Arkansas Is Last One Standing In 7OT Thriller

They could have played all night. Arkansas outlasted Southeastern Conference rival Mississippi, 58-56, in seven overtimes, the most extra sessions in NCAA history. The marathon affair lasted nearly 4 1/2 hours, with the teams needing more than an hour to complete the overtimes. Regulation ended in a 17-17 tie. Arkansas (5-3, 3-3 SEC West) took a 58-50 lead on Mark Pierce's two-yard TD run and Robby Hampton's conversion pass to Decori Birmingham. Eli Manning kept Mississippi's hopes alive by completing a three-yard pass to Jason Armstead on 4th-and-2 from the 6, then connected with Armstead for a three-yard TD two plays later. But the contest finally ended when Arkansas linebacker Jermaine Petty stopped Doug Ziegler a yard short on the goal line on the conversion pass. Ole Miss is now 6-2, and 3-2 in the SEC West.