Another game and another rough outing for the SEC officiating crew. It appeared that Jaxson Dart threw a backwards pass, but the whistle blew the play when the ball hit the ground. After some discussion the officials decided the whistle was inadvertent and the down would be reset. But the officials realized quickly that didn’t make any sense, so they reviewed the play and determined the pass was backwards and MIssissippi State would have recovered the ball despite the fact that several players stopped when the whistle (which was allegedly accidental) blew.

Needless to say fans shared their displeasure with the play and the officiating crew in general.

Ole Miss would get the ball back, recovering a fumble at their own 1. The Rebels drove 99 yards to score a touchdown, but missed the two-point conversion and lost 24-22.