OXFORD, Miss. — As Jacksonville State’s players boogied with the marching band, and Ole Miss fans filed out of Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium i n stunned silence, only one person understood both emotions.
Tears began welling in Jack Crowe’s eyes. A flood followed in the locker room.
He felt the joy immediately. But the Jacksonville State coach also understood the agony of losing a game that can shake the faithful to the foundation.