After the kickoff, little could stop the Mis'ippi State onslaught except mercy from an unlikely source, Sherrill, who could have embarrassed Ole Miss by more than the 24-9 final score. Quarterback William (Sleepy) Robinson directed the Bulldogs to a 21-0 third-quarter lead, and Sherrill needed only to wait for the postgame handshake. Brewer obliged. Then, in the locker room, Sherrill stuck the knife in and twisted. Of State's first home win over Ole Miss since 1942, Sherrill said casually, "It was not a must game for us.... It was a must game for Mississippi." He still wouldn't say Ole Miss. Neither would his constituents, who lingered in the stands, not even bothering to tell the gentry to go to hell.