2021 Ole Miss Rebels football team

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American college football season

The 2021 Ole Miss Rebels football team represented the University of Mississippi in the 2021 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Rebels played their home games at Vaught–Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi, and competed in the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They were led by second-year head coach Lane Kiffin. This was the first season in program history that the team finished the regular season with 10 wins. [1]

Previous season[edit]

The Rebels finished the 2020 season 5–5, 4–5 in SEC play to finish in fifth place in the Western Division. The Rebels were invited to the Outback Bowl where they defeated No. 11 Indiana.[2]

SEC Media Days[edit]

In the preseason media poll, Ole Miss was predicted to finish 4th in the West Division.[3]

West
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Alabama 932 (130)
2 Texas A&M 760 (1)
3 LSU 633 (1)
4 Ole Miss 529 (1)
5 Auburn 440
6 Arkansas 241 (1)
7 Mississippi State 217

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Rank Site TV Result Attendance
5:00 p.m. vs. Louisville* ESPN W 43–24 30,709
September 11 6:30 p.m. No. 17 (FCS) Austin Peay* No. 20 ESPN+/SECN+ W 54–17 47,848
September 18 5:00 p.m. Tulane* No. 17
  • Vaught–Hemingway Stadium
  • Oxford, MS (rivalry)
ESPN2 W 61–21 54,198
October 2 2:30 p.m. at No. 1 Alabama No. 12 CBS L 21–42 100,077
October 9 9:00 a.m. No. 13 Arkansas No. 17
  • Vaught–Hemingway Stadium
  • Oxford, MS (rivalry)
ESPN W 52–51 60,256
October 16 4:30 p.m. at Tennessee No. 13 SECN W 31–26 102,455
October 23 12:30 p.m. LSU No. 12 Vaught–Hemingway Stadium (Magnolia Bowl / SEC Nation) CBS W 31–17 64,523
October 30 4:00 p.m. at No. 18 Auburn No. 10 ESPN L 20–31 87,451
November 6 9:00 a.m. Liberty* No. 16
  • Vaught–Hemingway Stadium
  • Oxford, MS
SECN W 27–14 53,235
November 13 4:00 p.m. No. 11 Texas A&M No. 15 ESPN W 29–19 64,425
November 20 4:30 p.m. Vanderbilt No. 12
  • Vaught–Hemingway Stadium
  • Oxford, MS (rivalry)
SECN W 31–17 50,819
4:30 p.m. at Mississippi State No. 9 ESPN W 31–21 55,601
January 1, 2022 8:00 p.m. vs. No. 7 Baylor* No. 8 ESPN L 7–21 66,479
Schedule Source:[4]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
RV = Received votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final
AP RV 20 17 13 12 17 13 12 10 15 12 10 8 8 8 11
Coaches 25 20 16 13 12 17 14 12 9 15 12 10 8 8 8 11
CFP Not released 16 15 12 9 8 8 Not released

Game summaries[edit]

Vs. Louisville[edit]

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Louisville Cardinals (0–0) vs. Ole Miss Rebels (0–0)

