Postgame Notes vs. Arkansas
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ARKANSAS 38, OLE MISS 37
Oct. 28, 2017
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium


 SERIES INFORMATION
• Saturday's meeting was the 64th all-time between Ole Miss and Arkansas dating back to 1908.
• Arkansas now leads the series 35-28-1 and is 8-5 in games played in Oxford.

 CAPTAINS
DeMarquis Gates (LB), Dawson Knox (TE), Breeland Speaks (DE), Jordan Wilkins (RB)

 GENERAL NOTES
• HC Matt Luke falls to 3-2 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium as Ole Miss head coach.
• Attendance for today's game was 55,684.
• The Rebels will travel to Kentucky next weekend, Nov. 4, at 3 p.m.

 STARTERS
• Junior QB Jordan Ta'amu recorded his first-career start at quarterback.

 OFFENSIVE NOTES
• Ole Miss scored a touchdown on its first three opening drives of the game for the first time all season.
• The Rebels tallied 30 or more first half points for the second time in the last three games (35 vs. Vanderbilt - Oct. 14).
• The four rushing touchdowns by Ole Miss were the most this season and the most since last year vs. Memphis (4).
• Junior QB Jordan Ta'amu completed 20-of-30 passes for 368 yards, all career-highs and the most passing yards ever by an Ole Miss quarterback making his first career start.
• Ta'amu also ran for 76 yards on nine carries.
• Ta'amu's 444 yards of total offense (368 passing, 76 rushing) are the fifth-most yards in a single game in Ole Miss history.
• The 49-yard by Ta'amu was the longest rush by an Ole Miss QB since Bo Wallace had a 59-yard scamper vs. Auburn (Nov. 1, 2014).
D.K. Metcalf was Ole Miss' leading receiver with four catches for 107 yards.
• Sophomore TE Octavious Cooley recorded a career-best two receptions and 49 yards receiving.
• Senior RB Jordan Wilkins led the Ole Miss rushing attack, finishing with 118 yards on the ground.
• It marked Wilkins' fourth straight game with a rushing TD and the third 100-yard game of the season.
Eric Swinney ran for his second career touchdown.

 DEFENSIVE NOTES
• The four sacks by the Ole Miss defense were the second-most this season.
• The Ole Miss defense recorded three or more sacks for the third straight game.
• It was the third time this season that the Ole Miss defense forced two or more turnovers.
• Senior LB DeMarquis Gates recorded a career-high 15 tackles for the Rebels.
• It was the fourth game this season that Gates has recorded double-digit tackles and the fourth time this season he's led Ole Miss in total tackles.
• Gates tallied a career-high three tackles for loss.
• DB Javien Hamilton tallied his team-best third interception of the season.
• Sophomore DB Myles Hartsfield tallied a career-high in tackles (10).
• For the second straight game, DT Breeland Speaks tied career-high with two sacks..

 SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
• Senior Gary Wunderlich has now made a field goal in 18 straight games in which he's played. His streak was the longest active in the NCAA, and surpasses Ole Miss kicker Josh Shene's streak of 16-straight back in 2008.
• Wunderlich moved into second place on the all-time record books in points scored (318), field goals made (308) and PATs made (59).
• The three field goals by Wunderlich tied a career-high and was the eighth time in his career he's recorded three FGs in a game.
 

 

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