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Ole Miss QB Matt Corral earns Walter Camp, SEC Offensive Player of the Week

Ole Miss QB Matt Corral earns Walter Camp, SEC Offensive Player of the Week

OXFORD, Miss. — Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral has earned two big weekly honors following his performance against Vanderbilt. The sophomore signal caller was named the Walter Camp FBS Offensive Player of the Week as well as the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week.

Corral completed 31-of-34 passes for 412 yards and six touchdowns in the Rebels’ 54-21 victory against the Commodores. 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.

Corral’s six touchdown passes tied Eli Manning’s single-game record (Nov. 3, 2001 vs. Arkansas) and are 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.

Walter Camp Award

Corral is the second Ole Miss player to earn Walter Camp National FBS Player of Week honors since the award started in 2004, joining former Rebel running back Dexter McCluster (Nov. 15, 2009).

This is the 17th year that the Walter Camp Football Foundation will honor one offensive and one defensive player as its national Football Bowl Subdivision player of the week during the regular season. Recipients are selected by a panel of national media members and administered by the Foundation.

About The Author

Evelyn Van Pelt

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--and continued as she watched Katie receive three degrees from Ole Miss, culminating with her Pharm D. in 2012. Evelyn, a member of the FWAA, USBWA and the NCBWA, has covered Rebel sports for numerous outlets. In addition to working for The Rebel Walk, Evelyn is a sports writer for a newspaper in Texas.

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