Ole Miss’ Matt Corral Named Davey O’Brien National QB of the Week
Rebel Quarterback Earns Another Weekly Accolade
FORT WORTH, Texas – (Courtesy of Ole Miss Sports Media Relations) Ole Miss sophomore Matt Corral was named the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback of the Week after leading the Rebels to a 54-21 win over Vanderbilt, the Davey O’Brien Foundation announced Wednesday.
Corral, who also earned Walter Camp and SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors this week, completed 31-of-34 passes for 412 yards and six touchdowns in Ole Miss’ 54-21 victory against the Commodores.
Corral’s six touchdown passes tied Eli Manning’s single-game record (Nov. 3, 2001 vs. Arkansas) and were the most TDs in regulation as five of Manning’s six touchdowns in 2001 came in OT. The 412 passing yards marked a career high. It was his first 400-yard game and fourth 300-yard game of the season, as well as his career.
His 91.2 completion percentage was an SEC record with a minimum of 30 attempts, tying Tennessee’s Joshua Dobbs in 2016. Corral completed 19 consecutive pass attempts to begin the game, breaking Eli Manning’s school record of 18 set in 2001 vs. Murray State.
Ole Miss will have an off week before playing host South Carolina on Nov. 14. The contest will serve as the Rebels’ Military Appreciation Game.
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.