It’s Egg Bowl week, and the stakes are high for the annual matchup between Ole Miss and Mississippi State. The teams meet Saturday at 6:15 p.m. in Starkville, with the game being broadcast by ESPN2. Both teams are coming off important wins and have identical 8-3 records. The winner likely gets a better bowl berth, and the Rebels could actually win the SEC West with a win plus an Alabama loss to Auburn in the Iron Bowl. Ole Miss reporter Parrish Alford and MSU reporter Logan Lowery take a look back at last weekend’s big wins and break down the Egg Bowl matchup. Also, TV analyst and former Auburn player Cole Cubelic joins Parrish to talk about Auburn’s chances of beating Alabama.
After a heartbreaking overtime loss to Arkansas, a bye week might have done Ole Miss some good. The Rebels are back in action Saturday against struggling LSU, which is also coming off a loss to Arkansas. As for Mississippi State, it gets next shot at the red-hot Hogs this week, making a rare appearance in Fayetteville. Parrish Alford and Logan Lowery break it all down on today’s episode. Plus, Parrish has an interview with LSU beat reporter Randy Rosetta (21:48).
This week, Parrish Alford and Logan Lowery talk about the Arkansas-Ole Miss game that the Rebels lost in overtime, and they look ahead to Mississippi State’s big home game against No. 2 Alabama this weekend. Also, Parrish has some audio from Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze during this bye week for his team. And how about some basketball talk?
Mississippi State is at Missouri tonight, and Ole Miss hosts Arkansas on Saturday. Parrish and Logan talk a lot about Missouri’s struggling offense but its good defense and how that could give MSU problems tonight. Parrish talks about Laquon Treadwell’s four-straight 100-yard receiving games and about how much Ole Miss has improved since Memphis. Parrish also interviews Tom Murphy (22:11), who covers Arkansas for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper.
Parrish speaks with Jay Tate, publisher of the Auburn site on the Rivals network, about this week’s game between Ole Miss and Auburn. Mississippi State and Logan are off this week.
The big news today is that of Mississippi State baseball associate head coach Butch Thompson being named head coach at Auburn. Logan and Parrish discuss that, as well as the ACL injury to MSU football cornerback Will Redmond and the Ole Miss injury list. They also talk about this week’s match-ups — MSU vs. Kentucky and Ole Miss vs. Texas A&M — as well as the Tee Shepard saga at Ole Miss.
Parrish and Logan discuss the healing powers of the Sun Belt Conference after big wins by Ole Miss and Mississippi State last week. They also talk about the return of Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil and the challenge he will face from Texas A&M defensive end Gabe Myles in his first game back next week. But first, Ole Miss plays at Memphis and Mississippi State hosts Louisiana Tech on Saturday.
Parrish and Logan talk about the difficulties Ole Miss and Mississippi State had last week in blocking their opponents and keeping pressure off the quarterbacks. Logan talked about State’s poor run game, and Parrish discussed Tee Shepard’s absence and what it means in the secondary for Ole Miss. They also noted the abundance of injuries at both schools.
Mississippi State and Ole Miss each face big road tests this week. The Bulldogs travel to Texas A&M, while the Rebels are at Florida. Parrish and Logan detail the keys to victory.
After last week’s big win in Tuscaloosa, Ole Miss will seek to build on its success in hopes of having a special season. Up next is a home date with Vanderbilt. Mississippi State returns to SEC play with a trip to Auburn. Parrish and Logan break down the contests.