Mississippi State last won a game here 22 years ago, when Don Smith’s long TD run stunned the 13th-ranked Volunteers.
It might be 22 more years – or longer – before State has an opportunity like it had Saturday. The Volunteers were reeling. They had quarterback problems and running game issues – they gained 1 yard at Georgia! – and were 2-4 overall and 0-3 in the SEC.
The Internet message boards and talk radio airwaves were filled with “Fulmer must go” chatter.
If ever there was a time for one of the SEC’s little guys to beat one of the giants on their home turf, this was it.
And the Bulldogs whiffed big-time.