Egg Bowl 2011 Score: Mississippi State Leads Ole Miss, To No One's Surprise

As the first quarter draws to a close on this year's edition of the Egg Bowl, it's Mississippi State that has staked itself to a lead -- an imposing enough one on the scoreboard, 14-0, but a more sizable 169-19 lead in total offense. The game is still a rivalry matchup, but the Bulldogs' lead against what is almost certainly the worst team in the SEC shouldn't really surprise anyone.

State's first score came on an 18-yard touchdown pass from Chris Relf to Vick Ballard; the other touchdown was a 36-yard run by LaDarius Perkins. Relf is 4-of-6 for 32 yards and a touchdown; the quarterback also has 51 yards on eight carries. Perkins' other run went for eight yards, giving him 44 overall, and Ballard has 42 yards on seven carries.

With a win, Mississippi State can still make it to a bowl game. As for Ole Miss -- well, many of their fans are probably just happy to put this season and head coach Houston Nutt behind them.

For more on the Bulldogs, check out Mississippi State blog For Whom The Cowbell Tolls. Rebels fans can head over to Ole Miss blog Red Cup Rebellion.

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