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Notes and Notables from the Rebels’ 31-17 win over LSU

Notes and Notables from the Rebels’ 31-17 win over LSU

OXFORD, Miss. — There were a number of notables stemming from the Rebels’ 31-17 win over LSU Saturday in Oxford. Courtesy of Ole Miss Media Relations, here you go! 

General Notes

  •  Attendance for tonight’s game was 64,523, the sixth largest crowd ever at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
  • Ole Miss has now forced at least one turnover in 16 of the 17 games in the Kiffin era.

Offensive Notables

  • The Rebels tallied 250 or more yards on the ground for the third straight game.
  • Nine different Rebels caught a pass for the second straight game.
  • QB Matt Corral finished the contest 18-of-23 for 185 yards and one passing touchdowns.
  • Corral also tallied a TD on the ground … He’s tied with Snoop Conner for the team lead with nine rushing TDs on the season.
  • Corral has thrown a touchdown pass in 19 straight games, the second-longest streak in school history … He trails only Chad Kelly (22).
  • Corral moved to No. 4 in career passing yards with 6,851 yards … Corral is only the sixth Ole Miss QB to surpass 6,000 yards.
  • Corral remains No. 3 in career passing touchdowns with 52.
  • Corral is No. 3 in career total offense with 8,049 total yards.
  • Corral has 492 career completions and ranks No. 6 all-time on that list.
  • RB Snoop Conner tallied his fourth career 100-yard game with 14 carries for 117 yards.
  • RB Jerrion Ealy added 97 rushing yards on 12 carries.
  • Conner and Ealy averaged 8.4 and 8.1 yards per carry, respectively.
  • WR Dontario Drummond led the Ole Miss receiving corps with eight catches for 93 yards.
  • Drummond also completed a pass attempt … Drummond is now 2-for-2 on pass attempts in his career.
  • TE Casey Kelly hauled in just his fourth and fifth catches of the season and his first TD in 2021 … It was his second career touchdown reception.

 Defensive Notables

  • Ole Miss registered five or more sacks in back-to-back games for the first time since 1999 (Auburn & South Carolina).
  • Ole Miss has tallied two or more sacks in six of the seven games this season.
  • For the third time this season, the Rebels held its opponent to seven or less points in the first half (Louisville [0], Austin Peay [7].
  • The three turnovers are the most this season by the Rebel defense.
  • For the second straight game, LB Mark Robinson tallied double-digit tackles, finishing with 12 total stops vs. LSU.
  • LB Chance Campbell finished the game with 10 tackles, 1.0 sack and a forced fumble.
  • OLB Cedric Johnson registered his first career forced fumble via a sack in the third quarter … Johnson also recorded his first fumble recovery later in that same quarter.
  • Johnson tallied a career-high 1.5 TFLs.
  • DB Jake Springer tallied his first fumble recover as a Rebel.

Special Teams Notables

  • K Caden Costa connected on a 43-yard field goal in the second quarter … He is 3-for-5 from 40 or more yards this season.
  • P Mac Brown punted four times for an average of 44.5 yards per punt, including a long of 53 yards.
  • Two of Brown’s punts were downed inside the 20-yard line.

Photo credit: Dan Anderson, The Rebel Walk

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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