Mississippi State 30 for 30: Top Play No. 24 -- C. J. Sirmones is Still Open

There may not have been a more exciting season to be a Mississippi State fan than 1999. No, it did not lead to the SEC Championship Game, but it did have a bunch of heart stopping finishes. The Egg Bowl, which looked like a win for the Ole Miss Rebels turned quickly when Wayne Madkin found C. J. Sirmones wide open on the 15 yard line.

The 1999 Mississippi State season saw many games come down to the closing minutes with the Bulldogs needing to find a little magic to pull out a victory. The Battle for the Golden Egg proved no different.

Ole Miss held a 20-13 lead with under two minutes to play with Mississippi State facing a third and three. Wayne Madkin got the three yards and a whole lot more when he connected with a wide open C. J. Sirmones on the 15-yard line. Sirmones took the ball and scampered to the end zone to tie the game. Everyone knows what followed.

The best part might be listening to Mike Tirico. Think he was into this game?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join For Whom the Cowbell Tolls

You must be a member of For Whom the Cowbell Tolls to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at For Whom the Cowbell Tolls. You should read them.

Join For Whom the Cowbell Tolls

You must be a member of For Whom the Cowbell Tolls to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at For Whom the Cowbell Tolls. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker