Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze warned his team about complacency after the victory over Alabama last week. He was a man of few words after his team squeaked passed the Vanderbilt Commodores at home 27-16.
“We just didn’t play well,” Freeze said after the game according to Local Memphis’ Bryan Fenley. “I didn’t prepare them well enough.”
That’s a typical coach thing to say after a victory, but it was certainly true for Ole Miss on Saturday. The Rebels offense turned the ball over twice, averaged just 3.6 yards per rush, converted 3-of-13 on third down and only scored two touchdowns on five red zone trips. Additionally, Ole Miss racked up 11 penalties and 119 penalty yards.
Luckily, the Rebels still walked away with a victory versus the Commodores, and winning without playing one’s best is certainly a sign of a great team, but Ole Miss will not remain the favorite to win the SEC West if they continue to play like they did versus Vanderbilt.
— Bryan Fenley (@Local24Bryan) September 27, 2015