While it is hard to imagine an SEC West champion finishing the season with an 8-5 record, Mississippi State did just that in 1998. The Bulldogs finished the regular season 8-3 before losing in the SEC championship to eventual national champion Tennessee and in the Cotton Bowl to Texas.
Along the way, the Bulldogs went 6-2 in the SEC, and they also picked up wins against Memphis and East Tennessee.
To get to this moment in the game, the Bulldogs made a furious rally in the final minutes of the fourth quarter.
Saying this was a close field goal is a little bit of an understatement, but all that mattered was the officials (who had the best view for all the doubters) put both arms up in the air.