The rivalry known as the ‘Egg Bowl’ will be renewed for the 87th time when the Mississippi State Bulldogs travel to Oxford to face the Mississippi Rebels at Vaught Hemingway Stadium. This rivalry, which is one of college football’s oldest rivalries, dates back to 1901 when Mississippi State shutout Mississippi, 17-0. Since then, Mississippi State and Ole Miss have exchanged wins as Mississippi leads the all-time series 59-46-6. Mississippi State has won four of the last five meetings including a thrilling 17-10 overtime victory last season. Despite being out-rushed 117 yards to 99 yards, Mississippi State won the turnover battle, four to two. Mississippi quarterback Bo Wallace threw three interceptions in the loss while Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott was erratic, completing just 11-of-20 passes for 115 yards.
While both teams struggled in last year’s meeting, both offenses have produced lofty yardage totals this season. Mississippi State is averaging over 500 yards of total offense while Mississippi is averaging 450 yards of total offense. Prescott is arguably college football’s most improved player while Wallace led his team to a huge win over Alabama. The winner of the Egg Bowl will likely move a step closer towards to the College Football Playoff. Fans attending this game can expect to pay above average ticket prices. According to TicketIQ, the average price for Egg Bowl tickets is $438.11 on the secondary ticket market while the average ticket price is $151. This will be Mississippi’s most popular and most expensive home game of the 2014 season.
Over the last few years, Mississippi State vs. Mississippi tickets have commanded above average ticket prices on the secondary ticket market. During the 2011 meeting at Davis-Wade Stadium, fans paid an average ticket price of $313.64 on the secondary ticket market while the get-in price for the game was $175. Mississippi State routed Mississippi, 31-3. The 2012 meeting shifted to Vaught Hemingway Stadium as Mississippi avenged their 2011 loss, 41-24. Fans paid an average ticket price of $105.99 on the secondary ticket market while the get-in price for the game was $55. Mississippi State won last season’s meeting at Davis-Wade Stadium, 17-10. Fans paid an average ticket price of $123.38 on the secondary ticket market while the get-in price for the game was $45.
This year’s matchup will feature two top ranked teams as they vie for first place in the SEC West. The result of this game will have major implications on the college football playoff and the SEC Championship game. Expect Prescott and Wallace to battle while Mississippi State running back Josh Robinson may be the ex-factor in this match-up. Robinson has averaged 6.7 yards per carry and has scored eleven touchdowns this season. Robinson has averaged at least 100 total yards in every SEC match-up. This is one of college football’s best rivalries, so expect a spirited battle between these two in-state rivals.