Magnolia Bowl

Magnolia Bowl
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Teams LSU Tigers
Ole Miss Rebels
Originated 1894
Series LSU leads 57-39-4
Largest Margin of Victory LSU 52, Ole Miss 3
November 19, 2011
Highest Scoring Game LSU 43, Ole Miss 36
November 20, 2010
Most Recent Game LSU 52, Ole Miss 3
November 19, 2011
Current Streak LSU 2

The LSU-Ole Miss rivalry, more recently renamed the Magnolia Bowl,[1] is a college football rivalry between Louisiana State University (LSU) and the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). The teams first met in 1894, and have been regular opponents in SEC, meeting annually since 1945. The rivalry was at its height during the 1950s and 1960s, when both schools were highly ranked and during which time both teams claimed a consensus national championship. The rivalry died down from the seventies to the nineties, due to Ole Miss not returning to conference or national prominence since the 1970s and because LSU has seen new rivalries emerge with the SEC split in 1992, most notably Auburn, Alabama, and Florida. Even though the rivalry has died down from its height on the national stage, it still stirs up great passion in both Oxford and Baton Rouge.

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

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Series Results

LSU leads the all time series, 56-39-4. The longest win streak is 8, held by LSU with victories from 1928 to 1937 (The teams did not meet in 1932 or 1935). The next longest winning 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. It is the second most played rivalry for both teams. The 2011 edition in Oxford will be the 100th meeting between the two schools.

Game results

Ole Miss and LSU face each other in 2007.

Mississippi victories are shaded ██ blue. LSU victories shaded in ██ purple. Ties shaded white.

