Ole Miss' first win over rival Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl in three years is going to cost the university $5,000.
The SEC fined Ole Miss because its fans rushed the field following the 41-24 win over the No. 25 Bulldogs. It was Ole Miss' first win over its rival since 2008 and gave the Rebels bowl eligibility for the first time since 2009.
The policy, which was emailed to media, states "access to competition areas shall be limited to participating student-athletes, coaches, officials, support personnel and properly credentialed individuals at all times. For the safety of participants and spectators alike, at no time before, during or after a contest shall spectators be permitted to enter the competition area. It is the responsibility of each member institution to implement procedures to ensure compliance with this policy."
The first offense requires a $5,000 fine, the second a $25,000 fine and the third offense can be up to a $50,000 fine from the conference. But all of those figures are a drop in the bucket compared to the recruiting boost the Rebels will get for their victory.
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