Welcome to the roundup of must-see sports news from Thursday, highlighted by the Buffalo Bills going into Dallas and stunning the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day and Ole Miss losing a heartbreaker after their receiver was penalized for a TD celebration that went off the rails.
All this and more as we get you up to speed with the sports world on this Friday!
Bills Serve Cowboys Cold Dish on the Road, Win Thanksgiving Day Stunner, 26-7
For Cowboys fans on Thursday, it was yet another spoiled Thanksgiving side dish of football, as Dallas fell by double-digits for the fourth time in the last six Thanksgiving games, taken down by the Buffalo Bills, 26-15.
The day got off on a high note for the Cowboys when they drove down the field for a 75-yard opening drive that resulted in a Jason Witten 8-yard touchdown catch and a 7-0 lead.
But it was all downhill from there, as the Bills ran off 26 unanswered points, stunning the crowd at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.
Former Cowboys’ receiver Cole Beasley had a banner day against his old mates, catching 6 passes for 110 yards, including a 25-yard TD in the second quarter that got the Bills within one.
The Bills would reach deep into the playbook just before halftime when they pulled out a trick play that caught the Cowboys off guard. A reverse play was handed off to Bills receiver John Brown who then threw a pass to a wide-open Devin Singletary for a 28-yard TD that gave Buffalo a 13-7 lead at the break.
Bills QB Josh Allen ran in a 15-yard TD in the third quarter to extend the lead to 23-7. The second-year QB completed 19 of 24 passes for 231 yards and finished with a career-best 120.7 passer rating.
With the win, the Bills improved to 9-3, which is their best start since 1996 when they finished 10-6 in Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly’s final season.
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Ole Miss Loses Egg Bowl Following WR’s Mock Urinating Dog Celebration Leads to Penalty
It looked like the Egg Bowl was heading to a dramatic overtime conclusion between rivals Mississippi State and Ole Miss on Thanksgiving night when Ole Miss scored a touchdown with four seconds remaining to pull within one point of the lead.
And then it happened. Ole Miss receiver Elijah Moore went from being the hero after catching the touchdown to the ultimate goat when he mimicked a dog crawling and urinating in the end zone.
The TD “celebration” drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, which pushed the game-tying extra point attempt back 15 yards.
Ole Miss kicker Luke Logan would go on to miss the kick wide right and Mississippi State won in bizarre but dramatic fashion, 21-20.
Sometimes, you just can’t make this stuff up.
DON’T MISS THESE STORIES: Rounding Up the Top Headlines
- Saints take down Falcons, clinch NFC South title
- Bears stage second-half rally to beat Lions, remain in playoff race
- Michigan upsets No. 6 UNC to advance to Battle 4 Atlantis championship game
- Conor McGregor to headline UFC 246 on Jan. 18 with fight against Donald Cerrone
- John McKissick, nation’s winningest football coach, dies at age 93
WHAT’S ON TAP IN THE SPORTS WORLD ON FRIDAY
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: No. 19 Cincinnati (10-1) at No. 18 Memphis (10-1)
Hosting the American Athletic Conference championship game and a potential shot at playing in the Cotton Bowl is on the line this afternoon when Memphis takes on Cincinnati. If Memphis wins, they would clinch a third consecutive West Division title and face Cincinnati again next week in the championship game.
WHEN: Today, 3:30 p.m. ET
NBA: Washington Wizards (6-10) at Los Angeles Lakers (16-2)
LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Lakers put their nine-game win streak on the line tonight when they face the Wizards at home.
WHEN: Tonight, 10:30 p.m. ET
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