The 2017 Ole Miss football schedule was released on Tuesday Night, although the Rebels still have one non-conference game yet to be announced.
Ole Miss had already announced three games before the SEC conference office released the rest of the 2017 slate. The Rebels had announced games on September 2 versus South Alabama, September 9 versus Tennessee-Martin and September 16 at California.
Here is the full 2017 schedule with one game to be added at a later date:
September 2: vs. South Alabama
September 9: vs. Tennessee- Martin
September 16: at California
September 30: at Alabama
October 7: at Auburn
October 14: vs. Vanderbilt
October 21: vs. LSU
October 28: vs. Arkansas
November 4: at Kentucky
November 11: vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
November 18: vs. Texas A&M
November 23 (Thanksgiving): at Mississippi State
There are a few interesting things to take away from the schedule.
The Rebels will play South Alabama for the first time in school history as the Jaguars just started their program seven years ago.
Ole Miss will play it’s first ever Pac-12 Conference opponent when it travels to Berkeley to face California. The Rebels will also play the Alabama schools in back-to-back games on the road for the first time since 2013.
Ole Miss will travel to Lexington as it’s rotating SEC East opponent. This will be the first time the Rebels have played Kentucky since the 2011 season.
Lastly, the most notable item on the schedule is the Egg Bowl is moving back to Thanksgiving. It has been reported that this is for both the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
The last time Ole Miss and Mississippi State played on Thanksgiving was in 2013 when MSU won 17-10 in overtime.