Sunday, December 3, 2023

Egg Bowl 2013

Way Too Early Game-by-Game Schedule and Predictions for 2013 . Part twelve A Glance at the Mississippi State Matchup.

Seph Anderson, Sportswriter to The South, focuses his sports writing & photography skills on covering timely Ole Miss and SEC news.

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Photo by Kevin Bain / University Communications
Photo by Kevin Bain / University Communications

In a series dating back to 1901, Ole Miss and Mississippi Statewill meet in Starkville on November 30.

Prior to Ole Miss’ 41-24 victory in Oxford last season, the Bulldogs had taken three straight Egg Bowls from the Rebels behind renewed series hype from Dan Mullen.

Following a 2011 Egg Bowl victory,Mullen proudly told his coaches and players that “we’re never losing to this team (Ole Miss) again.”

Someone must have forgotten to tell Mullen that social media is pretty big in the 21st century.

As an Ole Miss victory became apparent last season, the clip of Mullen’s speech after the 2011 Egg Bowl was played on a loop over and over again while the final minutes ticked off the clock in Oxford.

It was a moment neither Ole Miss fans nor Dan Mullen will soon forget.

When asked what he thought about the clip being played at the game, Mullen simply said,”They love me here.” He said about all he could on the heels of a 41-24 defeat.

The 2013 Egg Bowl in Starkville will mark the sixth consecutive SEC game for the Bulldogs in as many weeks, while the Rebels will have the luxury of an open week Nov. 2. There’s no love lost between these two schools, coaching staffs, players, fans or alumni. It’s nasty.

Honestly, I expect both teams to enter the Egg Bowl on opposite paths than they were on last year.

Mississippi State may very well find themselves fighting Ole Miss for a bowl berth, while Ole Miss should be jockeying for a bowl much more prestigous than the BBVA Compass.

There’s a new sheriff in town, and it’s not Dan Mullen.

Way Too Early Prediction:

Ole Miss 45, Mississippi State 30

Overall Record 9-3 (6-2 SEC)