Ole Miss now No. 13 in AP poll; State AD commented on botched calls

Vaught Hemingway Stadium on the campus of Ole Miss.

Ole Miss climbed to number 13 in the Associated Press college football poll Sunday while Mississippi State's athletic director commented on multiple officiating errors in Saturday's loss to Memphis.

Posted: Sep 19, 2021 8:21 PM
Updated: Sep 20, 2021 8:57 AM

(WTVA) — Ole Miss climbed to No. 13 in the Associated Press college football poll Sunday while Mississippi State's athletic director commented on multiple officiating errors in Saturday's loss to Memphis.

The Rebels (3-0) easily trounced Tulane 61-21 in a game delayed by weather Saturday night in Oxford, setting the stage for a game in two weeks in Tuscaloosa against No. 1 Alabama, who escaped with a close win at Florida 31-29.


Mississippi State Director of Athletics John Cohen. Source: HailState.com.

Ole Miss will be off this coming weekend while the Crimson Tide returns home to face Southern Miss in the first season for Amory's Will Hall as head coach of the Golden Eagles.

As for MSU, athletic director John Cohen said Sunday on social media he appreciated the Southeastern Conference admitting to officiating mistakes in the 31-29 loss at Memphis.

The conference admitted the officials should not have awarded Memphis a touchdown on a 94-yard punt return late in the 4th quarter.

"It is extremely disappointing when student-athletes are not fully in control of a game's outcome, especially when taking into consideration the time, effort and resources put into an officiating system created to eliminate human error on the field whenever possible," wrote Cohen.

He concluded his statement by writing the football program's focus is now on LSU.

The Bulldogs (2-1) will host the Tigers in Starkville Saturday morning.

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