Alabama-Ole Miss has flying shoes and big finishes

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Unforgettable memories are forged on Southeastern Conference football fields. Big wins. Fantastic finishes.
Even flying footwear. That’s the first thing that pops up in the mind of Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson when he recalls last year’s meeting with Mississippi.
“Walking off the field, I was like, ‘There’s high heels on the field,”‘ Wilson said. “I couldn’t believe it. We’ve had stuff thrown at us, but not shoes.”

For such a one-sided rivalry, Alabama-Mississippi has produced some wild ones leading up to Saturday’s meeting, none moreso than last year’s controversial but fashionably shod ending.

An apparent 41-yard touchdown catch by Shay Hodge with 7 seconds left was reversed after replay officials determined Hodge ran out of bounds before catching the ball. The result was a 27-24 Alabama win and some steamed Ole Miss fans — one of whom presumably left without her pumps.

sportingnews.com
10/17/08