A controversial Egg Bowl call between the Ole Miss Rebels and Mississippi State Bulldogs resulted in fans throwing trash on the field.
College football rivalry week kicked off on Thanksgiving with the Ole Miss Rebels and Mississippi State Bulldogs competing for the Egg Bowl. Lately, there has been a lot of talk about contests, such as Elijah Moore’s unsportsmanlike penalty that ultimately resulted in a missed extra point in the 2019 match.
Some controversy arose in the 2022 edition. Specifically a call in the fourth quarter.
With just over seven minutes left in regulation, Rebels quarterback Jackson Dart threw a screen pass that was brought down by wide receiver Jonathan Mingo and caught by Bulldogs’ outfielder Jet Johnson. It was initially ruled an incomplete pass, but after review, the call was overturned, giving Mississippi State a fumble recovery.
A controversial call results in Ole Miss fans trashing the field
As you can see in the video above from ESPN College Football’s official Twitter account, fans at Vaught Hemingway Stadium have started throwing trash on the field. One fan was so angry after the game, that they threw a chair on the field (Video courtesy of Rivals’ Jack Byers).
At that point, the Rebels trailed the Bulldogs 24-16. On the next drive, Mississippi State fumbled, as linebacker Troy Brown forced the football out of quarterback Will Rogers’ possession.
After 15 plays, Dart threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Dayton Wade to cut the lead to 24-22 with under two minutes remaining. An Ole Miss two-point conversion attempt failed, and an onside kick attempt failed to be recovered. This allowed Mississippi State to recover and secure the victory.
The Bulldogs now own the Golden Egg Cup for the first time since 2019. Ole Miss fans will never forget this game due to the controversial call in the fourth quarter.
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