Ole Miss vs. Arkansas Postgame Notes

Oct. 27, 2012

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SERIES INFORMATION
• Today’s meeting was the 59th all-time between Ole Miss and Arkansas dating back to 1908 ... Arkansas now leads the all-time series 31-27-1, while Ole Miss improved
its lead in Little Rock to 8-6-1.
CAPTAINS
(All Seniors): Randall Mackey (RB), Mike Marry (LB) and Bryson Rose (K)

GENERAL NOTES
• Today’s attendance was 55,378.
• Ole Miss is now 5-3 on the season and just one win shy of bowl eligibility ... The Rebels were 2-6 after eight games last year and 3-5 in 2010.
• This was Ole Miss’ first SEC road win since beating Vanderbilt 23-7 on Oct. 3, 2009.
• The Rebels now own an all-time record of 626-489-35 (.560 winning percentage).
• Arkansas scored first, making this the first time all season that Ole Miss has won a game in which it did not score first.
• Ole Miss led at halftime for the third time this season and is now 3-0 in those games.
• Ole Miss won the coin toss for the sixth time this year. The Rebels have won five of those six games.

OFFENSIVE NOTES
• Ole Miss scored in all five of its red zone chances, improving its season mark to 92.3 percent.
• Sophomore QB Bo Wallace completed a career-best 29 passes on a career-high 37 attempts for 278 yards and a touchdown.
• Junior ATH Randall Mackey started as a WR for the first time this year and set career highs with seven receptions and 99 receiving yards.
• Junior RB Jeff Scott scored his team-leading seventh touchdown of the year on a second-quarter 1-yard run.
• Sophomore WR Vince Sanders scored the first touchdown of his career on a 4-yard reception in the second quarter.
• Junior QB Barry Brunetti scored a 1-yard touchdown run on his first snap of the game. It was his second touchdown run of the year.

DEFENSIVE NOTES
• Ole Miss shut out the Hogs in the third quarter and have allowed only three third-quarter points to SEC foes this year (an Auburn field goal) ... The Rebels have surrendered
just 32 second-half points all season (10 today against Arkansas).
• Redshirt-freshman LB Denzel Nkemdiche led all Ole Miss tacklers with eight stops.
• Nkemdiche grabbed his second interception of the year to set up a third-quarter field goal drive.
• Junior DB Charles Sawyer collected his first interception of the year and the seventh of his career.

SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
• Senior K Bryson Rose nailed the game-winning 31-yard field goal as time expired ... He finished the game a perfect 3-of-3 on field goals and 3-of-3 on PATs.
• Rose also booted a career-best 53-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter, the sixth-longest make in school history.
• Junior DB Charles Sawyer blocked a punt, scooped it up and returned it 37 yards to set up a Rebel touchdown drive ... It was the first Ole Miss blocked punt since
Dustin Mouzon against Alabama in 2007.
• Freshman walk-on RB Carlos Davis made his college debut as a member of the kickoff team and posted a nice tackle to hold Arkansas to a 4-yard return at the close
of the second quarter.


 

 

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