Date Site Winning team Losing team
December 3, 1894 Baton Rouge Mississippi     26  LSU 6
November 13, 1896 Vicksburg LSU 12 Mississippi     4
November 3, 1899 Meridian Mississippi 11 LSU 0
November 7, 1901 Baton Rouge LSU 46 Mississippi     0
 November 8, 1902  New Orleans LSU 6 Mississippi 0
November 21, 1903 New Orleans Mississippi 11 LSU 0
November 5, 1904 Baton Rouge LSU 5 Mississippi 0
October 20, 1906 Baton Rouge Mississippi 9 LSU 0
November 16, 1907 Jackson LSU 23 Mississippi 0
October 9, 1909 Baton Rouge LSU 10 Mississippi 0
October 19, 1912 Baton Rouge Mississippi 10 LSU 7
October 17, 1914 Baton Rouge Mississippi 21 LSU 0
October 15, 1915 Oxford LSU 28 Mississippi 0
November 18, 1916 Baton Rouge LSU 41 Mississippi  0 
October 13, 1917 Oxford LSU 52 Mississippi 7
October 18, 1919 Baton Rouge LSU 13 Mississippi 0
November 12, 1921 Baton Rouge LSU 21 Mississippi 0
November 13, 1926 Baton Rouge LSU 3 Mississippi 0
November 5, 1927 Oxford Mississippi 12 LSU 7
November 10, 1928 Baton Rouge LSU 19 Mississippi 6
November 16, 1929 Baton Rouge LSU 13 Mississippi 6
November 8, 1930 Baton Rouge LSU 6 Mississippi 0
November 13, 1931 Jackson LSU 26 Mississippi 3
November 8, 1933 Baton Rouge LSU 31 Mississippi 0
November 17, 1934 Jackson LSU 14 Mississippi 0
October 17, 1936 Baton Rouge LSU 13 Mississippi 0
September 24, 1937 Baton Rouge LSU 13 Mississippi 7
September 24, 1938 Baton Rouge Mississippi 20 LSU 7
September 30, 1939 Baton Rouge Mississippi 14 LSU 7
September 28, 1940 Baton Rouge Mississippi 19 LSU 6
November 8, 1941 Baton Rouge Mississippi 13 LSU 12
October 17, 1942 Baton Rouge LSU 21 Mississippi 7
November 3, 1945 Baton Rouge LSU 32 Mississippi 13
November 13, 1946 Baton Rouge LSU 34 Mississippi 21
November 1, 1947 Baton Rouge Mississippi 20 LSU 18
October 30, 1948 Baton Rouge Mississippi 49 LSU 19
October 10, 1949 Baton Rouge LSU 34 Mississippi 7
November 4, 1950 Baton Rouge LSU 40 Mississippi 14
November 3, 1951 Baton Rouge LSU 6 Mississippi 6
November 1, 1952 Oxford Mississippi 28 LSU 0
October 31, 1953 Baton Rouge Mississippi 27 LSU 16
October 30, 1954 Baton Rouge Mississippi 21 LSU 6
October 29, 1955 Baton Rouge Mississippi 29 LSU 26
November 3, 1956 Baton Rouge Mississippi 46 LSU 17
November 9, 1957 Oxford Mississippi 14 LSU 12
November 1, 1958 Baton Rouge LSU 14 Mississippi 0
October 31, 1959 Baton Rouge LSU 7 Mississippi 3
January 1, 1960 New Orleans (Sugar Bowl) Mississippi 21 LSU 0
October 29, 1960 Oxford Mississippi 6 LSU 6
November 4, 1961 Baton Rouge LSU 10 Mississippi 7
November 3, 1962 Baton Rouge Mississippi 15 LSU 7
November 2, 1963 Baton Rouge Mississippi 37 LSU 3
October 31, 1964 Baton Rouge LSU 11 Mississippi 10
October 30, 1965 Jackson Mississippi 23 LSU 0
October 29, 1966 Baton Rouge Mississippi 17 LSU 0
November 29, 1967 Jackson Mississippi 13 LSU 13
November 2, 1968 Baton Rouge Mississippi 27 LSU 24
November 1, 1969 Jackson Mississippi 26 LSU 23
December 5, 1970 Baton Rouge LSU 61 Mississippi 17
October 30, 1971 Jackson Mississippi 24 LSU 22
November 4, 1972 Baton Rouge LSU 17 Mississippi 16
November 3, 1973 Jackson LSU 51 Mississippi 14
November 2, 1974 Baton Rouge LSU 24 Mississippi 0
November 1, 1975 Jackson Mississippi 24 LSU 13
October 30, 1976 Baton Rouge LSU 45 Mississippi 0
October 29, 1977 Jackson LSU 28 Mississippi 21
November 4, 1978 Baton Rouge LSU 30 Mississippi 8
November 3, 1979 Jackson LSU 28 Mississippi 24
November 1, 1980 Baton Rouge LSU 38 LSU 16
October 31, 1981 Jackson Mississippi 27 LSU 27
October 30, 1982 Baton Rouge LSU 45 Mississippi 8
October 29, 1983 Jackson Mississippi 27 LSU 24
November 3, 1984 Baton Rouge LSU 32 Mississippi 29
November 2, 1985 Jackson LSU 14 Mississippi 0
November 1, 1986 Baton Rouge Mississippi 21 LSU 19
October 31, 1987 Jackson LSU 42 Mississippi 13
October 29, 1988 Baton Rouge LSU 31 Mississippi 20
November 4, 1989 Oxford LSU 35 Mississippi 30
November 3, 1990 Baton Rouge Mississippi 19 LSU 10
November 2, 1991 Jackson LSU 25 Mississippi 22
October 31, 1992 Jackson Mississippi 32 LSU 0
October 30, 1993 Baton Rouge LSU 19 Mississippi 17
October 29, 1994 Oxford Mississippi 34 LSU 21
November 11, 1995 Baton Rouge LSU 38 Mississippi 9
November 16, 1996 Oxford LSU 39 Mississippi 7
November 26, 1997 Baton Rouge Mississippi 36 LSU 21
October 31, 1998 Oxford Mississippi 37 LSU 31
October 30, 1999 Baton Rouge Mississippi 42 LSU 23
November 11, 2000 Oxford LSU 20 Mississippi 9
October 27, 2001 Baton Rouge Mississippi 35 LSU 24
November 23, 2002 Baton Rouge LSU 14 Mississippi 13
November 22, 2003 Oxford LSU 17 Mississippi 14
November 20, 2004 Baton Rouge LSU 27 Mississippi 24
November 19, 2005 Oxford LSU 40 Mississippi 7
November 18, 2006 Baton Rouge LSU 23 Mississippi 20
November 17, 2007 Oxford LSU 41 Mississippi 24
November 22, 2008 Baton Rouge Mississippi 31 LSU 13
November 21, 2009 Oxford Mississippi 25 LSU 23
November 20, 2010 Baton Rouge LSU 43 Mississippi 36
November 19, 2011 Oxford LSU 52 Mississippi 3

