Once calm was eventually restored, the referees handed out unsportsmanlike penalties to every player on both teams. Ole Miss defensive back C. Mississippi State, which is ranked 22 nd in the Associated Press poll of college football teams, eventually won , clinching a second consecutive win to finish the season with an record in the SEC West.
Nick Fitzgerald completed 11 of 18 passes, throwing for yards and one touchdown. Fitzgerald is completing Fitzgerald's top target has been Osirus Mitchell.
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The sophomore wide receiver leads the Bulldogs in receiving yards , catches 24 and TDs four. Mississippi gives up just yards passing and yards rushing per game.
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Safety Johnathan Abram leads the Bulldogs in tackles with Ole Miss holds a advantage in Thanksgiving games, including an mark in games played in Oxford. Ole Miss holds a advantage in the "Egg Bowl.
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That means a child born in December was a senior in high school before they saw Ole Miss lose to the Bulldogs. Sigma Iota proposed that a trophy be awarded in a dignified ceremony designed to calm excited fans, after Ole Miss fans stormed the field at Starkville's Scott Field following the Rebels' win in the contest. Following the game, Ole Miss fans made a dash for the goal posts, while Aggie fans took after them with cane bottom chairs and fights broke out. The mayhem continued until most of the chairs were splintered. The trophy, to be called "The Golden Egg," would be a regulation-size gold-plated football mounted on a pedestal.
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The Rebels won and the symbol of supremacy in the series was born. The result was a special section on Sunday, which recounted in great detail the Rebels' stunning victory. While the game is still officially the "Battle of the Golden Egg," most members of the media now refer to the annual game simply as the "Egg Bowl. Phillips, the junior college transfer, in just his first year at Ole Miss, is 73 yards short of becoming just the sixth Ole Miss running back to go past 1, yards rushing.
It would mark the eighth time in Ole Miss history for a back to reach that mark. Vanderbilt, quarterback Jordan Ta'amu broke the Ole Miss school record with nine yard passing games this season, including a program-best six straight. His 12 career yard games is tied for the school record held by Chad Kelly. The Rebels are fifth in the country in total offense and Jordan Ta'amu , A.
However, Ole Miss now leads the series, due largely to its performance in the rivalry under Johnny Vaught.
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In the last three games in the series, Mississippi State crushed Ole Miss by more than 30 points in each of its two wins while Ole Miss only managed one win in a closely contested game. According to one account:. The mayhem continued until most of the chairs were splintered. To prevent such events in the future, students of the two schools created the "Golden Egg", a large trophy which has been awarded to the winning team each year since The trophy is a large football-shaped brass piece mounted to a wooden base and traditionally symbolizes supremacy in college football in the state of Mississippi for the year.
The footballs used in American football in the s were considerably more ovoid and blunter than those in use today and similar to the balls still used in rugby ; the trophy thus, to modern eyes, more resembles an egg than a football.
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The awarding of the "Golden Egg" was instituted in by joint agreement between the two schools' student bodies. In the event of a tie before overtime was instituted in Division-I college football in  the school that won the game the previous year kept the trophy for the first half of the new year and then the trophy was sent to the other school for the second half of the new year.
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