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No. 18 Ole Miss beats No. 4 Mississippi St 31-17

Jaylen Walton ran for a 91-yard touchdown and running back Jordan Wilkins threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to lead No. 18 Mississippi over No. 4 Mississippi State 31-17 on Saturday.

Bo Wallace threw for 296 yards despite completing just 13 of 30 passes.

Ole Miss (9-3, 5-3 Southeastern Conference) led 7-3 at halftime before its offense got going in the second half. It's the 10th time in 11 seasons the home team has won the Egg Bowl.

Wilkins' touchdown pass to Cody Core - with 9:14 remaining in the game - came on the second throw of his career after a pitch from Wallace, pushing the Rebels ahead by two touchdowns.

The loss by Mississippi State (10-2, 6-2, No. 4 CFP) means Alabama clinched the SEC Western Division. Dak Prescott threw for 282 yards and a touchdown.

It's the first time both teams came into the Egg Bowl ranked since 1999.

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