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Oxford beams as Manning named Super Bowl MVP

Giants Quarterback Eli Manning celebrates his team's Super Bowl XLVI Victory over the New England Patriots. Photo by Rob Tringali, Photo Credit: ESPN. Giants Quarterback Eli Manning celebrates his team's Super Bowl XLVI Victory over the New England Patriots. Photo by Rob Tringali, Photo Credit: ESPN.

(WMC-TV) - On Monday, folks in Oxford and at Ole Miss were still celebrating Eli Manning's Super Bowl win with the New York Giants.

His father, Archie Manning, is one of the most celebrated players in Ole Miss football history, but after Eli's second Super Bowl victory, students say it proves he's the best Manning.

"Everyone at ole miss loves him," said student Reese Logan.

Twitter and Facebook were popular ways for fans to talk about the game's outcome, but there was plenty of buzz around campus.

"There was a lot of talk of it in class," said Emma Ross.

Before Eli Manning raised the Lombardi Trophy in Indianapolis, he was the star quarterback for the Ole Miss Rebels.

"It's a great day to be a Rebel and it's a great atmosphere down here," said freshman John Moses.

Moses was among several students we found donning Manning Jerseys and New York Giants caps in Dixieland.

Students were already talking about Eli's place in his family's legacy of great quarterbacks.

"I think he is the Manning he has 2 Super Bowl rings," Moses said.

"I think it goes without saying. He's got the two Super Bowl titles I think he's the best clutch quarterback in NFL history,"

Archie Manning, is a household name in Oxford.

The proof is all over campus; just check the speed limit, where its 18 miles per hour, Archie's old number with the Rebels.

"Now students are joking about changing the speed limit to 10 now," Logan laughed.

Eli took his college number, 10, with him to New York.

We asked students if they'd be willing let off the accelerator just a little bit for Eli.

"I wouldn't prefer driving 10, but I'm totally down for driving 10 if it means backing up Eli," Mosier said.

Others were more reluctant.

"I don't know if I'd be able to drive 10 miles per hour for Eli. Maybe if he was 19 or something and they could bump it up that would be nice," Moses joked.

Some Ole Miss apparel shops said they sold a lot of Eli's college jerseys leading up to the big game but they wouldn't be ordering any Giants gear.

Rebel Rags said they purchased around 1,000 championship shirts and 400 hats. They expect the merchandise to fly off the shelves once it arrives.

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