It would not be an Egg Bowl with out issues getting bizarre.
The soccer rivalry sport between Mississippi and Mississippi State dates again over 100 years and it has been full of drama and resentment.
Thursday’s Thanksgiving duel added one other chapter to the feud within the state.
Mississippi State beat Ole Miss 24-22 at Oxford after the Rebels’ potential two-point try failed within the ultimate minutes.
It was simply the icing on the cake of a wierd final a part of the sport.
The controversy started at 7:15 of the fourth quarter, when MSU, main 24-16, was granted a waived name that was dominated a fumble on Ole Miss’ 30-yard line. The play was initially known as an incomplete move into the backfield, however was dominated a fullback, and due to this fact a dwell ball, after evaluation.
The issue, as Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin argued, was that the referees whistled as quickly because the ball hit the bottom. See for your self.
Ought to a participant assume the ball is dwell after the whistle? It is arduous to say.
Native Oxford supporters made their emotions identified by throwing beer cans and different objects onto the pitch.
Fortuitously, the fan rebellion was comparatively small and short-lived.
Play resumed with MSU rapidly shifting the ball to the 1-yard line with an opportunity to place it away successfully with a two-touchdown lead.
The oddity continued although. In wet and slippery situations, Bulldogs quarterback Will Rogers fumbled in need of the purpose line and the Rebels recovered. Led by 8 with 4:48 to play, Ole Miss nonetheless had an opportunity.
Ole Miss QB Jaxson Dart led his group on an epic 15-play, 99-yard drive capped off with a 23-yard landing strike towards Dayton Wade. Needing a two-point conversion to equalise, Dart tried a shovel move which landed harmlessly on the turf. And that capped a painful loss for the Rebels, who entered November with an 8-1 file and an out of doors shot to win SEC West.
Ole Miss completed the common season with three straight losses, together with Thursday’s loss to its rival, to fall to 8-4. MSU additionally ends the season 8-4.
With rumors swirling about Kiffin’s future at Ole Miss, this may be one hell of a strategy to finish his tenure at Oxford.
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