Matt Corral, Jeremy James earn SEC Weekly Honors
OXFORD, Miss. — The accolades continue for Ole Miss after a 61-21 win over Tulane as two Rebels have received weekly honors from the Southeastern Conference as announced by the league office Monday.
Quarterback Matt Corral earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week while tackle Jeremy James earned SEC Co-Offensive Lineman of the Week honors.
In Saturday’s game versus Tulane, Corral finished with three passing touchdowns and four rushing touchdowns, the first SEC player to ever do so in a single game. Corral’s seven touchdowns responsible for ties a school record set by Showboat Boykin against Mississippi State in 1951.
The Rebel quarterback continues to impress as he finished the Tulane game 23-of-31 for 335 yards. Corral also made a statement on his dual-threat abilities with four rushing touchdowns on 13 carries for 68 yards.
James was a pivotal component in helping Ole Miss set the school record of 41 first downs in a single game, also tying an SEC record. The Rebels racked up 707 total yards of offense, which ranks fourth all-time by an Ole Miss team.
The Rebels were very efficient in the red zone, converting on 7-of-8 trips inside the 20. James played a total of 84 snaps vs. Tulane and allowed only one QB pressures in 35 opportunities.
Ole Miss has a bye this weekend. The following week, on October 2, the Rebs will go to Tuscaloosa for a much-anticipated date with the Crimson Tide.
(Feature image credit: Josh McCoy, Ole Miss; Graphic: Nick Filipich, Rebel Walk)
Nick Filipich was born and raised in Biloxi, MS. He is an Ole Miss senior majoring in Sports and Recreation Administration. A sports junkie with a great passion for all things Ole Miss, Nick played baseball and football in high school — which is where he discovered his love for sports. He is an avid Braves and Saints fan, and in his free time enjoys spending time with family, friends and his black lab, Dixie.