The Rebels set a school record with 751 total yards, 382 of those on the ground.
Seven different players rushed for at least 46 yards.
Bo Wallace had an efficient game running the offense.
There was little that didn’t go the Rebels’ way, but false starts were a problem.
Keys To Victory
(Reviewing the scouting report from our GameDay preview)
1. Clean up the penalties
The Rebels are still committing pre-snap penalties that will bother them more against Missouri and Mississippi State, two better teams remaining on their schedule.
Ole Miss had seven penalties for 50 yards in the game and managed to get things cleaned up as the day went along.
2. Force turnovers
The Rebels were even on the day, both teams with an interception and a fumble. Troy’s giveaways were far more damaging, because the Trojans weren’t able to stop Ole Miss before or after.
The Rebels lost a fumble by Jaylen Walton that killed a drive and were able to recover a Barry Brunetti fumble.
The interception was thrown by third-string quarterback Robert Ratliff, not Wallace or Brunetti.
3. Stay healthy
Ole Miss suffered no known injuries that would cause anyone to miss playing time.
Bo Wallace. He was 17-for-26 for 272 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.
The Rebels have been able to survive a bit of sloppy play in three wins since the LSU game
The breathers are gone. Missouri and Mississippi State aren’t likely to be so forgiving.