Going into the Texas game quarterbacks from Central Arkansas and UTEP were completing a combined 72.2 percent of their.
Texas was 19-for-24 passing, most of that from sophomore David Ash, who was 19-for-23 for 82.6 percent.
For the season, opponent passing games are now 71-for-96 for 73.9 percent.
Only Kentucky (72.5 percent) and Texas A&M (82.4 percent) had higher opponent percentages than Ole Miss.
A&M’s had come with only one game played and that against Florida.
Texas had very little success with its downfield passing in its first two games, averaging roughly 10 yards per completion, but Ole Miss defensive coordinator Dave Wommack fully expected Ash to try to find his receivers downfield.
“I knew they’d try to get us one-on-one and try some things. Other teams have done that, and we got exposed on that last week,” he said.
Wommack made reference to the difference in talent level between Ole Miss and Texas but said that difference shouldn’t have led to a 35-point loss.
“We don’t have the greatest talent in the world, but we can play a whole lot better than what we played. You have to do the little things. We tried to coach over and over, I thought we were making a lot of improvement from last week. I know it’s a different level. I totally get that. They took advantage of some of those things tonight. That ran over us and threw over the top of us,” Wommack said.