Beasts of the South: MISSISSIPPI

What a weekend for the state of Mississippi. Both SEC schools unbeaten, both now ranked inside the top 5.

Whether you are hailing state after they demolished #6Texas A and M or hotting your toddy as Ole Miss comes from behind the defeat #2 University of Alabama; the state of Mississippi celebrated all night long.

They were awoken to the knowledge that MSU are ranked third while Ole Miss are fourth. Mississippi State embarassed the then 6th-ranked Aggies 48-31. Add this to their defeat of LSU in Baton Rouge last weekend, the Bulldogs are living up to their pre-season national championship hype. 

Ole Miss showed even more composure after trailing Alabama 14-3 at the half and did not allow the Tide a single point in the fourth quarter as the Rebels scored 2 touchdowns to end the game with a 23-17 win. Even Katy Perry celebrated the win. She must be a good luck charm.

It is great to one of the poorest states standing so tall in a major football conference. What is even greater to see Coach Mullen and Coach Freeze taking ownership of the state and creating such a strong sense of school and state pride .


This weekend provides more tests at Mississippi State host #2 Auburn while Ole miss faces the 14th-ranked Texas A and M aggies.


Hail State, Hotty Toddy.