Egg Bowl returns to Thanksgiving prime time slate in 2017

Now Starkville was the site of the last Egg Bowl to be played on Thanksgiving Day in 2013. The annual showdown between Ole Miss and Mississippi State is returning to the prime time Thursday slate this season, upping the ante for one of the best rivalries in all of college football.
No matter the circumstances, records go out the window when the Rebels and Bulldogs get together with the latter having won it on the road last year. If MSU is to win it again, that’ll be its third nine win season in the last four years.
Nick Fitzgerald fueled his team’s 55-20 victory in 2016 with a school record 258 rushing yards for a quarterback. On the other side, 5-6 Ole Miss is having a down season as the NCAA is soon to close the books on its investigation into the football program.
On the eve of the regular season finale, that doesn’t seem to matter to Ole Miss Head Coach Matt Luke nor does the past seem to matter to Mississippi State Head Coach Dan Mullen.
“It’s always been a big game for as long as I can remember, to the people of the state of Mississippi this is bragging rights. It’s a huge, huge game and it is every year no matter what the situation,” said Luke.
Mullen said, “When you play the rivalry games, records, last year’s game, what happened the year before or two years before that or nine years ago out here or eight years ago, whenever it was my first game out here against them that’s all, none of that really holds a lot of weight for this one.”
The Rebels will head to Starkvegas for the Egg Bowl 2K17 which is slated to kick-off at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN.

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