Postgame Notes vs. Louisiana
Nov. 11, 2017

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OLE MISS 50, LOUISIANA 22
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium - Oxford, Miss.
Nov. 11, 2017

 SERIES INFORMATION
• Saturday's meeting was just the fifth all-time between Ole Miss and Louisiana.
• Ole Miss now leads the all-time series against the Ragin' Cajuns 5-0.
• It is the second straight game in the series that Ole Miss has scored 50 or more points against Louisiana.

 CAPTAINS
DeMarquis Gates (DE), Sean Rawlings (OL), Breeland Speaks (DE), Jordan Wilkins (RB).

 GENERAL NOTES
• Attendance for this afternoon's game was 51,618.
• The Rebels will host Texas A&M next weekend, Nov. 18, at either 11 a.m. or 6 p.m.

 OFFENSIVE NOTES
• The 35 first half points tied a season-high for Ole Miss and marked the fourth time in 2017 that they have scored 30 or more in a half.
• The 441 total yards in the first half are the most yards in any half this season.
• The 641 total yards of total offense were the fourth-most in program history.
• Ole Miss had three scoring drives today vs. Louisiana that took two minutes or less, giving them 30 such drives on the season.
• Coming into the game, Ole Miss ranked ninth nationally in red zone offense, scoring 94 percent of time ... The Rebels were a perfect 4-for-4 today in the red zone.
• QB Jordan Ta'amu completed 28-of-36 passes for a career-high 418 yards and three touchdowns.
• Ta'amu became only the second-ever Ole Miss QB in program history to throw for 350 or more yards in three straight games ... The only other instance came earlier in this season when QB Shea Patterson did so during first three games of the 2017 season.
• Ole Miss is just the fourth FBS team in last 20 seasons to have two quarterbacks throw for 350 yards or more in at least three games in a season.
• Ta'amu's 418 passing yards is the sixth-best passing performance in Ole Miss history.
• Ta'amu tied his career-high with two rushing touchdowns.
• WR A.J. Brown tied the Ole Miss record for most receptions in a single game (14), tying Laquon Treadwell's mark of 14 catches set in 2015.
• Brown finished the game with 185 yards and two TDs ... His nine receiving touchdowns on the season currently leads the SEC.
• Brown became only the third receiver in Ole Miss history to go over 1,000 yards receiving in a season (1,015), joining Laquon Treadwell (2015) and Shay Hodge (2009).
• Brown, who currently sits third in single-season receiving yards, is now just 138 yards shy in moving into the top spot.
• Brown moves into seventh place on the single-season record books in receptions (62).
• Brown moved up to fourth on Ole Miss's single-season charts in receiving touchdowns, two behind Laquon Treadwell`s mark of 11 TDs in 2015.
• Brown now has five 100-yard receiving games this season ... Laquon Treadwell holds Ole Miss record with six 100-yard performances in 2015.
• RB Jordan Wilkins finished the game with a season-high 124 yards rushing on 14 carries and one TD ... It was Wilkins' fourth 100-yard rushing performance of the season.
• WR DaMarkus Lodge hauled in three catches for 95 yards and a score.
• RB D'Vaughn Pennamon tallied a career-high 55 rushing yards.

 DEFENSIVE NOTES
• It was the fifth straight game that the Ole Miss defense recorded three or more sacks.
• Senior LB Tayler Polk led the Rebel defense, tying a career-high with seven tackles.
• Polk recorded his first-career sack in the win.
• DE Ryder Anderson tallied a career-high three QB hurries.

 SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
• Senior Gary Wunderlich's streak of 19 straight games with a field goal was snapped after missing what would have been a career-long 55-yard FG at the end of the first half.
• Wunderlich still remains at 62 made field goals during his career; one shy of tying the Ole Miss all-time record.
 

 

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