Wallace talks No. 3 Rebels loss to No. 24

By John Davis, Oxford Citizen

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Bo Wallace didn’t want to talk about his last throw in Saturday’s 10-7 loss to No. 24 LSU Saturday night in Tiger Stadium.

Wallace’s first interception in SEC play secured a upset for the Tigers, who made the plays late to give the Rebels their first loss of the 2014 season.

The one-one-one throw that was intended for Cody Core in the end zone ended up in the hands of LSU’s Ronald Martin. Wallace would only say that Martin made a play on the ball, and he threw it because he saw a one-on-one matchup.

Ole Miss’ offense struggled to move the ball against the Tigers, netting just over 300 yards. Wallace was just 14-for-34 for 176 yards.

“It was very frustrating,” Wallace said. “We didn’t make the plays when we had to. It’s a crazy atmosphere, the craziest place I’ve played, so absolutely the crowd had a factor in it.”

As for the mood in the locker room, Wallace said that his teammates were thinking everyone was going to have one loss, and ready to keep going.

“We have Auburn coming to our place next week, and that’s what our minds are on right now,” Wallace said. “

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

    One thing is for sure: LSU has found their quarterback & their identity. Just as Alabama is not the same team that Ole Miss throttled and beat at home…LSU is not the same team which lost to Ms State and Auburn.
    Shake off this loss and prepare to take on the other Tigers this Saturday.
    Oh, the Rebels are still #1 in scoring defense…holding their opponents to 10 ppg. That didn’t change. Bo has to score MORE than 10 points to win. Let’s take care of business when Auburn comes to town.

  • Penny Oakley

    O.K., it’s one loss and it may have come at a bad time. But Aaron Rodgers said it best – ‘relax’! Ole Miss has a good chance to redeem itself provided it takes care of business the rest of the way. The Rebs have only one road game left against Arkansas which Ole Miss has an open date the week before. That should help. They own the tiebreaker over Alabama. That SEC West title is not so far fetched, now. Plus they could have the opportunity to beat three Top 5 teams (Alabama, Auburn and Miss. State) in the same season. That should carry a little more weight than the three Top 10 teams that Miss. State beat.

  • Parrish Alford

    Beeze you are correct. I thought at the time that MSU beat LSU that the Tigers had plenty of time to be much improved by the time they played Ole Miss. They used most of that time to get to where they were last night. A couple of points I didn’t make last night: Tennessee and LSU were Nos. 4 and 2 in the SEC in pass defense efficiency and both forced Wallace into a sub-50 percent completion rate. Auburn is No. 5 — or was before last night. Wallace and the offense are going to have to score points against good secondaries. They eventually wore down Tennessee. They ran 78 plays against Tennessee. They ran 68 against LSU, and nine of them were on that last frantic drive. The LSU defense was still fresh at that point. LSU had the ball for 20 minutes, 3 seconds in the first half. Way too much. Offense has to help the defense more. That starts with completing passes. It would be easier for Wallace if the Rebels were a better run team. They’re not. Unless that changes he bears the responsibility for moving the chains.

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