Check out these Egg Bowl prop bets

Despite the familial vibes of Thanksgiving, it won’t be one happy family on the gridiron on Thanksgiving Day as the college football rivalry between the Ole Miss Rebels and Mississippi State Bulldogs is so bitter that helmets often go flying and unsportsmanlike conduct between players could end with more than one ejection.

The heated rivalry between the Ole Miss Rebels and Mississippi State Bulldogs will flare once again on Thanksgiving Day. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. ET at Vaught–Hemingway Stadium in Oxford and will once again receive primetime coverage from ESPN.

Betting options at BetUS Sporstbook begin with the traditional points pread and total (also known as the over/under) - Ole Miss is the favorite –2 ½ on the point spread and the total is pegged at 61 ½ points.

But there are also a few interesting betting options – known as ‘prop’ bets – where you can bet, for example, if Bulldogs’ quarterback Jaxson Dart (-130 favorite) or Revels’ quarterback Will Rogers will have their helmet ripped off first (Dart is currently favored at –130 to be the first to lose his helmet).

Some ‘fighting’ background

During last year’s Egg Bowl, Ole Miss linebacker Mark Robinson was ejected for targeting in the fourth quarter against Mississippi State, after a hit on Mississippi State quarterback Will Rogers.

Back in 2008 four players were ejected from the Egg Bowl after a fight at the end of the third quarter. Every player on both teams received an unsportsmanlike penalty. Mississippi State's Willie Gay Jr., Jamal Peters and Cameron Dantzler and Ole Miss' C.J. Moore were ejected. Gay was ejected because he had an unsportsmanlike penalty earlier in the game.

This year – and after requests from customers – BetUS is now offering odds on which team will be the first to have a player ejected (both teams are at even odds of –120)N as well as how many players will get ejected in total (over/under 2 ½ players are priced evenly).

Coaches seems to get along

With the arrival of Mike Leach and Lane Kiffin, the historic Egg Bowl has grown in attendance both at Vaught-Hemingway and Davis Wade Stadium along with viewership on television.

So far, Kiffin holds a 2-0 lead over the Bulldogs since his arrival in Oxford, including last year 31-21 victory that completed the Rebels' first 10-win regular season in program history.

Although the coaches Leach and Kiffin haven’t embraced the heated rivalry in the same way as some previous coaches, we shouldn’t expect anything as cordial on the field this evening.   

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