November 27, 2010

Back-to-back Egg Bowls for Bulldogs

OXFORD, Miss., - Mississippi State's buses departed Vaught-Hemingway Stadium following Saturday night's Egg Bowl and the Golden Egg Trophy rode as a first class passenger.

The 25th-ranked Bulldogs were able to fend off instate rival Ole Miss for the second straight year with a 31-23 victory.

"We are really going to celebrate and enjoy this win," said MSU head coach Dan Mullen. "We are bringing this trophy right back where it belongs. It's got a nice trophy case right in our Templeton Building and we are going to put it in there right where it belongs for another whole year. It's great to win this game."

MSU (8-4, 4-4) racked up 498 yards in the contest with a balanced attack of 288 yards through the air and another 210 yards on the ground against the Rebels.

Chris Relf had a career night completing 13-of-20 passing for 288 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. He also added 66 yards on the ground on 12 carries.

"I thought Chris played well," Mullen said. "He came out and did a nice job of setting his feet and throwing the ball. He did a nice job of managing the game. We made some silly mistakes but I thought he did a good job."

LaDarius Perkins accumulated 319 all-purpose yards on the night and two touchdowns. The redshirt freshman chewed up 98 yards on 13 carries and also hauled in three passes for 140 yards and two scores.



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