MSU quarterback undergoes surgery after Egg Bowl injury

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"We want him to be our head coach". "It is good to bring the Egg back home". "We wanted to take advantage of that early, and any time they played one high, we wanted to take advantage of that".

It was the second straight win in Starkville for Ole Miss, which finishes its season at 6-6. He was carted off the field in the first quarter with a right leg injury.

Fitzgerald completed just 1 of 5 passes for 12 yards and threw an interception in the game against Ole Miss.

"I was kind of nervous that (Ta'amu) overthrew me", Brown said.

Fitzgerald returned to the sideline to cheer on the Bulldogs after halftime.

Fitzgerald was replaced by Keytaon Thompson at QB. Ole Miss defeated MSU 31-28.

Because of a self-imposed bowl ban related to an ongoing NCAA case, the season is over for Ole Miss. "We've been on some better teams with better records, but they'll always remember this year and how they fought through adversity".

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The Bulldogs' defense buckled down and kept the game within reach. "All week I heard they were trying to keep me out of the game and all of this and that, but I didn't let it phase me". Wilkins followed with a 22-yard run for a 7-0 lead.

The Bulldogs had 501 yards of offense but committed five turnovers.

Ole Miss' season is over. He was hit low as he tried to lean forward for more yards.

However, Mississippi State would answer with three of its own after eight consecutive running plays allowed Jace Christmann to find his range. Thursday's result certainly didn't hurt his chances. He also had 968 rushing yards before the game.

Wide receiver D.K. Metcalf escapes a defender as he runs for a touchdown during the Egg Bowl on Thursday. That gave the Rebels a 17-6 lead.

Ole Miss had its third game with two scoring passing plays of 60 or more yards. "I just got a burst out of nowhere, and it just fell in my hands".

"As I said, I'm very, very happy here", Mullen told reporters, according to the Commercial Dispatch newspaper of Columbus, Miss. "I'm gonna enjoy this night and enjoy these players".

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