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Mississippi State vs Ole Miss: By the Numbers

Here’s a look at how both teams stack up ahead of the 2018 Egg Bowl.

NCAA Football: Mississippi State at Mississippi Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

Mississippi State (7-4, 3-4)

Scoring Offense: 28.5 points per game

Total Offense: 400.4 yards per game

Total Defense: 275.6 yards allowed per game (4th in the nation)

Scoring Defense: 12.8 points allowed per game (2nd in the nation)

Red Zone Defense: 6th in the nation

Third Down Defense Percentage: 8th in the nation

Bulldogs rush offense vs. Rebels rush defense

Bulldogs rush Offense: 218.9 yards per game (24th in the nation)

Rebels rush defense: 213.8 yards allowed

Pass Offense: 181.5 yards per game

Red Zone Offense: 27th in the nation

Third Down Conversions: 39th in the nation

Key Bulldogs to Watch

QB – Nick Fitzgerald: rushed for 901 yards and 10 rushing touchdowns (4th in the SEC); has thrown for 1,257 yards, 14 touchdowns, seven interceptions (last in the SEC)

RB – Kylin Hill: has rushed for 583 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 6.6 yards per carry

WR – Osirus Mitchell: has recorded 24 receptions, 385 yards and four touchdowns

S – Johnathan Abrams: has made 80 total tackles (9th in the SEC)

LB – Erroll Thompson: recorded 74 total tackles (15th in the SEC)

S – Mark McLaurin: tallied 60 total tackles (20th in the SEC)

DE – Montez Sweat: 9 total sacks (9th best in the nation, sixth in the SEC)

DL – Jeffery Simmons: 50 total tackles this season

Ole Miss (5-6, 1-6)

Scoring Offense: 36.7 points per game (23rd in the nation)

Total Offense: 539.7 yards per game (5th in the nation)

Total Defense: 489.2 yards per allowed

Scoring Defense: 36.3 points per game

Red Zone Defense: 41st in the nation

Third Down Defense: 79th in the nation

Rebels pass offense vs. Bulldogs pass defense

Rebels Pass Offense: 364.1 yards per game

Bulldogs pass defense: 165.3 yards allowed

Rebels rush offense vs. Bulldogs rush defense

Rebels rush offense: 175.6 yards per game

Bulldogs rush defense: 110.4 yards allowed

Key Rebels to Watch

QB – Jordan Ta’amu: has thrown for 3,831 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions (first in the SEC in passing yards and second in the nation)

RB – Scottie Phillips: has rushed for 927 yards on 127 carries for 12 touchdowns (fourth best in the SEC) and two receiving touchdowns

WR – A.J. Brown: has caught 81 passes for 1,259 yards and six touchdowns (leads the Rebels in receiving yards and first in the SEC)

WR – DaMarkus Lodge: has caught 62 passes for 823 yards and four touchdowns (second on the team in receiving yards and third in the SEC)

WR – D.K. Metcalf: has caught 26 passes for 569 yards and five touchdowns (third in receiving yards for the Rebels and 15th in the SEC)

LB – Mohamed Sanogo: recorded 104 tackles, third best in the SEC

DB – Zedrick Woods: recorded 70 tackles, one sack, two interceptions and two forced fumbles