MSU vs. OM, 3 Major Sports, Last 20 Years

Well of course the Rebs ate that one up. Just put together what looks like a 3-year span but only includes one football game and one baseball series while splitting three home and homes in basketball and you’ve got a nice little stat.

How about we take some nice round numbers and see who has dominated who.

Last 10 Seasons

Football: MSU leads 6-4

  • Ole Miss leads 4-1 in Oxford
  • MSU leads 5-0 in Starkville

Basketball: MSU leads 13-7

  • Ole Miss leads 6-4 in Oxford
  • MSU leads 9-1 in Starkville

Baseball: Ole Miss leads 26-16

  • Ole Miss leads 9-6 in Oxford
  • Ole Miss leads 10-5 in Starkville
  • Ole Miss leads 6-4 in Governor’s Cup
  • Tied 1-1 in SEC Tournament

OM dog meatLast 20 Seasons

Football: MSU leads 11-9

  • Ole Miss leads 6-4 in Oxford
  • MSU leads 7-3 in Starkville

Basketball: MSU leads 27-14

  • Ole Miss 12-8 in Oxford
  • MSU leads 18-2 in Starkville
  • MSU leads 1-0 in SEC Tournament

Baseball: MSU leads 48-39

  • MSU leads 18-12 in Oxford
  • Tied 15-15 in Starkville
  • Ole Miss leads 11-9 in Governor’s Cup
  • MSU leads 6-1 in SEC Tournament

I think it’s pretty clear which athletic program has been better in the three major sports over the last 20 years. Here are the accomplishments:

  • Bowl games: Ole Miss leads 10-9
  • Winning seasons: Ole Miss leads 12-10
  • SEC West championships: MSU leads 1-0
  • NCAA Tournament appearances: MSU leads 8-6
  • Sweet 16 appearances: MSU leads 2-1
  • Final Four appearances: MSU leads 1-0
  • SEC regular season championships: MSU leads 1-0
  • SEC Tournament championships: MSU leads 3-1
  • Regional appearances: MSU leads 14-13
  • College World Series appearances: MSU leads 4-0
  • SEC regular season championships: Ole Miss leads 1-0
  • SEC Tournament championships: MSU leads 3-1

We could go back further, and if we did Ole Miss would catch up in football to lead 16-14 after 30 years. In basketball MSU would only gain with their SEC championship in 1991, and the Bulldogs are 27-3 vs. Ole Miss at the Hump in that time. In baseball it’s not even close as MSU’s golden era was 1984-1993 while OM was toiling in mediocrity not making a Regional once.

But hey, Ole Miss did win a lot more parties during this time period. They needed something to drown their sorrows.

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  • OxpatchReb

    FTR, the original tweet that spawned this post is stupid to begin with (Kyle is a troll), but since we’re here, let’s discuss…

    Leading in hand picked categories by margins like 1-0, 2-1, 8-6, 15-15, 6-4, 11-9 or 14-13 over a 20 year period is stupid. That’s not domination, that’s a SLIGHT edge and moreover, it’s statistically insignificant.

    If you’re looking for examples of domination, focus on these:

    Last 10 Seasons
    Football
    Ole Miss leads 4-1 in Oxford
    MSU leads 5-0 in Starkville

    We each dominate the other at home. Good for both of us. Nothing to get excited about.

    Last 10 Seasons
    Basketball:
    MSU leads 9-1 in Starkville

    MSU dominates OM in Starkville. Good for you, but pretty much expected.

    Last 10 Seasons
    Baseball:
    Ole Miss leads 26-16

    To me, this only teeters on domination. If it were 26-13 (doubled up) then I might make the claim, but it’s only a series sweep and a Gov Cup win (which will likely happen this season) away from 26-17, and that’s NOT domination, imho.

    Last 20 Seasons
    Football:
    MSU leads 7-3 in Starkville

    MSU dominates football in Starkville, but… we already knew that… so.

    Last 20 Seasons
    Basketball:
    MSU leads 18-2 in Starkville

    Again, shockingly, MSU dominates at home. Awesome.

    Last 20 Seasons
    Baseball:
    MSU leads 6-1 in SEC Tournament

    This one is actually something to crow about. Post season play, leading 6-1 over past 20 years is domination when it matters, neutral field playing in the post season with much to gain and lose. This one is something on which to hang your hat

    The one last thing you can claim that is actually WORTH claiming is this:
    College World Series appearances: MSU leads 4-0
    And yeah, that one hurts for OM fans. But such is life. If we don’t want to have to listen to MSU fans chatter on about Omaha, we need to play better baseball in the postseason.

    So after all your time and effort, we end up with exactly 2 stats worth talking about. Baseball head to head in SECT and Baseball trips to Omaha over past 20 seasons.

    So my conclusion is, you’re reaching… REALLY FAR to make a statistically insignificant point. If that’s the point of this piece, great job.