Egg Bowl officially moving back to Thanksgiving
The Egg Bowl has moved back to its traditional home.
The Southeastern Conference announced on Thursday that the annual rivalry between Mississippi State and Ole Miss has been switched to Thanksgiving night for both the 2021 and 2022 seasons.
When the 2021 SEC football schedule was initially released, the 2021 Egg Bowl was scheduled to be played on Saturday, Nov. 27.
The next installment of the series will instead take place on Thursday, Nov. 25, in Starkville, Miss., with a 6:30 p.m. CT kickoff on ESPN. The 2022 edition of the game will take place on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, in Oxford.
The series has been held on Thanksgiving night 23 times previously, including 2017-2019.
Ole Miss and Mississippi State have met 117 times previously and is the second-most played rivalry game in the SEC, with the first game taking place in 1901. Ole Miss holds a 62-46-6 advantage in the series, including a 31-28 win over the Bulldogs last season.
The game is the 10th longest uninterrupted series in college football and has been played each year since 1944.