Throwback Thursday: Billy Cannon pushes LSU past Ole Miss


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Against No. 3-ranked Ole Miss in 1959, the LSU offense couldn't get points on the board. With two dominating defenses on the field, both offenses struggled moving the ball, yet the Rebels led 3-0.

Of course it would be the eventual Heisman Trophy winner, Billy Cannon, who would make the difference for No. 1-ranked LSU.

Cannon's 89-yard punt return for the touchdown gave the Tigers the much-needed 7-3 win and he'll be at Tiger Stadium Saturday as a guest captain. Relive the run above.

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