From the postgame, here’s Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze
As you heard him say there, he’s really pleased with the play he’s getting from Bo Wallace. These two game since Boise have been good, in my opinion, to increase Wallace’s confidence, to get him in the rhythm he’s talking about.
He finished 23-for-28 for 316 yards — most of that in the first half — one interception and four touchdowns.
He wasn’t turnover-free today, but the interception he did throw was judged to be the fault of a receiver.
Wallace needs to maintain the rhythm he’s in and get through one more game — Sept. 27 against Memphis — before Alabama visits.
The challenge the Rebels face with the offense now is to run the ball more consistently and to find a way to get Laquon Treadwell more involved in the passing game. Treadwell had a 30-yard catch in the first half, but the Rebels are going to have to get him the ball. He needs to be more than a decoy.
But when that’s what he is, it allows for guys like Vince Sanders to go off for 125 yards and two touchdowns on eight catches.
Defensively the Rebels again gave up some big plays early against the run and again adjusted. When the Cajuns couldn’t run they also couldn’t pass. It’s not what they try to do first in their offense, and the Ole Miss secondary was in position to keep the Cajuns from big plays. Terrance Broadway was forced to throw short, and the Rebels reaction quickly.
More tomorrow in Day After Observations.