“LSU DBs kept telling us `We’re so tired, we’re so tired’,” Mitchell said. “We were laughing it off, but Coach (Leach) came up to us (during LSU’s timeout). He saw they (LSU) were tired. He knew all of us were in good shape, so he wanted to take a shot. A perfect ball and I ran a good route.”
Yeah, I know Stingley was out and LSU was thin in the defensive backfield, but, still, to hear that Mississippi State was physically wearing anyone out is a little surprising — that it was LSU, even a little jarring.