Egg Bowl returns to Saturday kickoff in 2014

EggBowl1_display_imageBy Parrish Alford
Daily Journal

Ole Miss and Mississippi State will return to a Saturday in 2014, it was learned Wednesday when the SEC released next season’s football schedule.

The game was played on Thanksgiving between 1998-2003, and in April it was announced that ESPN would once again televise a holiday Egg Bowl.

No commitment was made beyond this season.

The 2014 schedule has LSU playing at Texas A&M on Nov. 27, the last Thursday of the month.

The Aggies will also help christen the SEC Network when they play at South Carolina on Aug. 28.

MSU begins and ends SEC play on the road with a Sept. 20 date at LSU and Nov. 29 trip to Ole Miss.

The Bulldogs have home games Texas A&M, Auburn, Arkansas and Vanderbilt and have open dates before their remaining two road games, visits to Kentucky and Alabama.

Three of MSU’s league home dates come in a span of four games between Oct. 4 and Nov. 1.

Ole Miss visits Vanderbilt for a second straight season, opening there on Sept. 6, 2014. The Rebels open this season a week from tonight in Nashville on ESPN.

The Rebels’ last win against Vanderbilt was a 23-7 decision in Nashville in 2009. Two years later Vanderbilt dominated Houston Nutt’s last Ole Miss team 30-7.

Ole Miss will visit College Station, Texas, for the first time, that game set for Oct. 11. In their 10-win season in 2012 the Aggies rallied by Ole Miss in the fourth quarter. They return to Oxford this season.

The Rebels have home games against Alabama, Tennessee and Auburn in addition to MSU.

They also travel to LSU and Arkansas with an open date prior to the Arkansas game.

Later Wednesday, both Ole Miss and MSU released their completed full schedules.

Ole Miss will open Thursday, Aug. 28 in Atlanta against Boise State and MSU will entertain Southern Miss on Saturday, Aug. 30.

parrish.alford@journalinc.com