Three Rebels earn SEC weekly honors
Following the Rebels’ 37-34 come-from-behind win over Kentucky Saturday, three Ole Miss players have earned weekly honors from the Southeastern Conference, the league announced Monday.
Quarterback Jordan Ta’amu was named SEC Offensive Player of the Week. The junior threw for a career-high of 382 yards and four touchdowns.
Ta’amu completed 31-of-40 passes, including hitting eight of his final nine attempts on the Rebels’ game-winning drive. He finished with a completion percentage of 77.5, which set an Ole Miss single-game record (minimum of 40 attempts), breaking the old record of 76.7% set by Stewart Patridge in 1997.
Wideout D.K. Metcalf was named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week after his two touchdown performance against the Wildcats—including the game-winner with five seconds left that secured the win for the Rebels.
On the day, Metcalf tallied five catches for a game-high 83 yards. Metcalf leads all SEC freshmen in receptions, receiving yards and TD catches.
Sophomore Josiah Coatney was named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week following his performance against the Wildcats. The Douglasville, Georgia native notched a career-best two sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss in the victory. He finished the game with five total tackles, including four solos and helped the Rebels’ defense tally four sacks, their second-most this season. The game with Kentucky marked the fourth straight for the Rebels with at least three sacks.
Ole Miss will host Louisiana Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. CT and will be televised on SEC Network.
(Feature image credit: Jeff Tetrick, The Rebel Walk)
Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.