Period 1 2 3 4 Total
Rebels 9 17 3 14 43
Cardinals 0 0 10 14 24

at Mercedes-Benz Stadium • Atlanta, GA

  • Date: Monday, September 6, 2021
  • Game time: 7:00 P.M. CST
  • Game weather: open roof • Temperature: 78°F
  • Game attendance: 30,709
  • Referee: Ron Snodgrass
  • TV announcers (ESPN):
    Rece Davis (play-by-play)
    Kirk Herbstreit (color)
    Molly McGrath (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Ole Miss –9 • O/U: 74
Game information
First Quarter
  • (11:55) MISS – Jerrion Ealy 1 yard rush, Cale Nation PAT missed
    Ole Miss 6–0; 11 plays, 94 yards, 3:05
  • (2:25) MISS – Caden Costa 47 yard field goal
    Ole Miss 9–0; 7 plays, 44 yards, 2:46
Second Quarter
  • (11:25) MISS – Matt Corral 6 yard rush, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 16–0; 9 plays, 93 yards, 2:30
  • (7:12) MISS – Snoop Conner 1 yard rush, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 23–0; 3 plays, 35 yards, 0:55
  • (0:00) MISS – Caden Costa 22 yard field goal
    Ole Miss 26–0; 7 plays, 70 yards, 0:44
Third Quarter
  • (12:35) LOU – James Turner 38 yard field goal
    Ole Miss 26–3; 5 plays, 21 yards, 2:25
  • (8:22) MISS – Caden Costa 38 yard field goal
    Ole Miss 29–3; 13 plays, 55 yards, 4:13
  • (1:58) LOU – Braden Smith 4 yard pass from Malik Cunningham, James Turner kick
    Ole Miss 29–10; 13 plays, 70 yards, 6:24
Fourth Quarter
  • (14:11) MISS – Snoop Conner 11 yard rush, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 36–10; 7 plays, 75 yards, 2:47
  • (8:58) LOU – Malik Cunningham 1 yard rush, James Turner kick
    Ole Miss 36–17; 11 plays, 94 yards, 3:05
  • (7:11) MISS – Dontario Drummond 6 yard pass from Matt Corral, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 43–17; 6 plays, 60 yards, 1:47
  • (3:58) LOU – Malik Cunningham 9 yard rush, James Turner kick
    Ole Miss 43–24; 9 plays, 78 yards, 3:13
Statistics MISS LOU
First downs 31 22
Total yards 569 355
Passing yards 381 200
Rushing yards 188 155
Penalties 14–125 9–74
Turnovers 0 2
Time of possession 24:08 35:52
Team Category Player Statistics
Ole Miss Passing Matt Corral 22/32, 381 yards, 1 TD
Rushing Snoop Conner 8 carries, 60 yards, 2 TD
Receiving Dontario Drummond 9 receptions, 177 yards, 1 TD
Louisville Passing Malik Cunningham 22/37, 191 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Malik Cunningham 18 carries, 79 yards, 2 TD
Receiving Marshon Ford 4 receptions, 50 yards

No. 17 (FCS) Austin Peay[edit]

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No. 17 (FCS) Austin Peay Governors (1–0) at No. 20 Ole Miss Rebels (0–0)

Period 1 2 3 4 Total
Governors 0 7 3 7 17
No. 20 Rebels 14 23 14 3 54

at Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS

  • Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
  • Game time: 6:30 P.M. CST
  • Game weather: sunny • Temperature: 79°F
  • Game attendance: 47,848
  • Referee: David Smith
  • TV announcers (ESPN+):
    Richard Cross (play-by-play)
    Ben Hartsock (color)
  • Pregame line: Ole Miss –37 • O/U: 69.5
Game information
First Quarter
  • (11:26) MISS – Dontario Drummond 1 yard pass from Matt Corral, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 7–0; 10 plays, 80 yards, 2:38
  • (4:59) MISS – Sam Williams 33 yard fumble return, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 14–0
Second Quarter
  • (8:28) MISS – Jonathan Mingo 15 yard pass from Matt Corral, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 21–0; 7 plays, 66 yards, 2:01
  • (6:04) MISS – Austin Peay fumbled snap through endzone
    Ole Miss 23–0
  • (4:51) MISS – Dontario Drummond 49 yard pass from Matt Corral, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 30–0; 4 plays, 57 yards, 1:03
  • (3:03) MISS – Braylon Sanders 11 yard pass from Matt Corral, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 37–0; 6 plays, 28 yards, 1:39
  • (2:04) APSU – Baniko Harley 30 yard pass from Draylen Ellis, Maddux Trujillo kick
    Ole Miss 37–7; 3 plays, 75 yards, 0:59
Third Quarter
  • (13:46) MISS – Jonathan Mingo 40 yard pass from Matt Corral, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 44–7; 4 plays, 75 yards, 1:14
  • (11:21) APSU – Maddux Trujillo 30 yard field goal
    Ole Miss 44–10; 8 plays, 62 yards, 2:25
  • (7:13) MISS – Snoop Conner 3 yard rush, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 51–10; 8 plays, 56 yards, 4:06
Fourth Quarter
  • (6:14) MISS – Caden Costa 26 yard field goal
    Ole Miss 54–10; 12 plays, 72 yards, 5:46
  • (3:12) APSU – CJ Evans Jr. 40 yard rush, Maddux Trujillo kick
    Ole Miss 54–17; 6 plays, 81 yards, 2:49
Statistics APSU MISS
First downs 26 29
Total yards 404 630
Passing yards 260 294
Rushing yards 144 336
Penalties 3–15 12–130
Turnovers 2 1
Time of possession 30:21 29:39
Team Category Player Statistics
Austin Peay Passing Draylen Ellis 22/40, 226 yards, 1 TD
Rushing CJ Evans Jr. 7 carries, 74 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Drae McCray 6 receptions, 87 yards
Ole Miss Passing Matt Corral 21/33, 281 yards, 5 TD
Rushing Henry Parrish Jr. 8 carries, 72 yards
Receiving Dontario Drummond 6 receptions, 107 yards, 2 TD

