Postgame Notes: Sugar Bowl
Jan. 1, 2016

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POSTGAME NOTES
No. 12 Ole Miss 48, No. 16 Oklahoma State 20
January 1, 2016

SERIES INFORMATION
• This was the third all-time meeting between Ole Miss and Oklahoma State, and the Rebels now lead 3-0 (all in bowl games).

CAPTAINS
(All): Justin Bell (Sr., OL), Trae Elston (Sr., S), Evan Engram (Jr., TE), Mike Hilton (Sr., DB), C.J. Johnson (Sr., LB)

GENERAL NOTES
• Attendance at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome was 72,117.
• The Rebels’ 10-3 record marks their first 10-win season since 2003 and seventh in school history.
• Ole Miss improves to 24-13 all-time in bowl games and passes Oklahoma State for the second-best bowl win percentage among programs with 25 or more appearances.
• The Rebels’ 24 bowl wins are tied for ninth all-time with Georgia Tech and LSU.
• Ole Miss is now 6-3 all-time in Sugar Bowls.
• The Rebels have won 11 of their last 13 bowl appearances and seven of their last eight.
• The 2015 senior class posted their 34th win over the last four years, the most since Ole Miss players began playing all four years in the early 1970s.
• Ole Miss improves to 5-2 against ranked teams this season ... The Rebels are 10-12 vs. top-25 teams under Hugh Freeze.
• The Rebels have five wins over ranked teams for the first time in program history.
• The Rebels now own an all-time record of 655-504-35 (.563 winning percentage) and a 34-18 record under Hugh Freeze (.654 winning percentage).

OFFENSIVE NOTES
• The Rebels’ 48 points and 554 total yards are their most in a bowl game in school history.
• The Rebels’ 34 points tied the most in a first half in Sugar Bowl history.
• Junior QB Chad Kelly’s four touchdown passes tied the Sugar Bowl record and were the most ever by an Ole Miss player in a bowl game.
• Junior WR Laquon Treadwell’s three touchdown catches also tied the Sugar Bowl record.
• Kelly broke Bo Wallace’s school record for pass completions in a season with 298 and tied Eli Manning’s record for passing TDs in a season (31).
• Kelly’s season total of 4,542 total yards is third-best in SEC history behind Johnny Manziel’s 2012 (5,116) and 2013 (4,873) seasons.
• Kelly’s season total of 4,042 passing yards is third-best in SEC history behind Tim Couch (4,275 in 1998) and Manziel (4,114 in 2013) ... He’s the third SEC QB to ever throw for more than 4,000 yards.
• Treadwell established school records for catches in a season (82) and career (202) and receiving yards in a season (1,153).
• With three TD catches in the game, Treadwell surpassed Donte Moncrief and Chris Collins for a school-record 11 this season.
• Junior TE Evan Engram broke Jim Poole’s school record for career receptions by a tight end with 97.
• Ole Miss finishes the season with single-season team school records in scoring, touchdowns, yards, first downs, passing yards, passing touchdowns, PATs, 50+ point games and 600+ yard games.
• Ole Miss players finish the season with individual single-season records in total offense (Kelly), passing yards (Kelly), passing TDs (Kelly), pass completions (Kelly), completion percentage (Kelly), pass efficiency rating (Kelly), yards per attempt (Kelly), touchdowns responsible for (Kelly), 300-yard passing games (Kelly), receptions (Treadwell), receiving yards (Treadwell), receiving TDs (Treadwell), 100-yard receiving games (Treadwell), consecutive games with a TD catch (Treadwell), consecutive games with 100 receiving yards (Treadwell) and PATs (Wunderlich).
• Junior OT Laremy Tunsil took a toss from Kelly to record a 2-yard touchdown run at the close of the first half, his first career touchdown.

DEFENSIVE NOTES
• Ole Miss held Oklahoma State’s high-flying offense to 366 total yards, 63 rushing yards and 20 total points (including a couple of second-half touchdowns).
• Senior LB C.J. Johnson capped his Rebel career with four tackles and 1.5 sacks against the Cowboys.
• Junior DT D.J. Jones had five tackles and a sack.
• Sophomore DE Marquis Haynes posted four tackles with 2.5 TFLs and 0.5 sack.
• Junior CB Tony Bridges broke up a career-high three passes.

SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
• Sophomore K Gary Wunderlich made field goals from 34 and 38 and missed from 42 ... He also had two punts for a 47.5-yard average.
• Junior K Nathan Noble had seven touchbacks on eight kickoffs (the only non-touchback was after a 15-yard penalty that backed up the kickoff).


 

 

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