Before Ole Miss football’s matchup with LSU on Saturday, the Student Activities Association will pass out 500 corn dogs at the Union plaza. SAA has also partnered with Mississippi Mutts for the event, which is bringing puppies as part of SAA’s “Dogs and Dogs” event today from 11-2 p.m.
According to SAA Associate Director Reynolds Spencer, SAA decided to pass out corn dogs, purchased from Sonic because LSU fans love corn dogs. The event seemingly plays on a joke that LSU fans smell like corn dogs, which began on online message boards and was brought to life during the last time College Gameday was in Oxford. Singer Katy Perry was the guest picker on Gameday, and when it was time to pick the LSU vs. Auburn game, Perry started throwing corn dogs.
“It’s just kind of a fun way to engage with the student body, meeting a lot of students while they’re at a lot of our events,” Spencer said.
Spencer said that Mississippi Mutts will bring 10 puppies for students to play with. This is not the first time SAA has collaborated with Mississippi Mutts.
“Mississippi Mutts came out with us for a couple events,” Spencer said. “They were with us for a Welcome Week event and homecoming.”
Spencer said that the event itself is meant to be relaxing and fun.
“It’s just a little stress release as we wind down the week,” Spencer said.