Ole Miss       20
Notre Dame  13

Jackson, Miss.
September 17, 1977

ON THE COVER:  The Leprechaun of Notre Dame and Colonel Rebel of Ole Miss are symbols of the two great Universities represented in today's game.  Ole Miss' gang tackling defense is shown smothering Memphis State's Lloyd Patterson in the Rebel's last visit to Memorial Stadium.

Ole Miss Quarterbacks, Bobby Garner and Tim Ellis, combined for 194 yards passing and the Rebs posted 351 total yards against the heralded ND defense led by All-Americans, Ross Browner and Willie Fry. 

ND lead 7-3 when Garner hit Roy Coleman on a 50 yard bomb and several plays later hit James Storey with a 10 yard TD to put the Rebs up 10-7 at halftime. 

With the score tied 13-13, Ellis came in the 4th quarter to direct the winning TD drive starting deep in Rebel territory.   The key play in the drive was a 48 yard pass and run to TE, L. Q. Smith, that set up the winning TD.

The Irish went undefeated the rest of the season to win the National Championship.