ESPN has announced that the Egg Bowl game between Ole Miss and Mississippi State this fall will be moving back to Thanksgiving night for the first time since 2003. From 1998 through ’03, the rivalry game was a regular part of ESPN’s Turkey Day schedule.
This year’s game will be played at 7:30pm ET on November 28th. It’s the 110th meeting between the two squads.
MSU athletic director Scott Stricklin said: “This is a tremendous opportunity for our state’s largest football game to be played on the largest stage of a crowded football weekend. Some of the most memorable games in Egg Bowl history have come on Thanksgiving night, and hopefully more great memories can be made for Bulldog fans on this holiday evening.”
Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze shared his feelings as well: “I think it’s great for this storied rivalry to return to Thanksgiving Day. There were so many memorable moments from our meeting on that holiday in the past, and I hope to see a big Rebel turnout in Starkville this year.”
Mississippi upset State in last year’s game 41-24 to snap a three-year Bulldog win streak in the series.