Ole Miss tight end Caden Prieskorn ready to help his team every time he steps onto the field: ‘I just love the game of football so much…’
OXFORD, Miss. — Ole Miss has officially finished the 2023 season undefeated at home after beating ULM, 35-3, Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway. Despite enduring some offensive struggles early on, the Rebs outscored the Warhawks 28-0 in the second half, with one of those touchdowns coming as tight end Caden Prieskorn’s first as a Rebel.
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Even though Prieskorn was glad to notch his first TD at Ole Miss, he was far more focused on the outcome of the game.
“It felt good, but we got the win, and that’s all that matters,” Prieskorn said.
After losing to the No. 1 team in the country last week and with the Egg Bowl rivalry game that awaits on Thursday night, it could be easy for at team to get distracted being matched up against a two-win ULM team. But for Prieskorn, his mindset remains the same every time he steps on the field.
“I just love the game of football so much, and you don’t really get that many opportunities to go out and play the game you love, so I was ready, but we just have to come as a whole team ready.”
Tight end Caden Prieskorn
In the first half, the Rebs were easily moving the ball downfield but only managed to score one touchdown in the middle of the first quarter. Fortunately, the offense we are used to seeing took the field in the second half and was able to put the game out of reach.
Prieskorn says it was Jaxson Dart who motivated the guys at halftime.
“When we got in the locker room, we got together as a whole offense, Dart brought us along, and he got us going a little bit, so we came out in the third quarter rolling.”
As Caden prepares for his first Egg Bowl, it is worth noting that during his time at Memphis, he played against the Bulldogs twice. In 2021, Prieskorn did not record any receptions, but Memphis won 31-29, and in 2022, Prieskorn had two catches for 25 yards, but the Tigers came up short, losing 49-23. Prieskorn says that his experience against the Bulldogs is something that can benefit his gameplay on Thursday night.
“The last two years I actually got to play them two times, so I’m already prepared for them a little bit. I just know around the building, the staff, and people who have been around here a long time, this means a lot to them. This means a lot to everybody that goes to Ole Miss and has been here, so it’s definitely going to be a big one, and we have to come prepared.”
Ole Miss fans, you can watch the Rebels play vs. Mississippi State on Thanksgiving on ESPN. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. Hotty Toddy!
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