A white-hot Ole Miss offense through 3 games was held in check from the opening kickoff. The top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide came up with fourth-down stops and took advantage in order to win 42-21 at Bryant-Denny Stadium and hand the #12 Rebels their first loss of the season.
Matt Corral completed 22 -30 passes for 213 yards with a touchdown on the ground and through the air to Chase Rogers, who had a team-high 53 yards on three catches. Henry Parrish Jr. led the way on the ground with 47 yards on 11 carries. Snoop Conner also added a touchdown run.
Defensively, Otis Reese led the Rebels with a career-high 11 tackles, followed by Chance Campbell’s career-high 10 tackles, including 1.5 for a loss. Keidron Smith came away with the team’s only turnover, recording a second-half interception. Along with totaling 291 yards of total offense, the Rebels finished 5-for-14 on third down and 2-for-5 on fourth down. Both played a role early on as Alabama got out to a fast start and didn’t look back.
Ole Miss head football coach Lane Kiffin, defensive back Keidron Smith, and quarterback Matt Corral met with the media postgame to discuss the loss. Video is courtesy of Ole Miss Athletics.