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Published on October 4th, 2014 | by Carver Rayburn


Historic victory triggers celebration on Field, at Square, in State, through Universe


Ole Miss students brought a section of the goal post from Vaught-Hemingway Stadium to the Oxford Square after the Rebels beat the top ranked Alabama Crimson Tide, 23-17. Here they are on South 11 Street, in front of The Library Sports Bar. Photograph by Max McDonaldson.

When you love a team, a school and a family as much as the Rebel Nation loves Ole Miss, you don’t cry when they lose, you cry after a historic win. So, the question is: Were there tears of joy in Oxford on Saturday evening? You better believe it. And so it goes. And so it lives. And so it is.

Barry Wilmore, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station, watches the Ole Miss/Alabama game Saturday. (Photo: NASA)

Barry Wilmore, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station, watches the Ole Miss/Alabama game Saturday. (Photo: NASA)

Down by a score with just over six minutes to play, the offense, defense and special teams converged into a triune force and Ole Miss football was reborn. A statement drive led by highly criticized signal caller Bo Wallace to tie the game. A fumble recovery by Kailo Moore on the ensuing kickoff leading to the go ahead score. A sealed with a kiss interception by defensive back Senquez Golson.

“This isn’t the end of it all,” wide receiver Laquon Treadwell told reporters after the historic victory. “The is just the beginning.”

Final Score:
No. 11 Ole Miss 23
No. 1 Alabama 17

For final stats click HERE

In the wake of a 23-17 win over No.1 Alabama, the celebration continues and the goal post takes a tour of Oxford. 

Superstar singer Katy Perry was asked to be the guest picker on ESPN College GameDay, and she was the only one to pick the Ole Miss Rebels to beat the Alabama Crimson Tide. You gotta give it to her, she got it right, and tonight’s all about celebration!

Here’s Katy chugging a beer and stage diving at Funkys on the Oxford, Mississippi Square. Are you telling me you don’t wish it was you?!?

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About the Author

Carver Rayburn was born and raised an Ole Miss Rebel in Oxford, Mississippi. He has worked for many newspapers and magazines in both editorial and advertising, including OffBeat Magazine, The Hattiesburg American, The Meridian Star, The Neshoba Democrat, The Madison County Journal, The Clarke County Tribune, The New Albany Gazette, Southeastern Football Saturdays, and Rebel Yell. He currently lives in New Orleans and has a four-year-old son, Hart. You can contact Carver at carverrayburn@hotmail.com.

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