|First meeting||October 26, 1935|
Mississippi State Teachers, 12–0
|Latest meeting||November 24, 2012|
|All-time series||Southern Miss, 40–22–1|
|Largest victory||Southern Miss, 45–3 (1998)|
|Longest win streak||Southern Miss, 7 (1994–2000)|
|Current win streak||Memphis, 1 (2012–present)|
The Black and Blue Bowl is the name given to the Memphis–Southern Miss football rivalry between the Tigers of the University of Memphis and the Golden Eagles of the University of Southern Mississippi.
The rivalry dates back to October 26, 1935. This yearly classic garnered its name from the intense competitive nature of the contest, as well as the competing schools' colors: the black of Southern Miss and the blue of Memphis. From 1995 to 2012, both teams were members of Conference USA in the Eastern Division. The series has been dormant since Memphis accepted an invitation to join the American Athletic Conference.
|Memphis victories||Southern Miss victories||Tie games|
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