The Ole Miss Rebels faced the LSU Tigers on Saturday in a collegiate football game they had to win to keep their chances of qualifying for the SEC Championship alive after faltering last week. With a few seconds left in that exhilarating game, the No. 20 Ole Miss football team defeated the No. 13 LSU football team 55-49 to secure one of the biggest victories of the Lane Kiffin era.
However, following the thrilling victory, the fans of Ole Miss Rebels could not pull themselves together and the victory left the fans on the edge of their seat.
Ole Miss beat LSU
The Ole Miss Rebels and LSU Tigers are ranked in the top 25 teams, hence the tension of the game was beyond description. However, the Rebels showed their spirit on both sides of the ball in a convincing manner.
Quinson Justin’s four-yard pass from Jaxson Dart assisted the Rebels to be in the lead position with 7-0. The Tigers did their utmost to bounce back and finally did so after Brian Thomas made a 20-yard pass from Jayden Daniels. Ole Miss ended the first quarter with a 14-point lead.
From the beginning of the second quarter, the Tigers seemed adamant to accept a loss against the Rebels and decreased the lead soon. Both the teams’ performances were noteworthy and the quarter ended 31-28 and they carried the intense competition till the end of the match.
On the offensive line, the Rabels failed to exert enough pressure to frighten Daniels. He produced virtually flawless passes to covered receivers for touchdowns on three separate occasions in the first half.
Whatever the situation, the Rebels had Dart to equal Daniels’ impressive performance, especially considering how he played toward the end of the game.
With less than a minute left in the game, Dart led the Rebels down the field for an 88-yard touchdown drive that ended with a 13-yard pass to Louisiana native Tre Harris. In addition to rushing for 50 yards and a rushing touchdown, Dart completed 26 of his 39 passes for 389 yards and four touchdowns.
In the last seconds of the game, Chris Hilton was unable to intercept Daniels’ ball because of his poor reaction time, and it gave Ole Miss a 55-49 victory that evening.
Fans rejoice with Ole Miss players on the field
The last time Ole Miss defeated LSU was on October 23, 2021, when the Ole Miss Rebels beat the unclassified LSU Tigers, 31-17. So, for the Ole Miss players, the triumph was like a dream come true.
After the victory, Ole Miss players were surrounded by cheering supporters who wanted to thank them and show their admiration for the team’s amazing performance.
The moment was unforgettable for the Ole Miss players as they collectively celebrated the victory and the supporters flocked to the field.
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