- Bo Wallace wasn't about to play it safe - not even in Death Valley. The bold but risky decision ended any hope No. 3 Mississippi may have had about its first unblemished record in more than half a century. Wallace's pass was intercepted by LSU safety Ronald Martin at the 1 with 2 seconds left, and the Rebels fell 10-7 to the 24th-ranked Tigers on Saturday night. "I'm not going to talk about it," Wallace said. "One-on-one, threw it up - done." Coach Hugh Freeze said he called for a safer throw to the sideline to set up a possible tying field goal. "I thought we were plenty clear we were either going to take the flat throw or throw it out of bounds, and then try the field goal," Freeze said. "He must have felt like he had a shot at the touchdown play there. ... I wish I could do that over, for sure."
Ole Miss (7-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) was lining up for a potential tying field goal from 42 yards, but was called for delay of game. The field goal unit lined up again for a 47-yarder with 9 seconds left when LSU coach Les Miles called timeout. That's when the Rebels decided to run a play instead and Wallace threw his first interception in a Southeastern Conference game this season. Soon after, a sizeable portion of the record-tying Tiger Stadium crowd of 102, 321 streamed onto the field, celebrating around - but not dismantling - the well-guarded goal posts. "Wasn't that crowd beautiful," said LSU coach Les Miles, who led the Tigers (7-2, 3-2) out of the tunnel less than 24 hours after his 91-year-old mother, Martha, died. - AP Sports