Nov 16, 2013; Starkville, MS, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs fans during the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Davis Wade Stadium. Alabama Crimson Tide defeat the Mississippi State Bulldogs with a score of 20-7. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

Mississippi State versus USM – A Walk Down Memory Lane

It’s been 24-years since Mississippi State and Southern Mississippi last tied it on – on the gridiron, but that will all change this weekend as the Golden Eagles visit the Bulldogs in a renewal of sorts, of their in state rivalry.

But – before we enjoy the start of the 2014 college football season and welcome our friends back to Starkville from the Hub City, let’s look back at this rivalry.

Total Meetings – 27

Overall Series Record: Eagles lead the Bulldogs 14-12-1

NOTE:  Mississippi State had to forfeit wins against the Eagles in 1975 and 76.

Longest MSU winning streak in the rival: 5 – from 1935 to 1966

Longest USM winning streak in the rival: 9 – from 1977 to 1983

Biggest margin of victory for MSU:  41-points in 1964

Biggest margin of victory for USM: 33-points in 1968

Most recent USM Victory: 1988 – 38-21

Most recent MSU Victory: 1990 – 13-10

Last year of the series was, 1990.

The last time these two played what was popular?

Top Billboard songs last time these two played:  Wilson Phillips – Hold on, Roxette – It Must have been love, Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U.

Top Box Office Hits: Home Alone, Ghost, Dances with Wolves and Pretty Woman.

Top Sitcoms: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Wings and Blossom.

Fashion in 1990: Crimped hair for the ladies, overalls, Slap bracelets, scrunchies came on the scene for the ladies, bandanas.

Car of 1990: The Honda Accord and Civic, the Nissan Maxima, Ford Taurus and Chevrolet Cavalier.

Did YOU know? The Sanfransisco 49’ers won the Super Bowl in 1990 and the Cincinnati Reds won the World Series.

George H.W. Bush was the President in 1990.

Did you know? That Brett Favre went 2-2 against Mississippi State, winning the last two games ever played in Jackson, MS Veterans Memorial Stadium and losing both on campus meetings between the two schools.

Here’s to more memories between the Bulldogs and Eagles and after next year, may it not be another 24 years before we play this game again.

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