The loss would cost Ole Miss a winning season. The Rebels were shut out by Tennessee the following week, but routed Mississippi State to close the year at 5-5.
As for LSU, its reign as an unbeaten would last just one more week. Following the 7-0 start, the Tigers finished 2-2-1 over their final five games. With a 9-2-1 final record and loss to Tennessee in the Bluebonnet Bowl, the Tigers finished No. 11 in the final AP Poll.
The controversial victory would turn the tide in the rivalry. LSU would win three straight and go 9-1-1 in its next 11 contests against the Rebels. That stretch began with a controversial win that came on this day a half-century ago.
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