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11-30-2009, 11:30

Can Ole Miss have the Confederate flag, Colonel Reb, and Dixie back now?

Banning them did not seem to be the key to success.

PS: A guy who was at the game said that he thought he heard the Ole Miss band play Dixie a time or two. Maybe it was the MSU band???

Bulldogs over rival Ole Miss

Starkville, MS (Sports Network) - Chris Relf threw two touchdown passes and added another score on the ground -- all coming in the second half -- to help Mississippi State upend 20th-ranked Ole Miss, 41-27, in the Egg Bowl.

Relf finished with 131 rushing yards, while Anthony Dixon had 133 yards and one touchdown on 29 carries for the Bulldogs (5-7, 3-5 SEC), who snapped a two-game losing streak and reclaimed the Golden Egg.

Dixon also broke the Mississippi State single-season rushing record, eclipsing the mark set by James Johnson in 1998. Dixon has 1,391 yards this season, eight more than Johnson.

"It was a great day, It is great for our program to send our seniors out like that," said Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen.

Jevan Snead completed 17-of-29 passes for 275 yards and three touchdowns, but was intercepted three times in the loss for the Rebels (8-4, 4-4), who had won three straight. Dexter McCluster rushed for 82 yards on 16 carries and had a 52-yard touchdown reception.

The Bulldogs' first drive of the third quarter resulted in a career-long 48- yard boot from Derek DePasquale that tied the score, 13-13.

After Ole Miss went three-and-out on its first series of the second half, Relf guided the Bulldogs on a 13-play, 70-yard drive that culminated in a two-yard grab by Marcus Green.

Snead was then picked off at the MSU 45 on the ensuing drive by Charles Mitchell, who returned the ball to the Ole Miss 34. The Bulldogs gained no yards after three plays and opted to go for it on fourth down. Relf completed a toss to Chad Bumphis beyond the first-down marker, but Bumphis could not be tackled as he scampered into the end zone, giving MSU a 27-13 lead with 38 seconds remaining.

Ole Miss immediately responded when Snead spotted a wide open Markeith Summers behind the secondary for a 48-yard TD on the first play of the fourth quarter.

A 10-yard dash by Relf made it 34-20 four minutes later. Following another interception by Mitchell, the Bulldogs drove to the one before Arnil Stallworth fumbled.

Corey Broomfield picked off Snead on the ensuing drive and rumbled 64 yards for the touchdown with 5:17 remaining. Ole Miss answered 21 seconds later when a screen pass turned into a 52-yard touchdown for the elusive McCluster.

The Bulldogs then ran out the remaining time.

"It is a sick feeling, It is not what we planned, but give Mississippi State credit," said Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt. "They did a good job. Did we do a good job of running the ball or not turning the ball over? I do not think so. You absolutely cannot turn the ball over, especially in a rivalry game like this. That was the quickest game I have been a part of in a long time. Mississippi State just did a great job of running the football."

I always thought their chant that ends in "Who the hell are we?" was a rhetorical question. Maybe they really DON'T know who they are. :tongueout: