Jacksonville State Gamecocks Defeat Ole Miss In 2OT
Jacksonville State scored an amazing come-from-behind double overtime win against Mississippi, 49-48.
The Mississippi Rebels led the Jacksonville Gamecocks 31-10 at the end of the first half. The Gamecocks clawed their way back by outscoring the Rebels 3-0 in the third quarter and 21-3 in the fourth to force overtime.
Towards the end of the second overtime, Coty Blanchard hurled a touchdown pass 30 yards long to Kevyn Cooper on 4th and 15, inching to close the Rebels’ lead at 48-47.
In the last play, Blanchard lobbed a 2-point conversion to Calvin Middleton towards the end zone giving the Gamecocks the lead and the win in a wild and crazy game.
Jacksonville coach Jack Crowe made the call to execute the winning play, thinking that another game extension would only eventually lead into a win for Ole Miss. “I just didn’t think we could play defense again,” Crowe said.
Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt considers this the worst loss of his career.Follow us on Twitter to get free up-to-date news via tweets from the World Correspondents, or you can subscribe to us by entering your e-mail below. You can confirm your free subscription by clicking the confirmation link that will be sent to your e-mail address. Once you've confirmed, then you're good to go.