Final: Ole Miss 56, La.-Lafayette 15

Some Rapid Reaction here. Hugh Freeze and more video to come.

Halftime 28-6:

The Cajuns have kicked a couple of short field goals, the latter in the final seconds after a Bo Wallace interception.

I had stepped away from the game for a bit, thinking I was about to see at worst a long field goal attempt by Ole Miss, and did not see the interception. I’m told it was intended for Cody Core and was not a bad decision on Wallace’s part.

It’s the only blemish on an otherwise dominant first half for the Ole Miss offense.

Wallace is 20-for-24 for 290 yards, 3 TDs and 1 interception.

The receiver of choice has been Vince Sanders, who has eight catches for 125 yards and two touchdowns.

Laquon Treadwell has three catches for 36 yards with a long of 30.

The Rebels are still struggling to run the ball, although I’Tavius Mathers did bounce one to the left, break a tackle and run 56 yards for a score. With that 56-yard play the Rebels still have just 71 rushing yards on 15 attempts.

The passing game has been very good. Wallace hasn’t faced a lot of pressure.

ULL was down only 7-0 when it drove to the Ole Miss 12 but running back Alonzo Harris fumbled after a 6-yard gain. Trae Elston got the force and the recovery.

The Cajuns got a lot done with the run game on that drive as Ole Miss hard on the fakes. ULL got 73 of its 105 rushing yards on that drive.

Ole Miss made some adjustments and played the run better, but just as important was the lead expanded and ULL has had to force more.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • Killer_Beeze

    As we ALL predicted: Ole Miss won BIG.
    Read that Ole Miss leads the nation in pass interceptions. The Land Sharks are truly living up to their name…but, need to get better at stopping the run. ‘Bama will literally run it down the throats of any defense that can’t tackle.
    I’m amazed at how much press two unranked teams: Florida & Kentucky got over the Rebels. I watched some of that game–feel asleep–it was BO-ring.
    Va. Tech, Louisville, Georgia and Southern Cal all went down in defeat yesterday. Will there be a major shift in the polls and will Ole Miss get a bump from there blow out of ULL?

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