Tulane[edit]

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Tulane Green Wave (1–1) at No. 17 Ole Miss Rebels (2–0)

Period 1 2 3 4 Total
Green Wave 7 14 0 0 21
No. 17 Rebels 19 21 21 0 61

at Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS

  • Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
  • Game time: 8:45 P.M. CST
  • Game weather: rain • Temperature: 75°F
  • Game attendance: 54,198
  • Referee: Jason Autrey
  • TV announcers (ESPN2):
    Anish Shroff (play-by-play)
    Mike Golic Jr. (color)
    Taylor McGregor (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Ole Miss –14 • O/U: 77.5
Game information
First Quarter
  • (11:27) MISS – Henry Parrish Jr. 19 yard rush, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 7–0; 11 plays, 75 yards, 3:33
  • (6:41) MISS – Matt Corral 9 yard rush, Caden Costa kick missed
    Ole Miss 13–0; 12 plays, 82 yards, 3:16
  • (3:40) TULN – Cameron Carroll 1 yard rush, Merek Glover kick
    Ole Miss 13–7; 5 plays, 33 yards, 1:45
  • (0:00) MISS – Matt Corral 15 yard rush, two-point conversion failed
    Ole Miss 19–7; 10 plays, 70 yards, 3:40
Second Quarter
  • (9:30) MISS – Dontario Drummond 12 yard pass from Matt Corral, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 26–7; 8 plays, 80 yards, 2:32
  • (7:21) TULN – Shae Wyatt 39 yard pass from Michael Pratt, Merek Glover kick
    Ole Miss 26–14; 6 plays, 66 yards, 2:09
  • (7:12) MISS – Jonathan Mingo 50 yard pass from Matt Corral, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 33–14; 1 play, 50 yards, 0:09
  • (2:26) MISS – Dontario Drummond 11 yard rush, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 40–14; 9 plays, 61 yards, 3:30
  • (0:42) TULN – Tyrick James 22 yard pass from Michael Pratt, Merek Glover kick
    Ole Miss 40–21; 6 plays, 74 yards, 1:44
Third Quarter
  • (11:35) MISS – Matt Corral 15 yard rush, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 47–21; 5 plays, 51 yards, 1:22
  • (10:59) MISS – Matt Corral 12 yard rush, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 54–21; 2 plays, 37 yards, 0:36
  • (7:56) MISS – Braylon Sanders 45 yard pass from Matt Corral, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 61–21; 4 plays, 75 yards, 0:51
Fourth Quarter
Statistics TULN MISS
First downs 14 41
Total yards 305 707
Passing yards 166 335
Rushing yards 139 372
Penalties 11–109 9–65
Turnovers 1 1
Time of possession 27:43 32:17
Team Category Player Statistics
Tulane Passing Michael Pratt 10/18, 166 yards, 2 TD
Rushing Devin Brumfield 9 carries, 47 yards
Receiving Duece Watts 2 receptions, 51 yards
Ole Miss Passing Matt Corral 23/31, 335 yards, 3 TD
Rushing Jerrion Ealy 15 carries, 103 yards
Receiving Jonathan Mingo 6 receptions, 136 yards, 1 TD

At No. 1 Alabama[edit]

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No. 12 Ole Miss Rebels (3–0) at No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (4–0)

