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News and Notables in Ole Miss’ 35-27 win over Tulsa

News and Notables in Ole Miss’ 35-27 win over Tulsa

OXFORD, Miss. — Ole Miss fought off a pesky Tulsa team in a 35-27 win over the Golden Hurricane in Vaught-Hemingway Saturday.

Here are the news and notables from the game, courtesy of Ole Miss Athletics.

SERIES INFORMATION

• This marked the fourth all-time meeting between Ole Miss and Tulsa.
• Today was the first win for the Rebels over the Golden Hurricane.
• Tulsa now leads the all-time series 3-1.
• This was the first meeting between the Rebels and Golden Hurricane since 1964.
• Today’s contest was the first time in the series that the two teams have met in Oxford.

STARTERS

• DE Jared Ivey and DT Jamond Gordon both made their first starts as Rebels.
• OL Nick Broeker and OL Jeremy James tallied their team-leading 27th consecutive start for Ole Miss on the offensive line.
• Other notable starting streaks include S Otis Reese (20th) and S AJ Finley (13th).

GENERAL NOTES

• Attendance for today’s game was 60,641.
• Dating back to Nov. 14, 2020, the Rebels have now won 12 straight home contests … It marks the longest winning streak in Oxford since winning 12 straight games Nov. 5, 1960 to Nov. 7, 1964.
• The win helped mark the first 4-0 start for the Rebels since 2015.
• Ole Miss is now 108-50-3 against current members of the American Athletic Conference.
• Ole Miss is 161-92-7 (.633 winning pct.) all-time during the month of September after vacated wins.
• Ole Miss is 103-35-3 (.741 winning pct.) in September home games (including contests played in Memphis and Jackson).
• The Rebels are 78-22-2 (.775 winning percentage) in September games played in Oxford after vacated wins.
• Ole Miss is 114-41-6 (.727 winning pct.) all-time versus non-conference opponents during the month.

OFFENSIVE NOTES

• Ole Miss has scored a touchdown on its opening drive in three straight contests.
• The Rebels finished the contest with 51 rushes for 308 yards on the ground … It was the second straight game the Ole Miss has surpassed the 300-yard rushing plateau.
• Ole Miss tallied 28 points in the second quarter … It marked the second time this season the Rebels registered 28 points in quarter (28, 1st Quarter, vs. UCA).
• RB Quinshon Judkins tallied a career high in both rushes (27) and yards (140) … His two rushing TDs tied his career high.
• It marked the second straight in which Judkins has tallied multiple rushing TDs.
• Judkins now has five rushing touchdowns on the season … He has scored a TD in three of his first four collegiate games.
• QB Jaxson Dart finished the game 13-of-24 for 154 yards and two TDs through the air.
• Dart registered career highs in both rushes (13) and yards (116).
• WR Malik Heath led all receivers with four catches for 75 yards and one TD … The four receptions were a new best for Heath in an Ole Miss uniform.
• WR Jonathan Mingo hauled in his first receiving TD of the season and the eighth of his career.
• It’s the first time since at least 1976 that Ole Miss has had a 100-yard rusher in each of the first four games of a season.
• It’s the first time since 1999 that Ole Miss has had a 100-yard rusher in four straight games.
• Ole Miss tallied 109 yards rushing in the second quarter, giving the Rebels four 100-yard rushing quarters this year.
• Ole Miss opened the game with a 6-play, 75-yard scoring drive in 1:39 … The Rebels are averaging 6.5 plays, 75.3 yards and 1:49 in opening scoring drives in 2022.
• Ole Miss tallied a season-high 312 yards of offense in the first half, the most since notching 408 vs. Texas A&M in 2021 … Ole Miss is averaging 290.8 in the opening half this year.
• The Rebels are averaging 188.3 rushing yards in the opening half this year.

DEFENSIVE NOTES

• Ole Miss had its streak of holding an opponent to 21 or fewer points snapped at eight games.
• The Rebels failed to tally a sack for the first time this season … It’s just the second time in the Kiffin era that an Ole Miss defense hasn’t tallied a sack.
• S AJ Finley tallied his first interception of the season and the seventh of his career.
• S Ladarius Tennison led the Rebels with a career best 12 total tackles.
• LB Austin Keys registered a career high seven tackles.
• S Trey Washington registered a career high three pass breakups.

SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES

• P Fraser Masin punted fives times for an average of 43.2 yards per punt.
• After recording three touchbacks on Saturday, K Jonathan Cruz has had 17 of his 23 kickoffs in 2022 go for touchbacks.

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. Evelyn 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. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.

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