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Video: Mississippi State Loses To South Alabama As Field Goal Clangs Off Upright

A Mississippi State player on the ground following a loss to south alabama.


South Alabama beat Mississippi State on a play that the Bulldogs' kicker is going to remember for a long time.

With nine seconds left and the SEC program trailing by one, kicker Westin Graves came on the field for a 28-yard chip shot from the left hash, which would likely win the game. He clanged it off the left upright. He was 2-for-4 on the day.

South Alabama took the lead on a beautiful touchdown throw by Dallas Davis.

He finished 24-for-33 for 285 yards, two touchdowns, and 23 yards rushing. Mississippi State was a 28-point favorite at most sports books at game time. South Alabama has only had a football program since 2009, and the Jaguars moved up to FBS in 2012. The Sun Belt program went 5-7 last season. According to ESPN Stats & Info, FPI has this as the biggest college football upset in the last five seasons.

We're not sure we'd go that far—Mississippi State is an also-ran in the SEC West and is without dynamic quarterback Dak Prescott, who was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys—but it is certainly a big win for the young Jaguars program.