Notable Games

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  • 1959 - Billy Cannon's Halloween Night Run—Late in the game between #1 LSU and #3 Ole Miss, LSU was trailing 3-0. Then Billy Cannon returned a punt 89 yards for a TD, breaking seven tackles. The Rebels then drove down the field but were stopped on the LSU 1 yard line as the game ended resulting in a 7-3 victory for LSU in Tiger Stadium. The Rebels would get revenge however in the Sugar Bowl by whipping the Bayou Bengals 21-0 and were declared national champions by several polls.
  • 1960 - LSU fought Ole Miss to a 6-6 tie which was the Johnny Rebs only blemish (9-0-1) en route to a 1960 National Title and were awarded the Grantland Rice trophy by the Football Writers Association of America.
  • 1972 - Jones to Davis;. "The Night The Clock Stopped" -- #6 LSU survived an upset bid from unranked Ole Miss in Tiger Stadium by winning the game on a TD pass from QB Bert Jones to RB Brad Davis. Ole Miss fans say the 1972 contest featured a few seconds of free football. The Tigers trailed the Rebels 16-10 with four seconds to play and the ball on the Ole Miss ten yard line. After a short incompletion by Jones to Jimmy LeDoux at the goal line, the game clock still showed one second remaining. The Tigers used the precious second to win the game on the "last play," 17-16. The home-clock advantage inspired a sign at the Louisiana state line reading, "You are now entering Louisiana. Set your clocks back four seconds."
  • 1989 - The 1989 contest in Oxford proved to have a much different flavor than most college football games. It was played on Nov. 4, one week removed from Ole Miss's Chucky Mullins career-ending injury. The student body passed buckets around the stadium to a then record crowd of 42,700 at Vaught-Hemingway stadium. In excess of $150,000 dollars was raised for the Mullins fund. A very emotional and passionate crowd watched as the Rebels nearly pulled off a miraculous comeback of 21 points against the Tigers, only to have the ball intercepted in the end zone in the waning seconds. LSU prevailed 35-30
  • 1997 - The Rebels upset then #7 LSU 36-21 one week after the Tigers shocked the then top-ranked Florida Gators. It would spark a three game winning streak against the Tigers, including a thrilling overtime victory in 1998 (37-31).
  • 2003 - Ole Miss entered the game an undefeated 6-0 in SEC conference play while LSU entered the game with only a loss to Florida. The winner of this game would represent the SEC West in the SEC Championship game in Atlanta. If Ole Miss won, they would be the outright SEC West champion and would go to Atlanta. If LSU won, both teams would be SEC West co-champions but LSU would go to Atlanta. LSU won the game, which was played before the then all-time record crowd to ever watch an on-campus football game in Mississippi. LSU then went on to win both the Southeastern Conference championship in Atlanta and the BCS national championship.
  • 2008 - Ole Miss beat #18 LSU 31-13 in Baton Rouge to snap a 6-game losing streak to LSU and to win the first ever Magnolia Bowl trophy.
  • 2009 - With 9 seconds remaining, down by 2 (25-23) on 4th and 26, LSU completes a 40-yard pass to the Ole Miss 6, and left one second on the clock. However, with no timeouts, they simply did not have enough time to execute any sort of play as time expired before LSU could even get off a snap. Oddly enough, LSU was attempting to spike the ball. Ole Miss prevailed for their first win at home against LSU since 1998(see 1997).



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