Ole Miss football is looking for wins — any win will do in its effort to become bowl eligible.
The Rebels beat Georgia Southern 37-27 on Saturday to move to 4-5.
They moved up one spot in this week’s SEC Country Power Poll to No. 8.
The 26-person panel includes voters from SEC Country and around the country.
Georgia Southern came out swinging Saturday. GSU led by 11 at the end of the first quarter. The Eagles led 21-10 with 10 minutes left in the half when Matt Breida ran 68 yards for a touchdown.
That’s when Chad Kelly went to work.
The Rebels senior QB ran for two scores and connected with TE Evan Engram for a 38-yard score to cap a 28-point second quarter. Engram’s score made it 31-21 and Ole Miss held on for the win. Kelly left the game in the third quarter with a knee injury. It was reported later Sunday that Kelly will miss the rest of the season.
“We have got a great group of guys with great positivity in the locker room,” offensive lineman Javon Patterson said. “We have to take it one day at a time and feed off each other’s energy. Every week we try to go 1-0, and we did that today. Next week, we will try to go 1-0 against Texas A&M.”
Ole Miss plays the Aggies on Saturday. The Rebels end their season at Vanderbilt and at home against Mississippi State.
Check back next week for our weekly installment of the SEC Country Power Poll.
Your Week 10 Power Poll rankingsResults are below:
|1||Alabama (14 - 1)||338||26||1||1||1|
|2||Auburn (8 - 5)||309||0||3||2||3|
|3||Texas A&M (8 - 5)||273||0||2||2||5|
|4||LSU (8 - 4)||268||0||5||2||6|
|5||Arkansas (7 - 6)||232||0||6||4||6|
|6||Florida (9 - 4)||202||0||4||3||8|
|7||Tennessee (9 - 4)||171||0||7||5||11|
|8||Ole Miss (5 - 7)||146||0||9||6||12|
|9||Georgia (8 - 5)||122||0||10||7||12|
|10||Mississippi State (6 - 7)||105||0||13||6||12|
|11||Kentucky (7 - 6)||104||0||8||7||13|
|12||South Carolina (6 - 7)||65||0||11||8||14|
|13||Vanderbilt (6 - 7)||29||0||12||12||14|
|14||Missouri (4 - 8)||2||0||14||13||14|
This week's voters:
Adam Sparks (The Tennessean)
Alec Shirkey (SEC Country)
Alex Hickey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Barrett Sallee (Bleacher Report)
Ben Wait (Columbus Commercial Dispatch)
Chip Towers (DawgNation)
Cory McCartney (Fox Sports)
Dave Matter (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
David Caraviello (Post & Courier)
Graham Watson (Yahoo Sports)
Jason Kersey (SEC Country)
Jeff Drummond (AllWildcats.com)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Michael Bonner (Clarion-Ledger)
Mike Wilson (SEC Country)
Otis Kirk (Hawgs 247)
Parrish Alford (Daily Journal)
Pat Dooley (Gainesville Sun)
Patrick Brown (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Shehan Jeyarajah (SEC Country)
Suzanne Halliburton (Austin American-Statesman)
Travis Reier (BamaOnline)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)