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Miss. St. loses Egg Bowl, QB Fitzgerald

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(TSX / STATS) -- STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Ole Miss took advantage of five Mississippi State turnovers and a game-ending injury to Bulldogs quarterback Nick Fitzgerald to post a 31-28 victory Thursday in the 114th matchup between the two teams.

No. 14 Mississippi State (8-4, 4-4 Southeastern Conference) outgained the Rebels 501-335, but the turnovers proved to be the difference.

Big plays paid off for Ole Miss with Jordan Ta'amu throwing for 247 yards, with 140 of those yards coming off of his two touchdown passes. A.J. Brown burned the Bulldogs for 167 yards and a touchdown on six catches, and Jordan Wilkins rushed for 110 yards and two scores on 14 carries.

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