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Manning trips, Ole Miss falls

Originally Published: November 22, 2003
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

OXFORD, Miss. -- According to history, the Deep South likes its icons tragic. Robert E. Lee lost the war but won the battle for the hearts of his people. A century and change later, Archie Manning became Mississippi's favorite son because of what might have been. In his senior season of 1970, with Ole Miss 6-1 and the Heisman Trophy his for the taking, Manning suffered a broken arm in a victory over Houston. The Rebels lost their last three games, and Manning finished third in the voting, with ...

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