Controversial Ole Miss fumble recovered by Mississippi State, as Rebels fans throw trash on the field
Ole Miss fans were left furious after what they thought was an incomplete screen pass was instead ruled a backward pass and a fumble recovered by Mississippi State.
With the Rebels facing a 1st-and-10 at their own 36 trailing 24-16 with 7 minutes, 15 seconds left in regulation, Jaxson Dart threw a screen pass to Jonathan Mingo that was dropped. However, while the pass was initially ruled incomplete, Mississippi State argued that it was a backward pass and a live ball recovered by the Bulldogs. The Rebels, on their end, felt that an inadvertent whistle should have meant the play should have been dead in the first place.
Fans threw objects on the field after this play was ruled an Ole Miss fumble that was recovered by Mississippi State. pic.twitter.com/9jZ5qJhBBI
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After a review, the play was overturned in favor of the Bulldogs and ruled a Rebels fumble. And, as you can see below, Rebels fans reacted by throwing objects into the end zone. Fortunately, things didn’t escalate much further:
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The Bulldogs, though, gave it right back after a Dillon Johnson carry saw him pushed out at the 1. A fumble by Will Rogers saw it go back into the hands of the Rebels.
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