Egg Bowl Predictions: Who wins? Our 14 Experts Take a Look at the Rebels vs. Bulldogs
Tonight’s Egg Bowl kicks off with a 6:30 p.m. (CT) start in Starkville. No. 9 Ole Miss (9-2, 5-2 SEC) enters the contest searching for its first ten-win season under Lane Kiffin. A Rebels’ win would be only the third ten-win season in the last fifty years — and the first ten-win regular season in program history.
On the other side, we have Mississippi State. The Bulldogs (7-4, 4-3 SEC) have won four of their last five games. Bulldog quarterback Will Rogers is quietly having a fantastic month of November, and he and his team are looking to take over Ole Miss for second place in the SEC West.
Let’s be honest, there are a million different things we could talk about with this game. We have plenty of coverage on that. Let’s get you caught up on our media panel standings.
Caleb Salers (Groveside Chats): 8-0
CFB Home: 7-1
TJ Oxley (The Rebel Walk): 7-1
Tyler Komis (Inside the Rebels): 6-2
Evie Van Pelt (The Rebel Walk): 6-2
Ruby Draayer (Red Cup Rebellion): 5-3
Since this is the Egg Bowl and it’s just bigger, I decided to go with a bigger crowd of prognosticators. It’s the Egg Bowl. It’s gonna be weird. Embrace it. Here are plenty of predictions from folks all around the SEC and national sports media.
Guest Picker: Ben Mintz (Barstool Sports) 34-27 Ole Miss
Guest Picker: Mitch Davis (The Mitch Davis Show): 35 -28 Ole Miss
Guest Picker: Grayson Weir (Red Cup Rebellion/Bro Bible): “Rebs by 90….” or 33-27 Mississippi State
Guest Picker: Jake Evans (Producer at On3.com): 31-21 Ole Miss
Guest Picker: Greg Murphy (The Rebel Walk) 33-21 Ole Miss
Guest Picker: Nick Filipich (The Rebel Walk): 31-28 Ole Miss
“This season the Ole Miss offense is best when they are running the ball effectively. Leading rusher Jerrion Ealy has been playing exceptionally well over the last three games, averaging 7.5 yards per carry. When Ole Miss is running the ball well it helps open up the play action pass that Lane Kiffin and Jeff Lebby like to run.
“While Matt Corral might not be fully healthy he still has the ability to pose some threat on the ground that will keep Mississippi State honest and not allow them to sell out on just either the pass or the run. It is not to go without mentioning Snoop Conner, who leads the team with 11 rushing touchdowns, and Henry Parrish Jr. in the running game. Another thing that could prove to be a difference maker is having Corral’s top three receivers (Drummond, Sanders and Mingo) able to play. The Rebs ability to run the ball and open up the pass game will be the reason they win.“
Nick Filipich, The Rebel Walk
MSU Beat Guest Picker: Andy Kostka (Clarion Ledger): 31-28 Mississippi State
MSU Beat Guest Picker: Elizabeth Keen (Cowbell Corner) 28-23 Mississippi State
“After a tough loss to the Rebels last year, Mississippi State will be hungry for revenge. Will Rogers has shown much improvement as the season has gone on and poses a serious threat to a struggling Ole Miss defense. On the other hand, the Rebels have seemed to struggle a bit with mediocre wins against Texas A&M and Vanderbilt. Matt Corral and company can put up a fight against anybody, but ultimately the Dawgs win 28-23 in front of their home crowd and head into their bowl game 8-4.”
Elizabeth Keen, Cowbell Corner
TJ Oxley: Ole Miss 21, State 20
Tyler Komis: Ole Miss 28-24
Ruby Draayer: Ole Miss 31-29
Caleb Salers: Mississippi State 34-28
Evie Van Pelt: Ole Miss 35-21
CFB Home: Ole Miss 37-30
#9 Ole Miss 37
Mississippi State 30 pic.twitter.com/cOZGsLAI7Q
— CFB Home (@CFBHome) November 24, 2021
TJ Oxley is the Director of Basketball Content and Senior Basketball Writer for The Rebel Walk. He has over five years of experience providing in-depth analysis of college basketball through multiple platforms. A former MBA graduate of Ole Miss, TJ started with The Rebel Walk in 2019.