A near 2 hour weather delay couldn’t stop Matt Corral Ole Miss from lighting up the scoreboard once again on Saturday. The #16 Rebels (3-0) put on another offensive show as they knocked off Tulane (1-2) 61-21 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The win lifts Ole Miss to its best regular season start since 2015.
The Rebels tied the SEC record with 41 first downs, while Corral accounted for seven scores, tying a school record. Corral completed 23-of-31 passes for 335 yards, while rushing for 68 yards on 13 carries. Jerrion Ealy led the Rebels on the ground with 103 yards on 15 carries, while Jonathan Mingo had a career high six catches for 136 yards and a score through the air.
Defensively, Chance Campbell led the Rebels with eight tackles, with he and Sam Williams each recording a sack. After giving up 226 yards of total offense in the first half, the Rebels pitched a second half shutout while the offense continued its record setting day.
The Rebels will be on a bye next weekend before traveling to Tuscaloosa on Saturday, Oct. 2nd, to face #1 Alabama in Ole Miss’ SEC opener. Kickoff and television coverage is still to be determined.
Ole Miss head football coach Lane Kiffin met with media in the wee hours of the morning after the game to discuss the win over Tulane and more. Video is courtesy of Ole Miss Athletics.