Mississippi beats No. 25 Mississippi State 41-24

Mississippi beats No. 25 Mississippi State 41-24
November 24, 2012, 10:32 pm
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Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell (17) throws against Mississippi during the second quarter of their NCAA college football game in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Bo Wallace threw for 294 yards and five touchdowns, Donte Moncrief caught three TD passes and Mississippi pulled away in the second half to beat No. 25 Mississippi State 41-24 on Saturday night.

Ole Miss (6-6, 3-5 Southeastern Conference) won the Egg Bowl for the first time since 2008, breaking Mississippi State's three-game winning streak in the series. The Rebels also earned bowl eligibility for the first time since 2009.

Mississippi State (8-4, 4-4) made a field goal late in the second quarter to tie the game at 17-17 going into halftime. But the Rebels reeled off 24 straight points in the second half to push past the Bulldogs.

Moncrief caught seven passes for 173 yards and tied a school record with three receiving touchdowns. Jeff Scott added 111 rushing yards.

Chad Bumphis led Mississippi State with six catches for 146 yards and two touchdowns.