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Opponent preview: Ole Miss’ offense

The Rebels rank third in the nation in total offense.

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

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi State head football coach Mike Leach is set to coach in his first Egg Bowl on Saturday when the Bulldogs travel to Oxford, Mississippi, to face rival Ole Miss. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. CT.

The Bulldogs will be tasked at stopping an Ole Miss team that is thriving offensively under first-year coach Lane Kiffin.

Ole Miss ranks third in the Southeastern Conference in scoring offense, first in total offense, third in passing offense and first in rushing offense.

The Rebels, who score 41.0 points per game, have averaged 564.9 yards of total offense per game, which includes an average of 352.1 yards passing and 212.7 yards rushing.

Nationally, Ole Miss ranks 13th in scoring offense, third in total offense, seventh in passing offense and 25th in rushing offense.

Sophomore quarterback Matt Corral has completed 162 of 219 passes (74%) for 2,359 yards, 22 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He has also carried the ball 77 times for 301 yards rushing and three more scores.

Junior wide receiver Elijah Moore leads the Rebels with 74 catches for 1,054 yards receiving and eight TDs. Temple graduate transfer tight end Kenny Yeboah is No. 2 on the team in receiving with 25 catches for 509 yards and six scores.

Sophomore running back Jerrion Ealy leads the ground attack with 117 carries for 608 yards rushing and eight TDs. Sophomore running back Snoop Conner is second with 78 rushes for 333 yards and six TDs.

The game will be televised by SEC Network.