It’s the most important game on Ole Miss’ regular-season schedule every season. That’s no secret to current Rebels players or those who have passed through the program over the years.

When Ole Miss and Mississippi State go head-to-head in the Egg Bowl, the two rivals are sure to leave it all out on the field. And this year, it was the Rebels who were victorious, notching a 31-24 victory over the Bulldogs at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

Now, no matter how Ole Miss’ season ends, it at least will own bragging rights over its biggest rival for a year. And former Rebels took to social media to celebrate their alma mater’s victory this weekend. That included former Ole Miss quarterback Eli Manning, who reacted to the Rebels’ big victory with a tweet.

“Big win for Ole Miss in the Egg Bowl. If you don’t know what that means, you better ask somebody,” Manning tweeted.

Manning knows what it means. He led the Rebels to wins over the Bulldogs in each of his final two college seasons in 2002 and 2003, contributing to Ole Miss’ all-time lead in the series. With Saturday’s win, the Rebels now own a 63-46-6 advantage over the Bulldogs, as they also avenged losses the past two years.