Mississippi State came about as close to beating Alabama as one can possibly go without actually beating the Crimson Tide.
The Bulldogs held a lead for a good portion of the game, which was played at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville on Saturday night, before allowing two fourth-quarter touchdowns on the way to a painful 31-24 loss to the Crimson Tide, which presumably will be the top-ranked team in all rankings heading into Week 12.
So it’s understandable that the Bulldogs may not be ready to accept defeat in the hours after the final whistle. It was an emotional loss that likely will take days to really get past.
Social media has a way of complicating that grieving process.
Bulldogs linebacker Leo Lewis tweeted a message after the game on Saturday night that pulled him into a Twitter dispute with a Crimson Tide player who didn’t even suit up for the game.
Lewis tweeted “Idc, that’s not acceptable… we were the better team..”
Innocent enough, until injured Alabama LB Mack Wilson stumbled across the message and replied to Lewis with a few emojis suggesting that he quiet down:
Lewis didn’t take that without rebuttal, making sure that Wilson was actually paying attention to the outcome of the game:
Lewis really lobbed a softball to Mack with that rebuttal, giving him the easy out for pointing to the scoreboard:
Lewis offered a thoughtful reply to Lewis explaining the difference in playing for Alabama and playing for Mississippi State:
One thing we know for sure: Fans of all SEC teams won based on the entertainment that SEC West game provided.