Postgame Notebook: Ole Miss defeats ULM, 35-3
OXFORD, Miss. — Ole Miss defeated ULM, 35-3, Saturday on Senior Day at Vaught-Hemingway. Here are your postgame notables from the victory.
• Today marked the fifth meeting all-time between Ole Miss and ULM.
• The Rebels now lead the all-time series, 5-0.
• The series began in 2002 (W, 31-3), and all four prior meetings have occurred in Oxford.
• Ole Miss and ULM last met in 2018, when the Rebels won 70-21 and set the school record for total offense (826).
• RG Jeremy James made his 47th consecutive start, also the 47th start of his career … Other double-digit streaks included CB Deantre Prince (26), QB Jaxson Dart (22), OL Caleb Warren (20), RB Quinshon Judkins (17), S Trey Washington (13), OL Victor Curne (11), LB Jeremiah Jean-Baptiste (11), OL Quincy McGee (11), S John Saunders Jr. (11) and WR Dayton Wade (11).
• Rebels with 30 or more career starts who also started today include James (47), Warren (42) and Prince (34).
• Ladarius Tennison made his first start of the season.
• OL Reece McIntyre made his first start of the season, the third of his career.
• Attendance for today’s game was 60,752.
• The grand total of attendance for the 2023 home season was 446,044 … The highest attendance sum since 2016.
• Ole Miss improved to 7-0 at home on the season … It’s just the second time in program history that the Rebels have tallied seven on-campus wins (2021).
• Ole Miss is now 27-6 when scoring first in the head coach Lane Kiffin era.
• QB Jaxson Dart finished with 310 passing yards and three touchdowns on 24-for-31 attempts, eclipsing the 3,000 yard mark in total offense.
• This marks Dart’s sixth 300-yard passing game ranking him in seventh all-time in program history, just one touchdown from tying Matt Corral.
• With Dart’s 24 completions, he now ranks eighth in all-time passing completions (420) at Ole Miss.
• Dart now sits in seventh all-time in program passing yards (5,863) and in seventh in all-time passing touchdowns (39).
• Dart moved up to a tie of seventh in all-time touchdowns responsible for (47) at Ole Miss, tying him with John Fourcade, 1978-81.
• TE Caden Prieskorn had a season-best game, finishing with 69 yards and a touchdown; his first touchdown in a Rebel uniform and his eighth in his career.
• RB Ulysses Bentley IV carried the ball nine times for 47 yards and one touchdown … It was Bentley’s fourth rushing touchdown of the season, 23rd of his career.
• Dart connected with WR Tre Harris for Harris’ eighth receiving touchdown of the season, 22nd of his career.
• WR Dayton Wade caught a 58-yard receiving touchdown for his fourth receiving TD of the season … The four touchdown catches is a new season-high for Wade.
• Wade is among just six SEC receivers with at least five receptions of at least 40 yards.
• QB Spencer Sanders connected with WR Cayden Lee for a 51 yard touchdown … This is Sanders’ third passing touchdown in a Rebel uniform and Lee’s second of the season.
• Sanders went 4-for-5 for 61 yards and one touchdown.
• This is the first time this season Ole Miss has had two 50+ yard touchdowns.
• This marks the first time Ole Miss has held its opponent without a touchdown since Georgia Tech in 2022.
• The Landshark defense held the Warhawks to 66 passing yards … This is the first time since 2014 the Rebels have held two opponents in a season to under 100 passing yards.
• Ole Miss forced one turnover while not allowing any turnovers for itself … Coming into the game, Ole Miss led the SEC and ranked No. 14 in turnover margin.
• S Trey Washington intercepted a pass for his third interception of the season, tying Saunders for the season-lead in interceptions.
• Washington finished with five tackles
• LB Ashanti Cistrunk led for the Rebels with seven tackles and 0.5 TFL … Cistrunk has had eight games this season recording at least five tackles.
Special Team Notes
• P Fraser Masin punted twice for 88 yards, with a long of 51 yards and one inside the 20.
(Courtesy of Ole Miss Athletics)
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.