Strong Defensive Effort Lifts State To Egg Bowl Win

OXFORD — While the well-known saying that guard goes first for titles is very clear, Mississippi State appears to be strong.


protection also helps win prizes. The Bulldogs' defense was a key part in securing a 24-22 victory over Ole Miss.

and help bring the Brilliant Egg award back to its platform early Friday morning at the Seal Soccer Complex.

“I thought it was a great effort by our guard, a great effort by our defense,” head coach Mike Filter said.

“Defensively, we had a lot of keys and stops that I thought were big.

The Bulldogs held Ole Miss to just 4 of 17 on third down conversions and turned the Renegades over

on fourth and second down from the MSU 6-yard line, trailing 16-14 late in the second of the final quarter.

Jack Arnett's defense held Ole Miss to a season-low 78 yards. "We struggled a lot this week to stop the run,"

Linebacker Nathaniel Watson said. "We generally have pillows in practice. They took us physically.

We realized they had a real running game and we stuck with that.” Arnett added that the Bulldogs were prepared up front.


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