Matt Corral completed 21-38 passes for 231 yards and threw 2 touchdown passes, but the story of the night is what he did with his legs. Corral had a career-high 195 yards on the ground as Ole Miss silenced a hostile Tennessee crowd and left town with a wild 31-26 victory over the Volunteers.
In total, Corral made up 426 of 510 total yards for the Rebels. Henry Parrish Jr. also helped the cause with 41 rushing yards on 10 carries while Snoop Conner had 2 rushing touchdowns. Through the air, Dontario Drummond led Ole Miss with 66 receiving yards on just 2 catches. Drummond and Dannis Jackson each caught a touchdown from Corral, with Jackson’s being the first of his Rebel career.
Defensively, Mark Robinson put together his best performances in a Rebel uniform, finishing with 14 tackles, 5 tackles for loss with 2 sacks. In his first game back from injury, Jake Springer had 11 tackles with a sack while Sam Williams made an impact with 7 tackles, 2.5 for loss and 1.5 sacks. As a unit, they kept a high-powered Tennessee offense in check for the first half and again made big stops down the stretch to finish what was a wild meeting on Rocky Top.
Ole Miss head football coach Lane Kiffin met with the media postgame to discuss the wild, wooly night that included a 20-min delay due to fans throwing objects onto the field and risking players and coaches safety. Video is courtesy of Ole Miss Athletics.