Katy Perry Advocates for Ole Miss Quarterback Matt Corral to Win Heisman

The University of Mississippi football bandwagon is getting crowded, but they always have a seat saved for Katy Perry.

The platinum recording artist and American Idol judge showed her support for Ole Miss and quarterback Matt Corral's Heisman Trophy candidacy on Twitter.

All board the Lane Train… LFG!!! @corral_matt for Heisman OK ☝🏻🌽🐕🙏🏻 https://t.co/vLEEpxmIb5

— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) September 9, 2021

The Rebels were picked to finish fourth in the Southeastern Conference West Division behind national champion favorite Alabama, Texas A&M and rival LSU in the SEC preseason media poll. But fresh off a statement 43-24 win over Louisville in Atlanta on national television, Mississippi is 1-0 and ranked No. 20 in the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches Polls.

Mississippi put up 569 total yards against the Cardinals without coach Lane Kiffin, who stayed home after testing positive for COVID-19. But Kiffin expects to be back for the home opener Saturday against Austin Peay. Hoping to avoid a letdown that could cost the program momentum, he made an impassioned plea to fans and students to show up and be loud in a video that went viral. His tweet also tagged Perry and offered to buy her corn dogs.

need all @OleMissFB fans here Saturday 🔵🔴 @katyperry come back we will pay for corn dogs 😂😂 #ComeToTheSip pic.twitter.com/zki0Z4LiNL

— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) September 8, 2021

Perry holds a special, albeit unlikely, place in Ole Miss football history. She was a surprise guest picker when ESPN's College GameDay visited the Oxford, Mississippi campus and successfully predicted the Rebels' stunning 23-17 upset of third-ranked Alabama on October 4, 2014.

The reference to corn dogs also traces back to her day as a sports prognosticator. Perry trolled LSU by referring to it as "L-S-Pew" while brandishing a corn dog before picking against the Tigers that day. A year later she fired up the crowd at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium and further endeared herself to the Ole Miss faithful by taking a bite out of a corn dog before the Rebels' upset 38-17 win over the Tigers on November 21, 2015.

Katy Perry pumping up Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. #OleMiss vs #LSU pic.twitter.com/TDveqQgEBt

— Scott Satchfield (@Satchfield) November 21, 2015

Perry is clearly keeping tabs on the Ole Miss football team and put Corral, the preseason first-team All-SEC quarterback, on notice for her 108 million-plus followers on Twitter.

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Katy Perry continued to show support for Ole Miss football this week, tweeting her support for quarterback Matt Corral's Heisman Trophy candidacy. Pictured, Perry watches the action between the Ole Miss Rebels and the Alabama Crimson Tide on October 4, 2014 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)

Corral lit up Louisville by going 22 for 32 with 381 passing yards, 55 rushing yards, a rushing touchdown, a passing score and zero turnovers Monday. He currently is at 9-1 to win the Heisman, according to BetMGM, to all those interested in further testing Perry's powers of football prediction.

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Ole Miss quarterback Matt Carrol, pictured tossing a pass in the Rebels' season-opening win over Louisville, is 9-1 to win the Heisman Trophy, according to MGM, as of Thursday. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Perry is not performing Saturday — her temporary residency in Las Vegas doesn't kick off until December 29 — so it's possible she could fly in for the Rebels' game. But with fifth-ranked Texas A&M and LSU slated to visit Oxford during the SEC slate, she might want to wait.