College football, or football in general, on Thanksgiving is just as traditional as turkey and dressing. But yesterday was a bit wilder than usual, especially at the Egg Bowl game between Mississippi State and the University of Mississippi.
While full of highlights, it was a play at the end of the game that left fans in the dog house, when a dumb mistake by an Ole Miss player cost them the game.
The Rebels, down 21-14 late in the fourth quarter and driving. Thanks to a couple of calls that went their way, they were able to get to the RedZone with one last play to tie the game.
They would convert with four seconds left and score what looked like the tying touchdown but wide receiver Elijah Moore took the touchdown celebration a bit too far.
After the touchdown, Moore would raise his leg like a dog and pretended to be doing well you know in the Dawgs endzone which cost the Rebels a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty which push an easy extra point back a few yards — those few yards cost Mississippi the game as they would miss the extra point that would have tied it.
The Rebels lost the game 21-20. The ending was so shocking that social media was abuzz with shock and laughter from fans and media across the country.
The 2019 Egg Bowl is the greatest ending in college football history, in that it defines all of the sport better than anything I’ve ever seen on the field.
— Steven Godfrey (@38Godfrey) November 29, 2019
Wow!!! Ole Miss loses Egg Bowl because Elijah Moore did a dog peeing celebration after scoring the game tying touchdown.
15 yard penalty pushes PAT further back, and it goes wide right!! 🤣🤣
— Emmanuel Acho (@thEMANacho) November 29, 2019
Mississippi State is bowl eligible because Ole Miss pretended to be a peeing dog pic.twitter.com/mZ0f13Z4Nd
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) November 29, 2019
OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!! ELIJAH MOORE'S PENALTY JUST COST OLE MISS!!!!!!!!!!!! THE GAME TYING EXTRA POINT IS NO GOOD!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/wwTd5OJzG5
— I'M SEEING GHOSTS (@FTBeard11) November 29, 2019
That kid decided to hike his leg like a dog taking a piss & he just cost his team, that fought back w/ a TD w/ 4 secs left, needing that XP to tie. He left their K w/ a 45yd XP try & it was no good. WHAT possessed that kid to do something that STUPID ft from an Official?
— Mike Bridges (@Jets1961) November 29, 2019
What was Moore thinking? Didn’t he learn anything from McCringleberry?