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Ole Miss fined $100K for fans storming field after upset over LSU

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Ole Miss fans stormed the field to celebrate the team's 55-49 victory over LSU (photo courtesy of UM Athletics)

The University of Mississippi has been fined for fans storming the field after the football team’s win over LSU on Saturday night.

According to a Monday morning announcement from the Southeastern Conference (SEC), Ole Miss will have to pay a $100,000 fine for violating a league policy that works to ensure the safety of student-athletes, coaches, and other on-field personnel.

If Rebel fans storm the field again this season, the next fine will be $250,000. A third offense would lead to a $500,000 penalty.

Ole Miss upset the Tigers by a score of 55-49 in front of a record-breaking crowd of 66,703 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium with head coach Lane Kiffin giving credit to the fans after the signature victory.

“For them to show up today after us losing [against Alabama] and set the record for highest attendance in school history for a game – we say, ‘do things better than they’ve ever been done before,’ it’s a motto we have – that’s awesome,” Kiffin said.

The No. 16 Rebels will be back in action this Saturday against Arkansas with kickoff set for 6:30 p.m. CT in Oxford. The game can be watched on the SEC Network or listened to on participating SuperTalk Mississippi stations.

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