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Last-second field goal leads Mississippi past No. 6 LSU, 27-24

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— Mississippi kicker Andrew Ritter said his game-winning, 41-yard field-goal attempt felt good off his foot. Then he watched with dread as it started drifting right. By the time it reached the uprights, it was dangerously close.

The senior held his breath. So did the rest of the crowd at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

It sailed through with two seconds left on the clock and about a foot to spare. It was the finishing touch on Mississippi's 27-24 upset victory over No. 6 Louisiana State on Saturday night.

"Can you believe it?" Ritter asked.

It was a happy ending for Ole Miss (4-3, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) after the Rebels let a 17-point lead slip away as LSU's Zach Mettenberger connected with Jarvis Landry for a four-yard touchdown pass play to tie it at 24-24 with 3:19 remaining. But the Rebels responded with a methodical, 14-play drive that ended in Ritter's field goal with two seconds remaining.

Bo Wallace completed 30 of 39 passes for 346 yards and Jaylen Walton rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns for the Rebels.

LSU (6-2, 3-2) nearly pulled off the comeback, but couldn't overcome a rough game by Mettenberger.

 

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