A month later on September 1,he was named the Panthers' starting quarterback, ahead of Derek Anderson and Clausen. In his NFL debut game on September 11,Newton was 24—37 passing for yards, two touchdowns, and one interception, in a 28—21 road loss to the Arizona Cardinals. With a quarterback rating of
A car pile-up of the bizarre and unimaginable emerged in Starkville, Mississippi, late Thursday night. It was the second time in three seasons an Ole Miss player was penalized for such an act in this game.
But this time, the stakes were higher. As he was being mocked viciously online, he was parading around as a hero in his own mind. Mississippi wide receiver Elijah Moore 8 celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Mississippi State on Thursday.
The act resulted in a yard penalty assessed on the extra point, which was missed.
When he missed, the stadium exploded in a din of celebratory cowbells. So many varying versions of urine-themed puns emerged online that this moment looms as a collegiate legacy that Moore is unlikely to outrace.
AP — Mississippi flushed away a golden chance at the Golden Egg.
Was it the Piss Six? Did Ole Miss piss the game away?
Will it be remembered as The Leg Bowl? Every imaginable pun was floated.
Could Ole Miss suspend Moore for the opener next year? The game at Baylor means forgiveness won out over accountability.
The statement ended with the most easily mockable line in the SEC, showing how tone-deaf Ole Miss officials were to being a national laughingstock. Odell Beckham brought celebratory peeing into the mainstream, as he lifted his leg in a loss to the Eagles in It was poor form in a loss, but not as directly tied to the defeat.
But all blunders in Super Bowl blowout wins are forgiven. The stakes were higher, but the bow to the sideline he was flagged for was much less offensive and could have easily not been called.
Compare that to the Egg Bowl, where there was no ambiguity about how deserving Moore was of a flag. But Luke can shoulder only so much blame here. Luke had to have spent the week preaching discipline to his team, as the Egg Bowl brawl led to four ejections and SEC commissioner Greg Sankey meeting with the athletic directors in the offseason.
If there was any ambiguity about a personal foul penalty, a flag was going to be thrown. Both coaches made that clear this week.
Mississippi State as an institution was opened in in part because of scorn for the aristocracy of Ole Miss.
The football rivalry has unfolded accordingly.
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