Friday, January 02, 2009

Ole Miss Wins The Cotton Bowl 47 to 34..How Sweet This Victory Is!

DALLAS (AP) -- Ole Miss isn't just the team that handed Florida its only loss. These Rebels are seriously on the rise. No. 20 Mississippi overcame an early deficit and beat No. 7 Texas Tech 47-34 in the final Cotton Bowl played in the stadium of the same name. It came behind Jevan Snead's passing, Dexter McCluster's squirming runs and some big returns by Marshay Green. The Red Raiders (11-2) converted a pair of early turnovers into a 14-0 lead, but Snead led the Rebels to touchdowns on their next three drives, followed by a go-ahead field goal shortly before halftime. Once Green returned an interception 65 yards for a touchdown early in the third quarter, Ole Miss (9-4) was well on its way to capping coach Houston Nutt's first season in grand style. This was Mississippi's sixth straight win, matching its longest streak since 2003. That's when Eli Manning was a senior. That also was the last time the Rebels had been to a bowl. This was the 73rd Cotton Bowl and the last in its namesake home. The game is moving next year to the $1.1 billion stadium being built by the Dallas Cowboys. The bowl founder's widow handled the pregame coin toss and the dates 1937 and 2009 were painted on the field between the words, "Celebrating 73 years."

10 comments:

Kittrell Media said...

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Marty

Southern Lady said...

Jon, we were pulling for the Rebels yesterday and enjoyed the game tremendously. They made the SEC proud, as did our LSU Tigers!

I appreciate your kind words about my blog and want you to know that I think yours is one of the most elegant blogs I've seen. Your love for Mississippi and Vicksburg shines through your awesome photos, and your gracious words never cease to inspire me.

Sincerely,

Janie

Jon said...

Marty,
Thanks for dropping by. I have admired your photos for years and if I had any wall space left in this small cottage, which unfortunately I don't, I would be displaying some of your magnificent work. Welcome to Blogger....your new blog is off to a good start, and I look forward to following it regularly.

Janie, I appreciate your kind words and compliments.Thanks for pulling for Ole Miss yesterday. My father and his sister and a jillion of my Louisiana relatives and friends went to LSU, and so I always root for LSU when they play against any team other than Ole Miss. Geaux tigers! Hotty Toddy!

Anonymous said...

Hotty Toddy there Jon!

A very happy Rebel is writing this comment.. what-a-game..

great site you have here, though..

here's looking to 2009!

-peter
OxfordMississippi.com
Oxford Mississippi.com

Steve Buser said...

I really enjoyed the game. What a showing.

Halcyon said...

I'm glad your Rebels won. I was jumping up and down last night when the Texas Longhorns pulled off a victory in the last minute!

Jean said...

I was sad to hear about the fact that there won't be anymore games at the Cotton Bowl. I remember being a wee child and going to a Cowboys game with my dad, freezing up there in the high seats and not being able to see anything everytime folks stood up to cheer! Congrats on your team winning!

LPM said...

Jon

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Hotty Totty

LPM

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