Corral, Broeker Garner SEC Honors After South Carolina Game
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Two Rebels collected weekly honors from the Southeastern Conference after a 59-42 win over South Carolina, the league office announced Monday.
Quarterback Matt Corral earned SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors, while sophomore tackle Nick Broeker collected SEC Co-Offensive Lineman of the Week accolades.
Corral broke the Ole Miss single-game passing record with 513 yards in leading the Rebels past the Gamecocks. He completed 28 of 32 passes for 513 yards and four touchdowns, while rushing for another score.
His 533 total yards are the second most in school history, behind Archie Manning’s 540 total yards in 1969.
It marked Corral’s fifth 300-yard passing game of the season, tied for third-best in school history. The Ventura, California, native moved into a tie for fifth on Ole Miss’ single-season record list with 22 passing TDs and tied for ninth on the Rebel career charts with 30 scoring passes.
Broeker, who has started ever game this season at left tackled for the Rebels, paved the way for an historic 708 total yards of offense on Saturday night. It marked the third most offensive yards in school history and the most ever in an SEC contest.
The Springfield, Illinois, native played every offensive snap and protected Corral during his historic night. The Rebel offense also rushed for 195 yards and four touchdowns.
(Courtesy of Ole Miss Media Relations)
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