Sept. 12, 2010

 

Final Stats

 

OLE MISS vs. TULANE September 11, 2010 Postgame Notes

SERIES INFORMATION

 

  • Today's meeting was the 70th meeting between the Rebels and the Green Wave. Ole Miss leads the series 42-28 and has won 10 straight games against Tulane dating back to 1989.
  • Tulane is the Rebels' fourth-most played opponent behind Mississippi State (106), LSU (98) and Vanderbilt (84).
  • The Ole Miss-Tulane series is the Rebels' longest ongoing series dating back to the school's first year playing football in 1893. The Rebels won the first meeting 12-4 in New Orleans to cap a 4-1 season and have played 68 times since. The two schools played almost yearly from 1893 to 1910 missing only four years (1897, 1903, 1905 and 1907) and started a yearly series in 1950 that ran until 1965.

    CAPTAINS (All Seniors): Lionel Breaux (WR) Kentrell Lockett (DE), Jonathan Cornell (LB), and Jerrell Powe (DT)

    FIRST TIME STARTERS:(Offense) Jeremiah Masoli (QB), Josh Tatum (OL), Devin Thomas (RB).

    DEBUTS: Mike Marry (LB), Evan Swindall (OL)

    GENERAL NOTES

     

  • Ole Miss is now 48-12 versus non-conference opponents dating back to a 38-0 win over Tulane on Nov. 12, 1994. The Rebels are also 17-6 in their last 23 road or neutral site non-conference games dating back to that game against the Green Wave.
  • This was head coach Houston Nutt's first career game and first career game against Tulane.
     

     

    OFFENSIVE NOTES

     

  • Jeremiah Masoli scored his first touchdown as a Rebel on a one-yard quarterback sneak on fourth down in the first quarter that gave Ole Miss a 7-0.
  • Masoli's first touchdown pass came on a 70-yard strike to Markeith Summers with 1:19 to go in the first half. It was the longest touchdown pass for a Rebel since Jevan Snead's 72-yard pass to Mike Wallace against Mississippi State in 2008.
  • Senior wide receiver Markeith Summers recorded his first career 100-yard game after turning in five catches for 165 yards including the 70-strike from Masoli. Summers' 165 yards receiving is the seventh highest single-game total in Ole Miss history and the most since Shay Hodge recorded 169 yards receiving against Northern Arizona in 2009.

    DEFENSIVE NOTES

     

  • Senior defensive end Kentrell Lockett posted his first quarterback sack of the season and the ninth of his career, which is the most among active players.
  • Sophomore defensive end Jason Jones recovered a fumble on the Ole Miss 10-yard line in the third quarter to end a Tulane drive. It was the first fumble recovery of Jones' career.
  • Freshman cornerback Charles Sawyer posted a team-high and career-best ten tackles including seven solo.
  • Senior linebacker Jonathan Cornell posted a career-high 3.0 QB sacks, which is the most sacks since Greg Hardy posted 3.0 sacks against Mississippi State in 2008.

    SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES

     

  • Sophomore Bryson Rose connected on a career long 41-yard field goal with 2:24 remaining in the second quarter. He also connected on a 29-yard attempt in the fourth quarter and was 3-for-3 on PAT attempts.
  • Sophomore punter Tyler Campbell finished the game with four punts for a 46.0-yard average including a 60-yard punt, his longest boot of the season.
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