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89. Halloween Havoc

Billy Cannon's punt return sparks LSU

Oct. 31, 1959: In perhaps the most famous play in SEC history, LSU's Billy Cannon broke seven tackles in taking back a punt 89 yards for a touchdown on Halloween night to lift No. 1-ranked LSU to a 7-3 victory over No. 3-ranked Ole Miss at Tiger Stadium. He fielded the punt on the bounce at his own 11 and began shedding Ole Miss defenders before finally breaking into the clear. Cannon won the Heisman Trophy that season.

-- Chris Low