Ole Miss — and to be fair — Mississippi State have made it big time, to the cover of Sports Illustrated this week that is.
Click here to see what we’re talking about. Here is how the rise of the Magnolia State in college football is described on Sports Illustrated on SI.com right now:
Last Saturday, the state of Mississippi held its collective breath as its top two college football teams attempted to make a loud statement and join the college football playoff discussion.
By 6 p.m. Central Time, Ole Miss and Mississippi State had pulled off impressive — and possibly historic — wins. Mississippi State thrashed Texas A&M 48-31. (The week before, the Bulldogs scored a 34-29 win over then No. 8 LSU). The Rebels’ 23-17 victory over second-ranked Alabama broke a 10-game losing streak against the Tide.
The victories vaulted the teams into a tie for third in this week’s AP Poll and threw the SEC West and the college football landscape into upheaval. And neither team can rest just yet: undefeated Auburn visits Starkville on Saturday, while Ole Miss goes to College Station to face Texas A&M.
For one weekend at least, the Magnolia State was front and center of the college football universe and it did not disappoint.
HottyToddy.com staff report.
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