Happy Sunday, Ole Miss fans!
Wow, what a difference a week makes. I’m sure all of you have a little more energy getting out of bed this morning, and why wouldn’t you? The Rebels looked like a totally different team in a 23-3 win against Texas A&M Saturday, and Ole Miss remains in control of its own destiny for at least one more week.
Here are 5 things to know:
- Speaking of being in control of their own destiny, coach Hugh Freeze talked about that in his postgame press conference. His message? Take it one game at a time. You can tell he’s getting used to this whole coach speak thing.
- Offensive line issues have held Ole Miss’ offense back at times this season. However, the Rebels got Laremy Tunsil back against Texas A&M, and boy, what a difference he made. Ole Miss was able to run the ball and gave up just one sack to an Aggie pass rush that is the best in the SEC.
- Robert Nkemdiche didn’t play against Texas A&M, but it didn’t matter for the Rebels defense. The effort and energy that has been lacking in the past few weeks returned, and defensive coordinator Dave Wommack had flashbacks to last season when he saw how fast his defense was playing.
- The defense was so dominant that Ole Miss forced Texas A&M to make a change at quarterback. Aggies starter Kyle Allen completed just 2 of his last 22 passes.
- There was a scary moment at halftime of the Rebels’ win. Offensive lineman Christian Morris collapsed coming off the field, and ESPN’s Holly Rowe reported that Morris suffered a herniated disc.
Other Ole Miss news from around the Internet
- The good news wasn’t limited to the on-field results for Ole Miss on Saturday, as the Rebels landed a commitment from 4-star wide receiver D.D. Bowie, who flipped to Ole Miss from Alabama.
- Here’s the Associated Press recap of Ole Miss’ big win.
- Neal McCready of RebelGrove.com wrote a column on how Ole Miss found themselves with the win against Texas A&M. Saturday’s win could be a turning point for the Rebels, who still have all of their goals in front of them.