Mississippi State football defensive coordinator Zach Arnett during the Bulldogs' game against the Texas A&M Aggies. Photo: Laura Parsley/ Mississippi State AthleticsMississippi State Football

WATCH: Mississippi State, Illinois honor Mike Leach to open ReliaQuest Bowl

To get the 2023 ReliaQuest Bowl started, the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Illinois Fighting Illini worked together to honor Mike Leach with a nice moment of silence. As Mississippi State’s offense took the field for the first time, the Bulldogs lined up in a formation that is familiar for Leach’s fans and followers.

And the Bulldogs then used the moment to take a delay of game and functionally have a moment of silence to pay tribute to their late head coach. Illinois, clearly in on all of this, declined the penalty. Just a great tip of the hat from both programs to Leach on this.

Watch the moment below:

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