In 2009, Dan Mullen took over a Mississippi State program that had not seen much success in the 2000s. In his first year, he came up half a yard short of an upset against LSU, and a blown illegal forward pass call from beating Houston to give Mississippi State 7 wins. Instead, the Bulldogs had to settle for five with a beating of Ole Miss included.
While there were blown calls against the Cougars, one thing that went right was this touchdown run by Anthony Dixon. The power, drive, stamina, and will to score such a touchdown cannot be described. One of the most fantastic runs in Mississippi State football history occurred that day in Davis-Wade Stadium.