A strong finish lands the Rebels behind the Crimson Tide, who get fading Florida in the SEC championship game with a playoff berth within reach.
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Alabama's workhorse back ground down rival Auburn, while Alex Collins and Leonard Fournette also helped drive their teams to victory in Week 13.
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Hugh Freeze after Saturday's 38-27 win over Mississippi State: "If there's one negative, it's that we're a 4th-and-25 from going to Atlanta." Freeze is still hopeful his Ole Miss team can make a New Year's Six bowl for the second straight year.
With a win in the Egg Bowl over rival Mississippi State, Ole Miss has put itself in a position to earn a New Year's Six bowl.
Chad Kelly threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score to lead Ole Miss over Mississippi State 38-27 on Saturday night.
Mississippi St. sticking around vs. Ole Miss
Dak Prescott hits Malik Dear for a 13-yard TD, and the Bulldogs now trail the Rebels 38-20 with 9:38 left in the fourth quarter on ESPN.
Kelly pulls a Houdini on 3rd down
He wasn't able to get the first down, but somehow Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly evaded multiple sack attempts in the backfield before completing a short pass.
Dak Prescott goes to locker room
The MIssissippi State QB has been struggling all day and headed to the locker room after running out of bounds on this play.