There wasn’t much drama on the field during regulation of the 2018 edition of the Egg Bowl, Mississippi State controlled this one from beginning to end, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t drama from Oxford this Thanksgiving.

After all, you can’t have an Egg Bowl without some drama, that’s always going to be the case when Mississippi State and Ole Miss meet on the gridiron.

Before diving into the Egg Brawl, it must be noted Mississippi State took care of business and destroyed in-state rival Ole Miss. The Bulldogs jumped out early to a two-touchdown lead early and never looked back in this one, winning by a 35-3 margin in Oxford.

Mississippi State was led by a huge advantage on the ground, rushing for 309 yards and allowing only 37 rushing yards in the game. In addition to the edge on the ground, the Rebels also turned it over three times and Jordan Ta’amu left the game early due to injury. Basically, everything went against Ole Miss in this one.

Matt Corral came in of relief of Ta’amu and showed not only promise but some passion on the field. If nothing else, Ole Miss fans should feel some confidence in the fact they appear to have a quarterback to build around moving forward. Corral finished the game completing five of eight passes for 65 yards and one interception.

However, sometimes, having too much passion can be a negative for a signal caller.

We may have seen some of that from Corral as he was directly involved in a near-brawl that resulted in benches being cleared, multiple ejections and unsportsmanlike conduct penalties being called on every player on both teams. Mississippi State defenders Jamal Peters and Willie Gay were the players that were ejected.

Here are some videos of the fight if you missed it:

On the other sideline, this had to be a great tale of redemption for Nick Fitzgerald as the Mississippi State QB completed nine of 16 passes for 92 yards and one score and added 117 rushing yards and two touchdowns against Ole Miss. Last season, of course, Fitzgerald suffered a major injury against Ole Miss, which took nearly the entire offseason to rehab.

Kylin Hill made his return to the field and chipped in 108 yards on only 17 carries and one score.

With this win, Mississippi State finishes the regular season with an 8-4 record. Ole Miss finishes the season with a 5-7 record after suffering this loss.