2013 Egg Bowl moved to Thanksgiving for first time in a decade

Mississippi Rebels fans celebrate by holding up the Egg Bowl trophy after their victory against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mississippi Rebels defeated the Mississippi State Bulldogs 41-24. (Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports)

Mississippi Rebels fans celebrate by holding up the Egg Bowl trophy after their victory against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mississippi Rebels defeated the Mississippi State Bulldogs 41-24. (Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports)

For the first time in a decade, the Egg Bowl, played annually between Ole Miss and Mississippi State, will take place on Thanksgiving.

Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin released the following on the decision to move the game to Thanksgiving.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for our state’s largest football game to be played on the largest stage of a crowded football weekend. Some of the most memorable games in Egg Bowl history have come on Thanksgiving night, and hopefully more great memories can be made for Bulldog fans on this holiday evening.”

The game will reportedly be played at 7:30 p.m. ET (6:30 CT).

We fully support Thanksgiving football games, so the more the merrier.