Head coach Norman Joseph opened his seventh campaign as the head coach of the Mississippi College Choctaws when they hosted Millsaps in the 12th annual “Backyard Brawl” at Robinson-Hale Stadium. The 50th game between the Choctaws and the Majors kicked off at 7 p.m., with rain pouring like crazy and wind blowing amidst Tropical Storm Lee’s winds. However, that did not stop our Choctaws from total domination.
Before this game, the Choctaws had won two games in-a-row and four of the last five after a 27-23 come-from-behind victory at Millsaps last season. MC had held a 30-16-3 edge in the all-time series as the two teams met for the 50th time in the rivalry’s history. Neither team had won three straight games since the Choctaws did so from 1948-50, until now anyway.
Senior quarterback Tommy Reyer scampered in from eight yards out in the first overtime to give the Choctaws a 33-27 win over Millsaps in the 12th annual “Backyard Brawl” at Robinson-Hale Stadium on Saturday night. Overtime was forced when Millsaps missed a 37-yard field goal to end regulation. The Majors took the first possession of extra time and turned the ball over on downs.
The “Backyard Brawl” has been proven to be one of the top rivalry games in Division III. The Choctaws have now won five of the last six meetings against the Majors with the last three being by a total of 11 points.
Be sure to come support your Choctaws as they travel to Belhaven University in Jackson this Saturday, September 10th at 6:00 p.m. at H.T. Newell Field.