COLUMN: LSU fans rushing the field is a good sign for Ole Miss football
OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss fans stormed the field after beating Alabama way back in 2014, and it is a memory that many in the Oxford area will never forget. There has been a recent resurgence of field-storming by home fan bases across the country.
Tennessee fans certainly deserved the right to storm the field after beating Alabama for the first time since 2006 two weeks ago.
However, this weekend’s storming by Clemson fans after their victory over Syracuse was so unnecessary that they may have relinquished their title of the “real Death Valley” to LSU — where the other field-storming occurred.
Following the Tigers’ 45-20 win over Ole Miss on Saturday, the home fans swarmed the field.
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— Bradley Troche (@BRADCASHNOW) October 23, 2022
As telling as these moves were for the home teams, the storming in Baton Rouge should give Ole Miss fans a sense of hope for the future, even though the Rebels are coming off their first loss of the 2022 campaign.
Whether opposing fan bases like it or not, the Ole Miss Rebel football program is back in the spotlight and a force to be reckoned with. The field-storming by LSU fans on Saturday was a sign of respect for the powerhouse that Lane Kiffin is in the process of building in Oxford.
Some LSU fans are mad at the storming because of the respect it gives to Ole Miss for being a great team. As bad as the loss was in Baton Rouge, Saturday was a proud moment for the image of the Rebel football program and telling for what the future holds.
Now, there are no moral victories here as far as the game is concerned, and the Rebels must rebound versus Texas A&M to stay in contention in the SEC West. That’s the reality of the current situation surrounding Kiffin’s squad. However, Rebel fans, this is a great time for Oxford and Ole Miss.
This team will lose games in the future. That is inevitable. But, if these losses warrant a storming of the field by opposing fans, welcome them. It means Ole Miss football is in a great place!
Trevor is a senior at Ole Miss pursuing a degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Sports Communication and Promotion. He has previous experience covering sports for another site, including a variety of Ole Miss sports. Growing up in New Orleans, La., he has the Pelicans and Saints running through his blood. He also grew up in an LSU family, but his love for Ole Miss continues to grow. Trevor hopes to cover sports back in his hometown after college. Laissez les bons temps rouler!