Postgame Notes vs. Kentucky

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OLE MISS 37, KENTUCKY 34
Nov. 4, 2017
Kroger Field

 SERIES INFORMATION
• Saturday's meeting was the 43rd all-time between Ole Miss and Kentucky dating back to 1944.
• Ole Miss now leads the all-time series against Kentucky 28-14-1 and is 10-11-1 in games played in Lexington.
• Prior to Ole Miss' comeback win, the home team had won the last four contest in the series.
• The win marked just the third time in the last 40 years that Ole Miss has won in Lexington.

 CAPTAINS
Daronte Bouldin (OL), DeMarquis Gates (LB), Breeland Speaks (DE), Jordan Wilkins (RB).

 STARTERS
• Freshman CB D.D. Bowie made his first career start.

 GENERAL NOTES
• Attendance for today's game was 55,665.
• The Rebels recorded its first road win of the season (1-3).
• Ole Miss improves to 2-0 this season against the SEC East.
• Ole Miss won its first game of the season when trailing at halftime (1-3).
• The Rebels will host to Louisiana next weekend, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. The game will be televised on SEC Network.

 OFFENSIVE NOTES
• QB Jordan Ta'amu completed 31-of-40 passes for a career-high 382 yards and four touchdowns.
• The 77.5 completion percentage (31-of-40) by Ta'amu set a single-game record by an Ole Miss QB with a minimum of 40 attempts, breaking Stewart Patridge's completion percentage of 76.7 in 1997.
• The four passings TDs were the first of Ta'amu's career.
• It marked the fourth time this season an Ole Miss QB has thrown for four or more TDs.
• With 382 yards tonight and 368 yards last week, Ta'amu becomes the only QB in Ole Miss history to throw for at least 750 yards in back-to-back SEC games.
• WR A.J. Brown recorded his seventh receiving TD of the season; ranked second in the SEC.
• With 65 yards, Brown moved into the top 10 (seventh place) on Ole Miss' single-season charts with 830 yards receiving in 2017.
• WR Van Jefferson tallied his first receiving touchdown of the season, fourth of his career.
D.K. Metcalf tied a career-high for receiving touchdowns (2) ... Metcalf finished the game with five catches for a game-high 83 yards.
• The 58-yard touchdown pass to D.K. Metcalf was Ole Miss' seventh passing TD this season greater than 50 yards.
Dawson Knox set a career-high in receiving yards (73) and tied a career-high in catches (five).
• Three Ole Miss receivers recorded at one TD reception for the second time this season.
• Five Ole Miss wideouts hauled in at least five catches.

 DEFENSIVE NOTES
• It was the fourth straight game that the Ole Miss defense recorded three or more sacks.
• Senior DE Marquis Haynes continues to add on to his career sacks and tackles for loss records at Ole Miss with one sacks and one TFLs this afternoon vs. Kentucky.
• Senior LB DeMarquis Gates recorded a game-high 14 tackles, including a career-high 13 solor tackles, for the Rebels.
• It was the fifth game this season that Gates has recorded double-digit tackles and the fifth time this season he's led Ole Miss in total tackles.
• The four sacks by the Ole Miss defense were the second-most this season.
• DT Josiah Coatney tallied a career-best two sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss.

 SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
• Senior Gary Wunderlich has now made a field goal in 19 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.
• With three field goals this afternoon, Wunderlich currently sits at 62 made field goals during his career; one shy of tying the Ole Miss all-time record.
• The three field goals by Wunderlich tied a career-high and was the ninth time in his career he's recorded three FGs in a game.
• The 49-yard field goal during the 4th quarter tied for his career long ... Also made a 49-yarder last season vs. Auburn.
 

 

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