Bulldogs Focus On Egg Bowl – Mississippi’s Best Community Newspaper
STARKVILLE – The clock had barely struck zero on Saturday and the iconic voice of Jack Cristil reigned throughout Davis Wade Stadium, urging fans across Mississippi State to âwrap it in brown and white!â.
It marked the end of a record 55-10 victory over Tennessee State, but it didn’t take long for the Bulldogs to focus on their next opponent. After all, the annual Battle of the Golden Egg against Ole Miss was only five days away.
“It’s obviously an extremely important game for everyone in this dressing room,” said the wide receiver. Austin williams. âWe are all looking forward to it. It means a ton. It’s just more than that, it’s hard to describe until you’ve played one or the other. There is always something about it. We are definitely motivated and can’t wait to get started.
Part of that motivation comes from simply playing against their rival in the State. The rest comes from a top 25 clash and a chance to finish second in the SEC West standings.
âIt’s a huge game because it’s Ole Miss against Mississippi State, but it’s a huge game because of what’s at stake,â said the quarterback. Will rogers.
MSU has won two of the last three games in the series, but the Golden Egg Trophy is in the hands of the Rebels after a 31-24 loss last year. A young, shorthanded Bulldogs team entered Oxford and totaled 479 yards – 440 of which came from the air by Rogers, who was then a true freshman.
Rogers threw three touchdowns and no interceptions in this contest, but his Hail Mary on the last play of the match fell incomplete.
“You’ve had a hungry stomach for 364 days last year,” said linebacker Jett johnson.
Since then, the Bulldogs have seen their revenge on the Rebels circled on the timeline in an effort to reclaim the Golden Egg Trophy and restore bragging rights within the borders of Magnolia State.
âIt would mean everything,â Rogers said. âI’ve been waiting this week for the number of days I’ve spent since I threw a Hail Mary in the last part of the game last year. I expected that.
Although Rogers was officially introduced to the Egg Bowl rivalry last year, the Brandon, Mississippi native has been around it his entire life and understands what the game means to the state. In fact, he and his family rooted for the other side as he grew up.
âIt’s the biggest game of the year every year,â said Rogers. âI kind of grew up as an Ole Miss fan with my dad and sister going there. But yes, the roles have turned a bit now. “
âWhen the football game starts and all of this starts to happen, it’s all at the door. Everything that happened before I got recruited there and didn’t go, it all came out when the game kicked off.