PHOTO: Tweeted out by Mississippi State
OXFORD, Miss.–A heartbreaking loss for Mississippi State means a cool win for Ole Miss, but now both teams are looking at a bowl game ahead. The Golden Egg is in Oxford this year after Saturday’s 31 to 17 victory over MSU.
The loss to the Rebs likely ended State’s hopes for the playoffs.
But, it was the first time in school history they had a 10 win record for a season, and they will nlikely go to a bowl game.
Ole Miss’s defense was what stopped State. Quarterback Bo Wallace only completed 13 of 30 passes. He played with a sprained ankle.
“They just did what they’ve done all year,” said Coach Hugh Freeze. “It’s hard to score points on ’em.”
News Mississippi asked analyst Richard Cross what’s ahead for both teams.
“Now both teams sit and wait,” he said. “On Dec. 7 bowl games will be announced for all SEC teams. It’s likely that both the Rebels and the Bulldogs will be headed to the Sunshine State.”
Ole Miss finished 9-3, while State finished 10-2.
There was a report Sunday that Florida was courted Freeze with a possible $4.3 million contract. Ole Miss is looking to keep him and may be trying to find a way to come close to a match.