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Ole Miss vs. MS State: The rivalry began Friday

PEARL, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The rivalry between Ole Miss and Miss State kicked off Friday.

A full day before the tradition-rich battle for the golden egg Saturday in Oxford.

The athletic departments of both schools hosted a "Red Kettle Egg Bowl" at Bass Pro Shop in Pearl to raise funds for the Salvation Army.

Dueling ringers were decked out in Ole Miss and State gear. Each trying to beat the other and score dollars for charity from Black Friday shoppers.

Eagles and Texas A & M Aggies even made a red kettle donation!

Marsha: "You're a Southern fan putting money in there for Ole Miss".

"That's right. Somebody's gotta win. We can't do it down in Hattiesburg that's for sure. We'll see you later Coach Johnson. Have a good trip," said a Southern Miss fan.

Marsha: "You guys whipped up on Ole Miss didn't you?"

"Well a little bit, we tried first year in the SEC. We had to make a showing. I'm pulling for Mississippi State tomorrow," added a MS State fan.

Marsha: "Woah your at the Ole Miss side. I know I don't care. I'm out of state pulling for State tomorrow. Hail State," added State fan.

As the shoppers came and went, one by one they opened their wallets and hearts to help others in need. And with sportsman like conduct said, may the best team win."

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