Postgame Notes: Ole Miss vs. Alabama
Sept. 17, 2016

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POSTGAME NORES

#1 Alabama 48, #17 Ole Miss 43 - 9/17/16

SERIES INFORMATION

• This was the 64th all-time meeting between Ole Miss and Alabama ... The Crimson Tide now leads 48-11-2.

• Alabama snapped Ole Miss’ two-game win streak in the series.

• The last three games in the series have all been decided by six points or less.

• The 91 total points in this game are the second-most scored in a game in this series ... The teams totaled 94 points in a 59-35 Alabama win in 1980.

CAPTAINS

(All seniors): Evan Engram (TE), Issac Gross (DT), John Youngblood (DE)

DEBUTS (1)

Armani Linton (DB)

GENERAL NOTES

• Attendance at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium was 66,176, breaking last week’s school record and biggest college football crowd in state of Mississippi history.

• Ole Miss is now 10-14 against ranked teams, 4-10 against top-10 foes and 3-5 against top-five foes under Hugh Freeze.

• Ole Miss falls to 33-47-3 all-time in SEC openers.

• The Rebels are now 1-11 all-time against the nation’s No. 1 team ... The lone win was the last home game vs. Alabama in 2014.

• Ole Miss falls to 28-6 under Freeze when leading at the half and 30-7 under Freeze when scoring first.


 

 

• The Rebels now own an all-time record of 656-505-35 (.563 winning percentage) and a 35-19 record under Freeze (.648 winning percentage).

OFFENSIVE NOTES

• Senior QB Chad Kelly completed 26 of 41 passes for a career-high 421 yards with three touchdowns and one interception ... Kelly’s 421 yards are second-most by a player in school history behind Archie Manning’s 436 total vs. Alabama in 1969.

• The 421 yards were the fourth-most in a game in Ole Miss team history.

• Kelly recorded a TD pass for the 16th consecutive game, tying Eli Manning’s school record.

• Senior TE Evan Engram tied his career high with nine catches and totaled 138 yards and a TD, his fifth career 100-yard game and second of the year.

• With his ninth career TD catch, Engram moved into a tie for third on the list for most scoring catches by an Ole Miss TE with Woody Dabbs (1960-62).

• Senior RB Akeem Judd rushed 15 times for 45 yards and scored the game’s first touchdown on a 23-yard run.

• Junior WR Damore’ea Stringfellow had four catches for 87 yards and a TD, his seventh career TD and second of the season.

• Freshman WR A.J. Brown had two catches for 48 yards and a TD, his second of the season.

• Redshirt-freshman WR Van Jefferson had six catches for 91 yards.

DEFENSIVE NOTES

• Senior DE John Youngblood scored his first career touchdown on a 44-yard fumble recovery in the second quarter.

• Senior LB Terry Caldwell led the Rebels with a career high-tying 10 tackles.

• Junior DE Marquis Haynes posted a sack, 2.0 TFLs and a forced fumble ... Haynes now has 19.5 career sacks.

• Junior DB A.J. Moore tallied a career-high nine tackles.

SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES

• Junior K/P Gary Wunderlich converted all three FG attempts from 23, 18 and 38 yards ... He also punted three times for a 54.7-yard average.

• Senior QB Chad Kelly punted once for 49 yards.

• Junior P Will Gleeson punted twice for a 48.5-yard average.

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