Mississippi State sets multiple school records in blowout Egg Bowl win
Many records fell during Mississippi State’s 55-20 blowout win over rival Ole Miss during Saturday’s Egg Bowl.
Single-game records such as individual rushing yards, team rushing yards in an SEC win, and others were shattered in Oxford.
According to a release from the school, here’s the long list of new milestones:
- Individual Rushing Yards – Nick Fitzgerald (258), broke Anthony Dixon’s record of 252 vs. Kentucky, 2009
- Individual Yards Per Rush (min. 10 carries) – Nick Fitzgerald (18.4), broke Vick Ballard’s record of 16.6 vs. Memphis, 2011
- Team Rushing Yards in an SEC game – 457, broke old mark of 426 vs. Kentucky, 1991 … Also the fourth-most rushing yards by MSU in any game, most since 464 vs. Arkansas State in 1992
- Average Yards Per Rush – 9.7, broke old mark of 8.9 vs. Union on Oct. 25, 1941
- It was the first time in school history that MSU produced a 200-yard rusher (Nick Fitzgerald) and a 100-yard rusher in the same game (Aeris Williams).
- It was the largest margin of victory in an Egg Bowl for MSU since 33-0 on Nov. 8, 1919
- The 55 points were the most by any team in the Egg Bowl since MSU scored 65 on Nov. 6, 1915
- Nick Fitzgerald’s 18.4 yards per carry yesterday was the highest by any SEC player in a conference game in league history and second-most in any game (LSU RB Harvey Williams 19.6 vs. Rice, 1987; min. 10 carries)
With the win, Mississippi State finished the regular season 5-7 (3-5) as Ole Miss fell to 5-7 (2-6).