll; however, gives Mississippi State a 53% chance to win the game.

The Rebels won last year’s meeting. They won 31-28 over the Bulldogs on November 23rd, 2017.

Mississippi State has not won in the series since November 26th, 2016. They won 55-20 over the Rebels.

In the past 10 meetings, each team has won five times.

The Bulldogs blew out the Arkansas Razorbacks in their last game. They won 52-6.

They have not lost since November 10th against the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide. They lost 24-0.

The Rebels have lost four straight games. These losses were against the Vanderbilt Commodores, Texas A&M Aggies, South Carolina Gamecocks, and the Auburn Tigers.

Ole Miss has not won since October 13th when they defeated the Razorbacks. They won 37-33 in that contest.

Rebels quarterback Jordan Ta’amu has gone 258 of 401 for 3,831 passing yards. He also has 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Scottie Phillips leads all the running backs with 149 carries for 927 yards and 12 touchdowns. A.J. Brown has 81 receptions for 1,259 receiving yards and six touchdowns.

Bulldogs quarterback Nick Fitzgerald has gone 120 of 231 for 1,504 passing yards. He also has 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Fitzgerald also leads all the running backs with 183 carries for 901 yards and 10 touchdowns. Osirus Mitchell leads the receivers with 24 receptions for 385 yards and four touchdowns.

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