It’s very rare for someone to confuse Southern Miss and Mississippi State.
The schools are separated by over 180 miles. One school plays in the SEC while the other plays in Conference USA.
But for some reason the referee in the New Orleans Bowl, mixed up the two schools. The referee in the game charged a timeout to Southern Miss but announced that Mississippi State took the timeout.
Check out the video below. Even the fans boo the referee for the mixup.
— Nick Cole (@NickColeSports) December 18, 2016
Both teams did play Kentucky this year, and while the Golden Eagles came away victorious, the Bulldogs lost to the Wildcats.
Dan Mullen and his team play their bowl game on Dec. 26 when they take on Miami of Ohio in the St. Petersburg Bowl. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. ET.