In the 2016 Egg Bowl, Ole Miss will be taking on the University of Tennessee. The game will take place in Oxford and kickoff at 11:00 am EST. This is a big matchup for both teams as they are competing to see which team can claim their place as one of the best college football programs in the country. They both have impressive wins so far this season but now we’ll find out who has what it takes to win this rivalry matchup.
The University of Mississippi and Mississippi State have been playing each other in football since 1901
The Egg Bowl is the name given to the Mississippi State–Ole Miss football rivalry. It is an American college football rivalry game played annually between Southeastern Conference members Mississippi State University and Ole Miss (The University of Mississippi). The rivalry is the tenth longest uninterrupted series in the United States and has now been played continuously since 1944. The two teams first played each other in 1901. Since 1927 the winning squad has been awarded possession of the “Golden Egg Trophy.” In cases where the game ended in a tie, the previous winner retained possession of the trophy.
The birth of the Golden Egg
The Aggies (Bulldogs) dominated the early days of the series including a 13-game A&M winning streak from 1911–1925 during which time the Aggies outscored the Red and Blue by a combined 327–33. Through 1925 Ole Miss had won only five times out of 23 total contests. In 1926 when the Red and Blue ended their 13-game losing streak by defeating A&M 7–6 in Starkville, the Ole Miss fans rushed the field with some trying to tear the goalposts down. A&M fans did not take well to the Ole Miss fans destroying their property and fights broke out. Some A&M fans defended the goalposts with wooden chairs, and several injuries were reported. According to one account:
“Irate Aggie supporters took after the ambitious Ole Miss group with cane bottom chairs, and fights broke out. The mayhem continued until most of the chairs were splintered.”
Ole Miss fans
The story of the Ole Miss fans is not a new one. The University of Mississippi has been struggling to maintain fan interest, which has mirrored the team’s struggles on the field for years now. They are often referred to as “The most hated college football team in America.”Ole Miss stopped selling tickets through their box office in 1996. 1/5th of their stadium seats are empty at all times. They use public address systems to cover up noise with crowd members chanting Ole Miss slogans. We talk about how much better things are now, but the truth is that they’ve really never changed.
Mississippi State University fans
Bulldog fans are very passionate about their team. They feel like they live and die with the Bulldogs. Bulldogs root for their football team no matter what is happening in the game, even when it looks like they are about to lose. Bulldog fans would never leave the game early. Bulldogs believe in “Strive For Five.” This means that it is not enough to go to a game and talk about how great it was afterward; you need to go to all five home games of your football team if you want them to be successful. Bulldog fans also love traveling across the country in order to see their Ole Miss play, which has created one of the best fan bases in college football.
When is the egg bowl 2016
The traditional rivalry will take place on November 26th, 11:00 am EST.
Mississippi State and Ole Miss will face off in the Egg Bowl on November 26th. The winners of this game will be awarded “The Golden Egg” trophy which is a symbol for bragging rights between these two teams. This year’s matchup should prove to be an exciting one as both universities have had impressive wins so far this season. Bulldogs root for their football team no matter what is happening in the game, even when it looks like they are about to lose or if that means traveling across the country just to see them play at home games; while Bulldog fans love going out and supporting their team by attending all five Mississippi State home games during each college football season in order make sure they’re successful.