Nov. 19, 1983 was a date that will live in infamy in the Egg Bowl series, better known as the “Immaculate Deflection.”
Mississippi State freshman kicker Artie Cosby lined up for a 27-yd FG attempt with the Bulldogs trailed Ole Miss 24-23 with just 24 seconds left in the game.
Crosby booted it straight and long and seemingly good, and Sate fans began to celebrate. But just as the ball reached the goalposts, a 40-mph gust of wind blew the football back from reaching the crossbar, suspending the ball as the Voice of the Rebels David Kellum described, as if “on a pinwheel.”
Ole Miss fans went crazy as the Rebels celebrated a 24-23 win in front of a Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium crowd of 59,758 in a game that State completely dominated for three quarters.
The Bulldogs led 23-7 with 4:54 left in the 3rd quarter. But in the end, the Immaculate Deflection was the difference.
Relive the moments here, courtesy of Ole Miss Sports Productions.