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The Best Sports in 7 Days

It's Egg Bowl week in our state. A player from Mississippi State or the University of Mississippi will have a chance to gain immortality in Bulldog-Rebel lore by making a big play on Saturday.

Thursday, Nov 26

NFL (7:30-11 p.m., NBC): If you're not in a turkey-induced coma, try to stay awake for one of the oldest rivalries in NFL history as the Chicago Bears travel to the Green Bay Packers.

Friday, Nov 27

College football (11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., ABC or ESPN2): The Houston Cougars try to stay undefeated as they push for a New Year's six bowl against the Navy Midshipmen.

Saturday, Nov 28

College football (11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., FSN): Southern Miss plays for a spot in the C-USA title game against Louisiana Tech. ... College football (6-10 p.m., ESPN2): Mississippi State and UM battle it out for state bragging rights and the Golden Egg.

Sunday, Nov 29

NFL (12-3 p.m., Fox): The New Orleans Saints are playing for draft position at this point but could spoil the Houston Texans' AFC South title hopes with a win.

Monday, Nov 30

College basketball (6-8 p.m., Big Ten Network): The Alcorn State Braves face a tough test against perennial college basketball power the Indiana Hoosiers.

Tuesday, Dec 1

College basketball (8:30-11 p.m., ESPN): Two of the top teams in the country will be worth staying up for as third-ranked Maryland takes on top-ranked North Carolina.

Wednesday, Dec 2

College basketball (7-9 p.m., SECN): Mississippi State will try to learn some defense as they face SWAC foe Texas Southern.

It has been 32 years since the wind made one of the biggest plays in Egg Bowl history. When MSU tried to kick a game-winning 24-yard field goal the wind blew the ball backward in what is known as the "Immaculate Deflection." The Rebels won 24-23.

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