The Egg Bowl
Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss Second Edition

By William G. Barner
with Danny McKenzie

416 pages (approx.), 61/8 x 91?4 inches, 150 b&w illustrations, appendix, index

978-1-60473-832-2 Paper $15.00T

Paper, $15.00

The updated saga of the state's monster football rivalry

From the contentious delay of the first clash in 1901 to the battle in 2009, The Egg Bowl covers the Ole Miss-Mississippi State rivalry in depth. For each game the narrative describes every scoring drive, every player who crossed the goal line, and every final score. More than 150 photos illustrate the intensity of action on the field and capture the players and exploits faithful fans will always remember.

This new paperback edition features full accounts of the games in 2007, 2008, and 2009, including new photos and updated statistics. For the booster who demands to know every statistic, The Egg Bowl is the ultimate reference. Which player has scored the most touchdowns? Who rushed for the longest run or threw the longest touchdown pass? How many kickoffs have been returned for touchdowns? Why does November 30 matter so much? Which two men have coached at both schools? And surprisingly, which three players have lettered both at Mississippi State and Ole Miss?

The intensity of the rivalry cannot be overstated. Student leaders created the treasured Golden Egg, trophy of the yearly contest, to quell frequent fisticuffs in the stands. While intended to cool the fervor, the Egg has been controversially remodeled, refurbished, and even kidnapped. The story continually simmers. This ideal gift for the football fanatic will only stoke those passions.

William G. Barner (1926-2009), a graduate of University of Mississippi, retired as an advertising writer and lived in Atlanta, Georgia. Danny McKenzie, Tupelo, Mississippi, saw his first Egg Bowl in 1955 and has witnessed many more. The former and veteran Mississippi newspaperman is the author of Matters of the Spirit: Human, Holy, and Otherwise and A Time to Speak: Speeches by Jack Reed (University Press of Mississippi).

416 pages (approx.), 61/8 x 91?4 inches, 150 b&w illustrations, appendix, index