Halloween Havoc

  • LSU

  • Ole Miss


Oct. 31, 1959: A game defined by Billy Cannon. No. 1 LSU trailed No. 3 Ole Miss 3-0 in the fourth quarter -- and even that small deficit seemed insurmountable against a defense that allowed just three TDs all season. But Cannon fielded a punt at the LSU 11-yard line and eluded six Ole Miss tacklers on the way to the end zone. The Rebs got revenge in a 21-0 Sugar Bowl win two months later, but the damage was done. ESPN's Ed Hinton once opined that this loss changed the course of his state's history for the worse.