REWIND: Ole Miss 51, Troy 21

Thomas Wells | Buy at photos.djournal.com Bo Wallace turned in an efficient effort on Saturday.

Thomas Wells | Buy at photos.djournal.com
Bo Wallace turned in an efficient effort on Saturday.

Thumbs Up

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.

Thumbs Down

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.

MVP

Bo Wallace. He was 17-for-26 for 272 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.

Bottom Line

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.

Parrish Alford

  • pdreb

    The Rebels have a very tough assignment ahead. Missouri this Saturday at VH, five days later taking on a tough Dawg bunch in Starkville. The recall is in 2009 when the Rebels beat LSU at VH 25-23 and they left a lot on the field before traveling to Starkville where they led the DAWGS 13-10 at the half and got blown out in the second losing 41-27. Using up too much gas in one game can result in giving out in the next.