The Mississippi receiver was astonished when the ball stuck right in his hands and he ran for a crucial touchdown.
WATCH: The Golden Egg is going to Oxford. Wilkins became the first Ole Miss 1,000-yard rusher since Dexter McCluster in 2009 during this game.
"As I said, I'm very, very happy here", Mullen told reporters, according to the Commercial Dispatch newspaper of Columbus, Miss. "The love that he has for us ... we've been through so much as a team", Brown said.
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Jordan Wilkins runs for a touchdown during the Egg Bowl on Thursday. "There's no better feeling than to finish it off like this".
Point Man: Brown made six catches for 167 yards and one touchdown.
Because of a self-imposed bowl ban related to an ongoing NCAA case, the season is over for Ole Miss.
Mississippi State finished the regular season with an 8-4 record overall (4-4 in the SEC) after Thursday's loss against Mississippi.More news: Someone Threw a Shoe at a Baby During Black Friday Shopping Craziness
Ole Miss (6-6, 3-5 Southeastern Conference) sent its seniors out with a 3-1 record in the Egg Bowl. "Our guys gave relentless effort for 60 minutes".
The junior had his leg bent backward on a running play. Mullen said after the game his quarterback has a dislocated ankle and he is waiting to learn more.
Ole Miss: Ole Miss has an eventful offseason ahead of it - the program is still awaiting word on its full punishment from the NCAA in its rules infractions case against the school.
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With great field position at the Ole Miss 42, Thompson dropped back for the Bulldogs and floundered a pass in the direction of C.J. Moore.
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