STARKVILLE, Miss. — With Mississippi State's offense struggling and time slipping away in the Egg Bowl, coach Dan Mullen turned to Dak Prescott and asked him to win the game.

STARKVILLE, Miss. — With Mississippi State's offense struggling and time slipping away in the Egg Bowl, coach Dan Mullen turned to Dak Prescott and asked him to win the game.

Bum shoulder and all, the sophomore quarterback did just that, running for a 3-yard touchdown in overtime to lead the Bulldogs past rival Mississippi 17-10 on a chilly Thursday night at Davis Wade Stadium.

Prescott didn't enter the game until the fourth quarter because of a nerve injury to his non-throwing arm that caused him to miss the past two games. But the sophomore led the Bulldogs (6-6, 3-5 Southeastern Conference) to their tying drive in the fourth quarter and the game-winner in overtime.

"The second I put him on the field I felt like we were going to win the game," Mullen said.

Prescott completed 11 of 20 passes for 115 yards in a performance that will long be remembered in Egg Bowl lore. His game-winning touchdown came on a gutsy call by Mullen, who opted to go for it on 4th-and-1 at the 3 instead of kicking a short field goal.

"He said 'Give me the ball and I'll get the job done,'" Mullen said. "That was an easy decision."

It was an emotional win for the Bulldogs and especially Prescott, whose mother died earlier this month after a yearlong battle with cancer.

"This season has had plenty of downs, plenty of ups," Prescott said. "It's good to know that my teammates have been there through it all and helped me get through it."

Ole Miss had a chance to tie the game in overtime, but the drive ended when quarterback Bo Wallace fumbled and Mississippi State's Jamerson Love recovered the ball in the end zone.

Mississippi State freshman Damian Williams, the third-string quarterback, made his first career start because of injuries to Prescott and Tyler Russell. He completed 8 of 18 passes for 82 yards and one interception.

The Bulldogs are now bowl eligible for a fourth straight season, the longest streak in school history. Mississippi State has won four of the last five Egg Bowls and five in a row at Davis Wade Stadium.

Mississippi State's Evan Sobiesk missed a 38-yard field goal wide right at the end of regulation that would have won the game.

Both teams struggled to move the ball in the chilly conditions — especially through the air. The temperature hovered in the low 30s throughout the night, which is downright frigid by Magnolia State standards.

Ole Miss (7-5, 3-5) didn't have an offensive touchdown, scoring only on a field goal and blocked punt in the end zone. The Rebels ended the regular season on a two-game losing streak.

"Last year we got embarrassed up there," Mississippi State cornerback Taveze Calhoun said. "We had to go out and play like there's no tomorrow. Left it all on the field."