Saturday was a long time coming for junior cornerback Charles Sawyer. Ole Miss is back in the…
Ole Miss cleared a major hurdle Saturday night. It had been three seasons since Ole Miss hoisted the Golden Egg. Three seasons with its fans and players inundated with rhetoric from its in-state rival. Three seasons of not-so-close rivalry games; games Mississippi State put far more emphasis on than did Ole Miss. That all changed. Final: Ole Miss 41, Mississippi State 24. A blowout. Ole Miss bowl eligible for the first time since 2009, punching its ticket in the final game of the regular season, and the Rebels did it in style. Their start wasn't pretty, including three turnovers and a kickoff return for a touchdown in the first half. But the second half? Flawless. When Bo Wallace hit Vince Sanders for a 16-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter, his fifth touchdown pass in the game, Mississippi State fans flocked to the exits. A raucous collection of Ole Miss fans only cheered more. Because this game was a long time coming. This game encompassed all the...
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