By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
There was an on-field melee between the Ole Miss Rebels and the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Thanksgiving night. This led to several players being ejected.
There were punches thrown in the melee. One Rebels player had his helmet ripped off his head.
The incident happened at the end of the third quarter.
The Bulldogs were leading 28-3 at the time of the melee. Personal fouls were called on all the players on the field at the time of the incident.
Rebels senior cornerback C.J. Moore was ejected. This is not how he is going to want to remember his final game at Ole Miss.
Mississippi State senior cornerback Jamal Peters was ejected. Sophomore Cameron Dantzler was dismissed, as was linebacker Willie Gay Jr.
The touchdown that the Rebels had scored prior to the incident was called back. After further review, it was determined that the touchdown was called back as the play clock had reached zero before the play happened.
This is the regular-season finale. This incident may have ramifications in the Bulldogs upcoming Bowl game and next season for the Rebels.
Each person, who was ejected, may get suspended for their team’s next game. for the Bulldogs. After the reviewing the fight, the SEC could handle out more suspensions, which may cause one or more Rebels players — if there is any new suspensions — to be suspended in the first game of the 2019 season.
These suspensions will be attempted at a later date. This was a bad look for the Southeastern Conference on national television in the Egg Bowl.