PARRISH ALFORD:Rebels did just what it takes – to lose

OXFORD – If you’re a south end zone ticket holder, bless your heart.
The scene must be pain-fully familiar, the opposing SEC fans pausing in celebration only long enough to taunt you before their victorious players arrive.
Then the celebration begins anew, the band plays the fight song and alma mater, and the trip home is much easier.
For them, that is.
Ole Miss lost 31-24 to South Carolina Saturday, another game in which the Rebels had the offense to win but not the savvy. It was the sixth-straight time an SEC visitor had partied in the southeast corner.
Six of those SEC losses have been by a touchdown or less. Vaught-Hemingway has become a visitor’s paradise, an oasis from the rigors of SEC travel.