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Illustration for article titled LSU Upsets Ole Miss As Rebels Make Baffling Decision On Final Drive

No. 3 Ole Miss and No. 24 LSU played in pretty much Saturday's only interesting game, and things didn't even get exciting until the end of the fourth quarter. Trailing for most of the night, LSU took a 10-7 lead with just over five minutes to go.

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On Ole Miss's final drive, things got controversial. The Rebels had a chance to tie the game, but made the curious decision to attempt a long touchdown pass instead of a 42-yard field goal with less than 10 seconds to go. (The field goal attempt turned into 47 yards when Rebels QB Bo Wallace declined to quickly spike the ball.) Instead of a potential overtime, the game effectively ended on an LSU interception.

It will be interesting to see how the playoff picture shifts from here. For now, the state of Mississippi can still hold on to No. 1 Mississippi State as a potential national champion.

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