For the first time in a decade, the Egg Bowl, played annually between Ole Miss and Mississippi State, will take place on Thanksgiving.
MSU and Ole Miss to play 2013 Egg Bowl on Thanksgiving night, first time since 2003 to be on Thanksgiving
— Paul Jones (@PJ247Sports) April 10, 2013
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).
ESPN announces the Egg Bowl will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving night this year.
— David Brandt (@davidbrandtAP) April 10, 2013
We fully support Thanksgiving football games, so the more the merrier.