Magnolia Bowl
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First meetingDecember 3, 1894
Ole Miss, 26–6
Latest meetingOctober 23, 2021
Ole Miss, 31–17
Next meetingOctober 22, 2022
TrophyMagnolia Bowl Trophy (since 2008)
Statistics
Meetings total110
All-time seriesLSU leads 64–41-4[1]
Largest victoryLSU, 52–3 (2011)
Longest win streakLSU, 8 (1928–1937)
Current win streakOle Miss, 1 (2021–present)
Locations of LSU and Ole Miss

The Magnolia Bowl is the LSU–Ole Miss football rivalry.[2][3][4] It is an American college football rivalry game played annually by the LSU Tigers football team of Louisiana State University (LSU) and the Ole Miss Rebels football team of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). The teams compete for the Magnolia Bowl Trophy.[5] The Tigers and the Rebels first met in 1894, and have been regular opponents in Southeastern Conference (SEC), meeting annually, without interruption, since 1945.[6] The rivalry was at its height during the 1950s and 1960s, when both teams were highly ranked and during which time both teams claimed a national championship.[7] The rivalry died down from the 1970s to the 1990s, owing to Ole Miss not returning to conference or national prominence since the 1970s and because LSU has seen new rivalries emerge when the SEC split into two divisions in 1992, most notably Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, and Florida.[8] Even though the rivalry has not attracted the same national attention in recent years, it still stirs up passion in both Oxford and Baton Rouge.[9][10]

In 2008, the student bodies of both schools elected to christen the yearly contest the "Magnolia Bowl",[11] the magnolia flower being the state flower of both Louisiana and Mississippi, and award a trophy to the winner.[12] Ole Miss defeated LSU 31–13 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to become the first winner of the new trophy.[2]

The 2007 Magnolia Bowl
The 2007 Magnolia Bowl

It is the second most played rivalry for both teams.[13][14] The 2011 edition in Oxford was the 100th meeting between the two schools.[15] It was also the most lopsided game in series history, as top-ranked LSU defeated Ole Miss and coach Houston Nutt 52–3.[16] In many cases, wins have come in streaks with the longest being 8, (LSU: 1928–1937). The next longest win streak is 6, a total reached by both Ole Miss and LSU. The Tigers won from 2002 to 2007, while the Rebels were able to defeat LSU from 1952 to 1957. LSU leads the series 64–41–4, with Ole Miss having vacated one victory.[17]

