A win on Saturday for Mississippi State would give the Bulldogs just their second 3-peat of the Egg Bowl since the 1940s, while Ole Miss is hoping to avenge not just the loss last year - but the manner in which they lost.
Biloxi alum Tim Jones finished with 65 yards receiving and hauled in a touchdown, but of the Golden Eagles’ five trips inside the red zone, only one resulted in a touchdown, with another ending in a failed fake field goal attempt.
Entering last season, Drew Brees had missed a grand total of one game due to injury in his 13-year career with New Orleans. Two hundred twenty times out of a possible 221, with the exception of resting for the postseason, number 9 was under center for the Saints when the game began.
Abby Bosarge is a superstar. The Pass High senior was voted captain of the soccer team, and is the youngest member of the Gulf Coast Monarchy football team. Both high accomplishments - and both thanks to her tremendous work ethic, and fierce passion.
Quarterback Matt Corral became the first Ole Miss QB to throw for over 500 yards in a single game, while wide receiver Elijah Moore became the fourth Ole Miss receiver to surpass 1,000 yards on a season.
A lot of numbers stood out in New Orleans' win last week over Tampa Bay. The Saints held the Buccaneers to just five rushing attempts, completed passes to 12 different receivers, and are now number one in the NFC South.
The Bulldogs had 200 total yards on the day and converted just two third downs on fifteen attempts, while the Tide rolled for nearly 500 yards of total offense and turned it over just once on what was another efficient day all-around.
Few programs, if any, across the country have been through anything quite like what Southern Miss has been through this season. Three head coaches, two short-notice postponements, and just one win up to the game against Rice.
Mississippi State star running back has only played in three games in 2020, running for 58 yards on 15 carries while catching 23 passes for over 230 yards. This coming after leading the SEC in rushing in 2019.
The forfeit now gives Stone a 4-3 overall record, with a 3-1 record in Region 7-4A. The Tomcats will look to secure the second seed in the playoffs with a win over Forrest County AHS on the road next week.
In 12 seasons as a NBA head coach, Van Gundy has worked with the Miami Heat, Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons with a 57 percent winning percentage in the regular season and 48-43 record in the playoffs.
The Golden Eagles coach plans to take a PCR test on Wednesday to confirm his status and will monitor team activities from home. His status remains unclear for this weekend’s non-conference game at Liberty.
Beginning Sunday, Saints season ticket holders will have access to 3,000 tickets for the Saints-Panthers contest. An increase in crowd size will only be possible if current trends in terms of COVID-19 numbers "remain stable".