Ole Miss vs. Southeast Missouri Postgame Notes

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POSTGAME NOTES
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI GAME - 9/7/13

SERIES INFORMATION
• Tonight's meeting was the first all-time between Ole Miss and Southeast Missouri.

CAPTAINS
(All Seniors): Andrew Ritter (K), Mike Marry (LB) and Emmanuel McCray (OL)

FIRST-TIME STARTERS (2)
Offense: Quincy Adeboyejo (WR)
Defense: Tony Conner (DB)

DEBUTS (7)
Matt Brown (TE), Robert Conyers (OL), Mark Dodson (RB), Jimmy Potepa (RB), Robert Ratliff (QB), Walker Sturgeon (DE), Taz Zettergren (TE)

GENERAL NOTES
• Tonight's attendance at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium was a sellout of 60,815.
• Ole Miss is now 96-17-5 (.835 winning pct) in home openers, and 73-10-4 (.862 winning pct) in home openers played in Oxford.
• Ole Miss improved to 150-82-7 (.642 winning pct) all-time during the month of September, and has won each of its past two home openers.
• Dating back to last season, Saturday evening's win was Ole Miss' fourth consecutive victory. The Rebels' four-game winning streak is their longest since the 2008-09 seasons when Ole Miss ended the 2008 season on a six-game winning streak and won their opening two games of the 2009 season.
• The Rebels now own an all-time record of 630-492-35 (.560 winning percentage).
• The Rebels' 31-point halftime lead was their largest since holding a 31-0 halftime lead over Mississippi State on Nov. 28, 2008.
• Ole Miss is now 5-2 under head coach Hugh Freeze when leading at the half.
• Sophomore Cody Core had a good all-around performance for the Rebels playing on offense and defense, finishing with two catches for 36 yards and three tackles.

OFFENSIVE NOTES
• Ole Miss scored on each of its first five possessions (one field goal, four touchdowns) of the game.
• Ole Miss' 31 points scored in the first half is its highest total in a half since its season opener in 2012 when it scored 35 in the second half vs. Central Arkansas, and its highest first-half point total since 2010 when the Rebels scored 31 in their home opener vs. Jacksonville State.
• Senior RB Jeff Scott had four carries for 28 yards, pushing him past Dexter McCluster on the Ole Miss career rushing list with 1,970 yards.
• Senior QB Barry Brunetti's four-yard rushing TD with 3:06 remaining in the first quarter was his third of the season, matching his season total from a year ago ... Brunetti rushed for a career- and team-high 111 yards.
• Senior QB Robert Ratliff saw his first playing time in an Ole Miss uniform, going 3-5 for 24 yards.
• Freshman TE Evan Engram had two catches for 70 yards, including a 64-yard TD late in the first quarter ... The TD reception was the first of Engram's career.
• Sophomore RB I'Tavius Mathers scored on a 10-yard rush in the second quarter, his second carry of the season ... Mathers finished with 56 yards on four carries.
• The Rebels had eight different players record a reception, nine different players record a rush and three different players record a pass.

DEFENSIVE NOTES
• Junior LB Serderius Bryant had a career- and team-high 15 tackles, including a career-high eight solo tackles, while starting in place of injured Denzel Nkemdiche.
• Sophomore DB Chief Brown had a fumble recovery, the second of his career.
• Junior FS Cody Prewitt, who sealed the win at Vanderbilt last week with an interception in the final seconds of the game, made his fifth career INT.

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