Talk about adding insult to injury.
Heading into Week 13, three-loss Mississippi State, ranked 14th in the latest College Football Playoff rankings for whatever reason, was a 16-point favorite over Egg Bowl rival Ole Miss for Thursday night’s game in Starkville. The loss of starting quarterback Nick Fitzgerald to a gruesome first-half injury all but sealed the Bulldogs’ fate; A.J. Brown‘s all-game production proved to be the dagger in sealing that fate, putting an exclamation point on the Rebels’ third win in the in-state rivalry the last four years.
As to how it all ties in to the lede? The visiting Rebels decided to go all Baker Mayfield on Stark Vegas’ midfield after the win…
… not long after the same player who planted the flag hiked his leg like a dog, feigning urinating on the Davis Wade Stadium field.
There could very well be two different coaches in charge when the next Egg Bowl rolls around, but this will always be, regardless of who is on the sidelines, one of the most vitriolic rivalries in all of college sports. Or sports, period.