Major Grudge Match: Backyard Brawl 2012
The Backyard Brawl XIII, the legendary football game featuring an age old rivalry between the Millsaps Majors and the Mississippi College Choctaws, is August 30, 2012! It will be held on the Millsaps campus at Harper Davis Field. Kick-off is at 7:00 p.m.
The athletic rivalry between Millsaps and Mississippi College has endured through countless years, spawning such fierce competition and related pranks that the rivalry often had to be temporarily discontinued. In 1948, the photo at left appeared in the Bobashela, Millsaps' yearbook. Accompanying text states that the message appeared on the dome of the Millsaps Observatory on the occasion of the annual Major-Choctaw football clash. Perhaps particularly motivated by this message, the Majors trounced the Choctaws that year, 7-0. (Apparently, the message didn't have the effect the Choctaws had hoped. Possibly because they failed to spell the name of their arch-enemy correctly?)
The Millsaps and Mississippi College football teams faced off for the first time in more than 40 years in the fall of 2000. Millsaps won with a field goal with only 16 seconds left in the game.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Click here to purchase tickets to the Backyard Brawl XIII . Don't miss this opportunity to cheer on the Majors, visit with friends and enjoy a Majors football game steeped in tradition!