Published on November 30th, 2014 | by Newt Rayburn0
Mississippi State’s Bad Night: Egg Bowl Loss, Bus Accidents
Talk about a bad night.
Mississippi State’s best season ever came to a screeching halt last night in Oxford. Twice. Literally.
The No. 4 ranked Bulldogs had no answer to Ole Miss’ Landshark Defense Saturday evening in the Egg Bowl. The Rebels held Heisman hopeful Dak Prescott to just 48 rushing yards and the Bulldog offense to just 17 points.
Ole Miss’ offense put up 31 points on State’s defensive squad, who Head Coach Dan Mullen called “pathetic” after the game.
Clearly, it was a bad night for State, but then it got even worse. On the way out of Oxford, the team buses ran into each other near the intersection of Highways 6 and 7. The caravan had to wait on the side of the highway for a replacement bus provided by Ole Miss.
No one was hurt in the accident, but the irony is sharp.
But wait, there’s more.
The same two buses got into a second accident near the intersection of Highway 30 and North Lamar, right in front of the office of The Local Voice. The busses ran into each other yet again.
State’s vehicles were apparently being driven to Shiver’s Towing Company when the second accident occurred. A Shivers towing truck was following at the time. The accident blocked traffic on Highway 30 and White Oak Lane while a second Shivers truck came to the scene to remove them from the highway.
As smoke rose from the busses and the drivers argued in the highway, Local Voice photographers began to shoot photographs. At that point, they took notice of the attention they were attracting, abruptly driving away from the scene.