If you happened to hit the bed early on Thursday night, you missed what will undoubtedly go down as one of the best games of the year and an instant classic.
Ole Miss erased an 11-point second half deficit to take a 32-28 lead over Vanderbilt at the 9:05 mark in the fourth quarter. With their backs against the wall and just over 1:30 remaining, the Commodores struck on a 34-yard touchdown pass from Austyn Carta-Samuels to Steven Scheu.
The crowd went absolutely nuts as it looked like Vandy was going to be able to pull off the victory on opening night.
Less than 20 seconds later, with just over 1:00 minute remaining in the game, Rebels running back Jeff Scott took the handoff for an explosive, 75-yard run to win the game, 39-35.
Coach Hugh Freeze and his seemingly endless supply of talented young studs in Oxford were able to storm into Vanderbilt and take down a well-coached, well-disciplined James Franklin team.
Do you think fans in Hotty Toddy land are fired up? Yeah, fans are fired up according to this GIF.
Buckle up, it’s going to be a fun season.
[GIF via MockSession]