Relf, Dixon lead Miss. St. pass Ole Miss 41-27

By Jeff Shepard – bio | email

STARKVILLE, MS (AP) - Little-used backup quarterback Chris Relf accounted for three touchdowns, Anthony Dixon set the Mississippi State single-season rushing record and the Bulldogs upset No. 20 Mississippi 41-27 in the Egg Bowl on Saturday.

Ole Miss (8-4, 4-4 SEC) couldn't stop the one-two combination of Relf and Anthony Dixon, who finished with 133 yards and a touchdown. Dixon has 1,390 yards in 11 games, breaking James Johnson's school record by seven yards.

The defense also came up with several big plays, including a 64-yard interception return for a touchdown by Corey Broomfield that sealed the victory.

Charles Mitchell added two interceptions for the Bulldogs (5-7, 3-5), who won't go to a bowl this season but got the pleasure of possibly knocking the Rebels (8-4, 4-4) out of second place in the SEC's Western Division and a plum bowl assignment if LSU beats Arkansas later Saturday.

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