The arrival of Week 13 of the college football season means rivalry week is official here. Few rivalry games are bigger than the annual Egg Bowl showdown between Mississippi State and Ole Miss.
Here's everything you need to know about the Egg Bowl, which will be played on Thanksgiving this year.
Where is Egg Bowl 2022?
The 2022 Egg Bowl will be played in Oxford, MS at Ole Miss' Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Vaught-Heminway Stadium holds a capacity of 64,038 seats and was built in 1912. Ole Miss is 5-1 at home this season, while the 7-4 Bulldogs are 1-3 on the road.
Dating back to 2000, Ole Miss is 8-3 when playing Egg Bowl matchups in front of its home crowd.
When is Mississippi State vs Ole Miss Egg Bowl?
The 2022 Egg Bowl is officially scheduled for Week 13 of the college football season. The game will be played on THursday, Nov. 24 with a kickoff time scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. The game airs live on ESPN.
Egg Bowl Mississippi State vs Ole Miss Prediction and Odds 2022
Our official Egg Bowl prediction was taken from The Duel's Mississippi State vs Ole Miss betting preview.
Ole Miss stumbles into this rivalry off a pair of losses to Arkansas and Alabama. The Rebels have lost three of their last four games while gridning through tougher SEC games. The Ole Miss pass defense ranks No. 95 in the country in QB rating for opposing quarterbacks. Now they face the SEC's leading passer Will Rodgers (3,464 yards, 32 TD passes).
Ole Miss has won the last two Egg Bowls and coaches Lane Kiffin and Mike Leach meet a third straight time. But there are concerns in this matchup with the Old Miss defense against the Air Raid attack with Miss State QB Will Rodgers spreading the ball around to five Bulldogs receivers with at least 30 receptions and 3 TD receptions or more. The Rebels have allowed at least 28 points in six straight games after not allowing that many points in any of their first five games this season.
Ole Miss does counter with the strongest rushing attack of all Power 5 teams averaging 283 rushing YPG vs FBS opponents. But Mississippi State's run defense has been pretty solid allowing 154 rushing YPG and holding Georgia to 179 and Alabama to just 29 rushing yards on 27 attempts in a road defeat.
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook and will be updated when available.
Moneyline: MSST: (+118) | MISS: (-142)
Spread: MSST: +3 (-105) | MISS: -3 (-115)
Total: 58.5 — Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)
Final Score Prediction: Mississippi State: 31 | Ole Miss: 27
Egg Bowl History
Mississippi State and Ole Miss have squared off 115 times since their first meeting in 1901. This has been a fairly close rivalry, with the Rebels notching 64 wins to Mississippi State's 45. There have been six ties in the series.
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