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Did You Know? Notables from the Rebels’ 52-51 win over Arkansas

Did You Know? Notables from the Rebels’ 52-51 win over Arkansas

OXFORD, Miss. — Did you know five of the last seven games between Ole Miss and Arkansas have been decided by four or less points? There have been a lot of blood, sweat and tears in those games! Thankfully, the Rebs weren’t the ones crying Saturday after a 52-51 win over No. 13 Arkansas.

Here are some interesting notes from the game, courtesy of Ole Miss Sports Information.

  • Attendance for today’s game was 60,256.
  • It’s the biggest crowd since 2018 when 62,919 fans saw the Rebels host top-ranked Alabama.
  • Dating Dating back to the Outback Bowl last season, this is Ole Miss’ second win over a top 15 team in the last six contests … The Rebels defeated No. 7 Indiana 26-20 to end the year last season in Tampa.

Offensive Firepower

  • Ole Miss has gained 600 or more yards seven times in 15 games under Lane Kiffin … Before Kiffin, the Rebels had 16 such games in the program’s 1,209 games.
  • Coming into today, Ole Miss had one play of 50 yards or greater this year … They tallied three such plays today.
  • Today marked the third time this season that the Rebels have tallied 21 or more points in the second quarter.
  • QB Matt Corral finished the game 14-of-21 for 287 yards and two passing touchdowns … He also ran for a touchdown and 94 yards on the ground.
  • The Razorbacks’ passing defense came into the game ranked No. 2 in the FBS, allowing just 129.9 yards per game … Only one QB had thrown for over 200 yards for Arkansas all season.
  • Corral leads the team with eight rushing touchdowns on the season … Second time this season he’s talllied two or more rushing TDs in a single game.
  • Corral has thrown a touchdown pass in 17 straight games, the second-longest streak in school history … He trails only Chad Kelly (22).
  • Corral moved into 4th place in career passing yards with 6,435, passing Kent Austin and Romero Miller … Corral is only the sixth Ole Miss QB to surpass 6,000 yards.
  • Corral owns 453 career completions and ranks No. 6 all-time on that list.
  • RB Henry Parrish Jr. tallied a career-high 111 yards rushing … Previous best was 82 yards last season at LSU.
  •  RB Snoop Conner finished with 12 carries for 110 yards and a career-high three TDs on the ground, including a season-long rush of 51 yards.
  • Conner averaged 9.2 yards per carry.
  • Conner moved into in a tie for seventh in Ole Miss’ career record books with 20 rushing TDs (Randy Baldwin, 1989-90).
  • The last time two Rebels running backs ran for 100 or more yards was last season vs. Alabama.
  • WR Donatrio Drummond hauled in two catches for 78 yards and one touchdown, including a career-long 67-yard TD reception in the second quarter.
  • Drummond has tallied a receiving TD in nine of his last 10 games.
  • Drummond has 12 career receiving touchdowns and is just two TDs from 10th all-time in the Ole Miss career record books.
  • WR Braylon Sanders led the Rebel receiving corps with just two catches for 127 yards and one TD.

Defensive standouts

  • Dating back to 2019, the Ole Miss defense has now forced at least one turnover in 19 of its last 21 games.
  • LB Chance Campbell tallied his first forced fumble and second fumble recovery as a Rebel … Campbell finished with nine total tackles and one key sack towards the end of the game.
  • DB Otis Reese led the Rebels with 11 total tackles for the second straight game.
  • AJ Finley and Keidron Smith both tallied their season highs in tackles with 10.
  •  Smith registered his second interception of the season and fifth of his career.

Special Teams Superlatives

  • K Caden Costa was 1-of-1 on field goal attempts, including a career long of 50 yards.
  • Costa became the first Rebel to connect on a 50-yard field goal since Andrew Ritter made a 50-yarder against Idaho in 2013.
  • P Mac Brown punted three times for 44.0 yards, including a long of 50 yards.

(Feature image credit: Josh McCoy, Ole Miss)

Evelyn Van Pelt
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. Prior to founding The Rebel Walk, Evelyn was a sports writer for a newspaper in Texas. She created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.

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. Prior to founding The Rebel Walk, Evelyn was a sports writer for a newspaper in Texas. She created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.

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