2022 Allstate Sugar Bowl
88th Sugar Bowl
1234 Total
Baylor 07014 21
Ole Miss 0070 7
DateJanuary 1, 2022
StadiumCaesars Superdome
LocationNew Orleans, Louisiana
MVPTerrel Bernard (LB, Baylor)
FavoriteOle Miss by 1[1]
RefereeRon Snodgrass (Big Ten) [2]
United States TV coverage
ESPN Radio
AnnouncersESPN: Joe Tessitore (play-by-play), Greg McElroy (analyst), and Katie George (sideline)
ESPN Radio: Sean Kelley (play-by-play), Barrett Jones (analyst), and Ian Fitzsimmons (sideline)
Nielsen ratings9.8 million viewers
Sugar Bowl
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The 2022 Sugar Bowl was a college football bowl game played on January 1, 2022, with kickoff at 8:45 p.m. EST (7:45 p.m. local CST) and televised on ESPN.[4] It was the 88th edition of the Sugar Bowl, and was one of the 2021–22 bowl games concluding the 2021 FBS football season. Sponsored by insurance company Allstate, the game was officially known as the Allstate Sugar Bowl.


Consistent with conference tie-ins, the game was played between teams from the Big 12 Conference and the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

This was the second meeting between Baylor and Ole Miss; the Bears defeated the Rebels, 20–10, in Waco on September 6, 1975, these teams' only prior meeting.[5]

Baylor Bears

Main article: 2021 Baylor Bears football team

Baylor completed their regular season with a 10–2 overall record, 7–2 in Big 12 games. Their losses came to Oklahoma State and TCU. The Bears defeated three ranked teams during the regular season: Iowa State, BYU, and Oklahoma. Baylor then faced Oklahoma State again, in the 2021 Big 12 Championship Game. While Oklahoma State had won their first meeting, 24–14, the Bears won the title contest, 21–16. Baylor entered the Sugar Bowl with an overall 11–2 record, ranked sixth in the AP Poll and seventh in the College Football Playoff (CFP) rankings.

Ole Miss Rebels

Main article: 2021 Ole Miss Rebels football team

Ole Miss completed their regular season with a 10–2 overall record, 6–2 in SEC games. The Rebels lost to Alabama and Auburn, and defeated two ranked teams in FBS, Arkansas and Texas A&M. Ole Miss entered the Sugar Bowl ranked eighth in all major polls.

Quarterback Matt Corral was injured early in the first quarter and did not return to the game.[6]

Game summary

2022 Allstate Sugar Bowl
Period 1 2 34Total
No. 7 Baylor 0 7 01421
No. 8 Ole Miss 0 0 707

at Caesars SuperdomeNew Orleans, Louisiana

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Baylor Ole Miss
2 10:16 Baylor Interception returned 96 yards for touchdown by Al Walcott, Isaiah Hankins kick good 7 0
3 9:13 6 72 1:48 Ole Miss Braylon Sanders 37-yard touchdown reception from Luke Altmyer, Cale Nation kick good 7 7
4 11:14 5 80 1:55 Baylor Monaray Baldwin 48-yard touchdown run, Isaiah Hankins kick good 14 7
4 7:24 5 15 2:34 Baylor Tyquan Thornton 2-yard touchdown reception from Gerry Bohanon, Isaiah Hankins kick good 21 7
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 21 7


Statistics BAY MISS
First downs 12 20
Plays–yards 58–319 88–322
Rushes–yards 41–279 54–138
Passing yards 40 184
Passing: comp–att–int 7–17–1 17–34–3
Time of possession 28:24 31:36
Team Category Player Statistics
Baylor Passing Gerry Bohanon 7/17, 40 yards, TD, INT
Rushing Abram Smith 25 carries, 172 yards
Receiving Drew Estrada 2 receptions, 14 yards
Ole Miss Passing Luke Altmyer 15/28, 174 yards, TD, 2 INT
Rushing Jerrion Ealy 12 carries, 65 yards
Receiving Dontario Drummond 9 receptions, 104 yards


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  2. ^ "2021-22 bowl officiating assignments". footballzebras.com. December 6, 2021. Retrieved December 8, 2021.
  3. ^ "All State Sugar Bowl". statbroadcast.com. January 1, 2022. Retrieved January 1, 2022.
  4. ^ "2021 College Football Bowl Schedule". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved June 23, 2021.
  5. ^ "Winsipedia - Baylor vs. Ole Miss". Winsipedia.com. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved December 5, 2021.
  6. ^ "Ole Miss QB Matt Corral injured in Sugar Bowl". AP News. January 1, 2022. Retrieved August 25, 2022.