Sunday, May 16, 2021

The Top 3 Egg Bowl Moments of The Hugh Freeze Era

Coach Hugh Freeze
(Photo by Danny Dickey)

Hugh Freeze and the Rebels are looking for their 3rd straight Egg Bowl victory on Saturday. Freeze is 3-1 overall in the annual rivalry game during his tenure here in Oxford. Ahead of tomorrow’s game, take a look at some of our favorite Egg Bowl moments from the Freeze era. Comment below and tell us your favorite Egg Bowl Moments!

  1. Jaylen Walton’s Miraculous TD Run in 2014

Up 17-10 and backed up deep in their own territory, the Rebel offense needed a score to pad their lead heading into the fourth quarter. A toss to Jaylen Walton looked as if it was defended perfectly by the Bulldog defense until Walton reversed field. In the words of Verne Lundquist “Oh my goodness!”

Video Courtesy of CBS and Football News Youtube Channel 

2. Tony Bridges Pick-Six in 2015 

Trailing 14-0 on Senior night, Dak Prescott was looking to lead the Bulldogs on a drive to get his team back in the game. With pressure in his face, Prescott tried to force the ball downfield, but instead found Tony Bridges, who took it back for a TD and widened the Rebel lead to 21-0. 

Video Courtesy of ESPN

3. Moncrief’s 2012 Performance 

Feed Moncrief was clearly the gameplan for Bo Wallace and the Rebels in 2012 with bowl eligibility on the line. Wallace and Moncrief connected 7 times for 173 yards and 3 TDs. The biggest one of the night was a 77 yarder, to give the Rebels a 17-14 lead. We couldn’t pick a favorite play from this one, so here’s the full highlight to help you relive Freeze’s first Egg Bowl win behind Moncrief’s career night. 

Video Courtesy of ESPN

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