Notable games

Magnolia Bowl Trophy
Magnolia Bowl Trophy

Game results

LSU victoriesOle Miss victoriesTiesVacated wins
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 December 3, 1894 Baton Rouge, LA Ole Miss 26–6
2 November 13, 1896 Vicksburg, MS LSU 12–4
3 November 3, 1899 Meridian, MS Ole Miss 11–0
4 November 7, 1901 Baton Rouge, LA LSU 46–0
5 November 8, 1902 New Orleans, LA LSU 6–0
6 November 21, 1903 New Orleans, LA Ole Miss 11–0
7 November 5, 1904 Baton Rouge, LA LSU 5–0
8 October 20, 1906 Baton Rouge, LA Ole Miss 9–0
9 November 16, 1907 Jackson, MS LSU 23–0
10 October 9, 1909 Baton Rouge, LA LSU 10–0
11 October 19, 1912 Baton Rouge, LA Ole Miss 10–7
12 October 17, 1914 Baton Rouge, LA Ole Miss 21–0
13 October 15, 1915 Oxford, MS LSU 28–0
14 November 18, 1916 Baton Rouge, LA LSU 41–0
15 October 13, 1917 Oxford, MS LSU 52–7
16 October 18, 1919 Baton Rouge, LA LSU 13–0
17 November 12, 1921 Baton Rouge, LA LSU 24–0
18 November 13, 1926 Baton Rouge, LA LSU 3–0
19 November 5, 1927 Oxford, MS Ole Miss 12–7
20 November 10, 1928 Baton Rouge, LA LSU 19–6
21 November 16, 1929 Baton Rouge, LA LSU 13–6
22 November 8, 1930 Baton Rouge, LA LSU 6–0
23 November 13, 1931 Jackson, MS LSU 26–3
24 November 8, 1933 Baton Rouge, LA LSU 31–0
25 November 17, 1934 Jackson, MS LSU 14–0
26 October 17, 1936 Baton Rouge, LA LSU 13–0
27 September 24, 1937 Baton Rouge, LA LSU 13–7
28 September 24, 1938 Baton Rouge, LA Ole Miss 20–7
29 September 30, 1939 Baton Rouge, LA Ole Miss 14–7
30 September 28, 1940 Baton Rouge, LA Ole Miss 19–6
31 November 8, 1941 Baton Rouge, LA #16 Ole Miss 13–12
32 October 17, 1942 Baton Rouge, LA LSU 21–7
33 November 3, 1945 Baton Rouge, LA #17 LSU 32–13
34 November 13, 1946 Baton Rouge, LA LSU 34–21
35 November 1, 1947 Baton Rouge, LA Ole Miss 20–18
36 October 30, 1948 Baton Rouge, LA Ole Miss 49–19
37 October 10, 1949 Baton Rouge, LA #17 LSU 34–7
38 November 4, 1950 Baton Rouge, LA LSU 40–14
39 November 3, 1951 Baton Rouge, LA Tie6–6
40 November 1, 1952 Oxford, MS Ole Miss 28–0
41 October 31, 1953 Baton Rouge, LA #18 Ole Miss 27–16
42 October 30, 1954 Baton Rouge, LA #12 Ole Miss 21–6
43 October 29, 1955 Baton Rouge, LA Ole Miss 29–26
44 November 3, 1956 Baton Rouge, LA Ole Miss 46–17
45 November 9, 1957 Oxford, MS #14 Ole Miss 14–12
46 November 1, 1958 Baton Rouge, LA #1 LSU 14–0
47 October 31, 1959 Baton Rouge, LA #1 LSU 7–3
48 January 1, 1960 New Orleans, LA #2 Ole Miss 21–0
49 October 29, 1960 Oxford, MS Tie6–6
50 November 4, 1961 Baton Rouge, LA #6 LSU 10–7
51 November 3, 1962 Baton Rouge, LA #6 Ole Miss 15–7
52 November 2, 1963 Baton Rouge, LA #3 Ole Miss 37–3
53 October 31, 1964 Baton Rouge, LA #9 LSU 11–10
54 October 30, 1965 Jackson, MS Ole Miss 23–0
55 October 29, 1966 Baton Rouge, LA Ole Miss 17–0
56 November 29, 1967 Jackson, MS Tie13–13
57 November 2, 1968 Baton Rouge, LA Ole Miss 27–24
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
58 November 1, 1969 Jackson, MS Ole Miss 26–23
59 December 5, 1970 Baton Rouge, LA #8 LSU 61–17
60 October 30, 1971 Jackson, MS Ole Miss 24–22
61 November 4, 1972 Baton Rouge, LA #6 LSU 17–16
62 November 3, 1973 Jackson, MS #7 LSU 51–14
63 November 2, 1974 Baton Rouge, LA LSU 24–0
64 November 1, 1975 Jackson, MS Ole Miss 17–13
65 October 30, 1976 Baton Rouge, LA LSU 45–0
66 October 29, 1977 Jackson, MS LSU 28–21
67 November 4, 1978 Baton Rouge, LA #12 LSU 30–8
68 November 3, 1979 Jackson, MS LSU 28–24
69 November 1, 1980 Baton Rouge, LA LSU 38–16
70 October 31, 1981 Jackson, MS Tie27–27
71 October 30, 1982 Baton Rouge, LA #13 LSU 45–8
72 October 29, 1983 Jackson, MS Ole Miss 27–24
73 November 3, 1984 Baton Rouge, LA LSU 32–29
74 November 2, 1985 Jackson, MS LSU 14–0
75 November 1, 1986 Baton Rouge, LA Ole Miss 21–19
76 October 31, 1987 Jackson, MS #5 LSU 42–13
77 October 29, 1988 Baton Rouge, LA #13 LSU 31–20
78 November 4, 1989 Oxford, MS LSU 35–30
79 November 3, 1990 Baton Rouge, LA #17 Ole Miss 19–10
80 November 2, 1991 Jackson, MS LSU 25–22
81 October 31, 1992 Jackson, MS Ole Miss 32–0
82 October 30, 1993 Baton Rouge, LA LSU 19–17
83 October 29, 1994 Oxford, MS Ole Miss 34–21
84 November 11, 1995 Baton Rouge, LA LSU 38–9
85 November 16, 1996 Oxford, MS #17 LSU 39–7
86 November 26, 1997 Baton Rouge, LA Ole Miss 36–21
87 October 31, 1998 Oxford, MS Ole Miss 37–31
88 October 30, 1999 Baton Rouge, LA #25 Ole Miss 42–23
89 November 11, 2000 Oxford, MS LSU 20–9
90 October 27, 2001 Baton Rouge, LA Ole Miss 35–24
91 November 23, 2002 Baton Rouge, LA #21 LSU 14–13
92 November 22, 2003 Oxford, MS #3 LSU 17–14
93 November 20, 2004 Baton Rouge, LA #14 LSU 27–24
94 November 19, 2005 Oxford, MS #4 LSU 40–7
95 November 18, 2006 Baton Rouge, LA #9 LSU 23–20
96 November 17, 2007 Oxford, MS #1 LSU 41–24
97 November 22, 2008 Baton Rouge, LA Ole Miss 31–13
98 November 21, 2009 Oxford, MS Ole Miss 25–23
99 November 20, 2010 Baton Rouge, LA #5 LSU 43–36
100 November 19, 2011 Oxford, MS #1 LSU 52–3
101 November 17, 2012 Baton Rouge, LA #8 LSU 41–35
102 October 19, 2013 Oxford, MS Ole Miss 27–24
103 October 25, 2014 Baton Rouge, LA #24 LSU 10–7
104 November 21, 2015 Oxford, MS #22 Ole Miss 38–17
105 October 22, 2016 Baton Rouge, LA #25 LSU 38–21
106 October 21, 2017 Oxford, MS #24 LSU 40–24
107 September 29, 2018 Baton Rouge, LA #5 LSU 45–16
108 November 16, 2019 Oxford, MS #1 LSU 58–37
109 December 19, 2020 Baton Rouge, LA LSU 53–48
110 October 23, 2021 Oxford, MS #12 Ole Miss 31–17
111 October 22, 2022 Baton Rouge, LA
Series: LSU leads 64–41–4[1]
† Vacated by Ole Miss[63][a]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ The 2013 game was won on the field 27-24 by Ole Miss. However, the win was vacated along with all others that season except for the Music City Bowl. According to the NCAA, a vacated win doesn't benefit the record of the opponent. However, the LSU media guide incorrectly treats the game as a forfeit, resulting in a different series record.

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