Saturday, August 13, 2022

Camurati: Rebels Fight Adversity for Egg Bowl Win

After the LSU and Auburn losses, many lost faith in Coach Hugh Freeze and the Ole Miss team. When the shutout against Arkansas came only a week before the highly anticipated Egg Bowl, Rebel nation walked around with heavy hearts.
“Just make it a respectable loss,” they said.
“I just hope we score,” they said.
The atmosphere in the Grove before the Egg Bowl was as festive as ever, but the focus was on the party and not the game. More than 62,000 Rebels traveled from miles around to pack Vaught-Hemingway Stadium for its fifth largest crowd in history, and while part of the heart hoped and prayed for a win, a large part of the brain determined there was no way to walk out with a win.
The commentators said they couldn’t do it. The rest of the SEC said there was no way. Coach Hugh Freeze and his boys thought differently.

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Bo Wallace and his offensive team stormed the field and rushed down for the first touchdown of the game, and the defense shut down Heisman hopeful Dak Prescott, only allowing 17 points. The crowd quickly realized the Rebels had a fighting chance, and the red shakers never stopped waving.
The Vaught was electric as the sun set on God’s Country, and as the seconds ticked away in the fourth quarter, a win became inevitable. Hotty Toddy chants erupted from all points of the crowd, overpowering the Maroon and White, and the boys in red were constantly looking to the crowd, encouraged by the never-ending support of Rebel nation.
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Despite their season-ending injuries, Denzel Nkemdiche and Laquon Treadwell are always rolling around on the Rebel sideline with their jerseys.

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Though Bulldogs couldn’t bring their metal cowbells to the Vaught, many made cardboard copies to “ring” in the stands.

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10453436_10101479234858346_1565722902537487_nAmelia Camurati is editor-in-chief of HottyToddy.com and loves selfies with Ole Miss athletes. She can be reached at amelia.camurati@hottytoddy.com.

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