Over a month ago, this game looked as though it could be a top-three matchup in what would've the Egg Bowl of the century. While things aren't quite on that level anymore as we pass Thanksgiving and head towards December, there is still quite a bit on the line as Mississippi State and Ole Miss meet today in Oxford.
For State, a chance to cling tightly onto the final playoff spot relies solely on winning a final road test. For Ole Miss, today is all about spoiling things for their rivals while positioning themselves better for a bowl game. It's cliche' as hell, but you can always throw the records out the window when rivals square off against each other.
Today is a new day; will it be one that goes to the Dogs? We here at For Whom the Cowbell Tolls dang sure hope so.
How to watch, listen, and stream
Game Time: 2:30 P.M. CT
Location: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, Mississippi
UVerse: 12(SD) 1012(HD)
Comcast: 13(SD) 433(HD)
Announcers: Verne Lundquist - play-by-play, Gary Danielson - analyst, Allie LaForce - sideline
Live Online Stream: This is the fourth Mississippi State game on CBS this season, which is a record that will likely stand for some time. As the game is on CBS, there will be no WatchESPN link, however there will be one provided by CBS: [MSU vs. Ole Miss]
Replay: The first replay of the game will be on Sunday (11/30) at 7 pm CT on the SEC Network, with additional showings on Monday (12/1) at 11:30 a.m. on SEC Network and at 11 p.m. Tuesday (12/2) night on ESPNU.
Radio: As always, here are your radio options for today's game.
Rankings and records: Mississippi State is 10-1, 6-1 in the SEC and currently 4th in the College Football Playoff poll; Ole Miss is 8-3, 4-3 in the SEC and currently 19th in the College Football Playoff poll.
Odds: It's gameday, and currently the Bulldogs are 2.5 point favorites over the Rebels according to betting website Oddsshark.com. So far this season, MSU is 8-2 against the spread, covering games against Southern Miss, South Alabama, Texas A&M, Kentucky and Vanderbilt, beating the spread against LSU, Auburn and Alabama, and failing to cover against UAB and Arkansas.
MSU - Offense: 511.7 ypg (1st SEC) | Defense: 400.7 ypg (10th SEC)
Ole Miss - Offense: 435.2 ypg (7th SEC) | Defense: 309.9 ypg (3rd SEC)
Further gameday reading
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