Period 1 2 3 4 Total
No. 12 Rebels 0 0 7 14 21
No. 1 Crimson Tide 7 21 7 7 42

at Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL

  • Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
  • Game time: 2:30 P.M. CST
  • Game weather: cloudy • Temperature: 82°F
  • Game attendance: 100,077
  • Referee: Ken Williamson
  • TV announcers (CBS):
    Brad Nessler (play-by-play)
    Gary Danielson (color)
    Jamie Erdahl (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Alabama –15 • O/U: 79.5
Game information
First Quarter
  • (2:20) ALA – John Metchie III 16 yard pass from Bryce Young, Will Reichard kick
    Alabama 7–0; 13 plays, 94 yards, 6:31
Second Quarter
  • (12:14) ALA – Brian Robinson Jr. 1 yard rush, Will Reichard kick
    Alabama 14–0; 10 plays, 47 yards, 3:28
  • (2:55) ALA – Cameron Latu 3 yard pass from Bryce Young, Will Reichard kick
    Alabama 21–0; 6 plays, 27 yards, 3:04
  • (0:57) ALA – Brian Robinson Jr. 1 yard rush, Will Reichard kick
    Alabama 28–0; 4 plays, 14 yards, 1:42
Third Quarter
  • (12:32) ALA – Brian Robinson Jr. 1 yard rush, Will Reichard kick
    Alabama 35–0; 6 plays, 77 yards, 2:28
  • (8:25) MISS – Matt Corral 10 yard rush, Caden Costa kick
    Alabama 35–7; 10 plays, 75 yards, 4:07
Fourth Quarter
  • (10:47) ALA – Brian Robinson Jr. 2 yard rush, Will Reichard kick
    Alabama 42–7; 9 plays, 66 yards, 4:49
  • (8:43) MISS – Snoop Conner 1 yard rush, Caden Costa kick
    Alabama 42–14; 7 plays, 70 yards, 2:04
  • (2:23) MISS – Chase Rogers 2 yard pass from Matt Corral, Caden Costa kick
    Alabama 42–21; 9 plays, 50 yards, 1:54
Statistics MISS ALA
First downs 18 27
Total yards 291 451
Passing yards 213 241
Rushing yards 78 210
Penalties 7–55 5–52
Turnovers 1 1
Time of possession 22:01 37:59
Team Category Player Statistics
Ole Miss Passing Matt Corral 21/29, 213 yards, 1 TD
Rushing Henry Parrish Jr. 11 carries, 47 yards
Receiving Chase Rogers 3 receptions, 53 yards, 1 TD
Alabama Passing Bryce Young 20/26, 241 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Brian Robinson Jr. 36 carries, 171 yards, 4 TD
Receiving Jameson Williams 5 receptions, 65 yards

No. 13 Arkansas[edit]

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No. 13 Arkansas Razorbacks (4–1) at No. 17 Ole Miss Rebels (3–1)

Period 1 2 3 4 Total
No. 13 Razorbacks 7 7 17 20 51
No. 17 Rebels 0 21 10 21 52

at Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS

  • Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
  • Game time: 11:00 A.M. CST
  • Game weather: sunny • Temperature: 83°F
  • Game attendance: 60,256
  • Referee: Alex Moore
  • TV announcers (ESPN):
    Joe Tessitore (play-by-play)
    Greg McElroy (color)
    Katie George (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Ole Miss –5 • O/U: 66.5
Game information
First Quarter
  • (4:17) ARK – KJ Jefferson 5 yard rush, Cam Little kick
    Arkansas 7–0; 15 plays, 82 yards, 6:55
Second Quarter
  • (13:35) MISS – Matt Corral 5 yard rush, Caden Costa kick missed
    Arkansas 7–6; 17 plays, 75 yards, 5:42
  • (10:32) ARK – Trelon Smith 14 yard rush, Cam Little kick
    Arkansas 14–6; 9 plays, 75 yards, 3:03
  • (9:53) MISS – Dontario Drummond 67 yard pass from Matt Corral, Two-point conversion
    Tied 14–14; 2 plays, 83 yards, 0:39
  • (0:42) MISS – Matt Corral 7 yard rush, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 21–14; 9 plays, 68 yards, 2:39
Third Quarter
  • (11:38) MISS – Caden Costa 50 yard field goal
    Ole Miss 24–14; 8 plays, 42 yards, 3:22
  • (7:30) ARK – Trey Knox 3 yard pass from KJ Jefferson, Cam Little kick
    Ole Miss 24–21; 9 plays, 75 yards, 4:08
  • (4:24) ARK – Cam Little 31 yard field goal
    Tied 24–24; 5 plays, 20 yards, 1:53
  • (3:34) MISS – Snoop Conner 51 yard rush, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 31–24; 3 plays, 79 yards, 0:50
  • (1:42) ARK – KJ Jefferson, Cam Little kick
    Tied 31–31; 4 plays, 75 yards, 1:52
Fourth Quarter
  • (13:13) MISS – Snoop Conner 34 yard rush, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 38–31; 10 plays, 75 yards, 3:29
  • (11:12) ARK – Treylon Burks 20 yard pass from KJ Jefferson, Cam Little kick
    Tied 38–38; 4 plays, 86 yards, 2:01
  • (9:01) MISS – Snoop Conner 1 yard rush, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 45–38; 7 plays, 75 yards, 2:11
  • (1:22) ARK – KJ Jefferson 10 yard rush, Cam Little kick
    Tied 45–45; 8 plays, 65 yards, 2:37
  • (1:07) MISS – Braylon Sanders 68 yard pass from Matt Corral, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 52–45; 2 plays, 75 yards, 0:15
  • (0:00) ARK – Warren Thompson 9 yard pass from KJ Jefferson, Two-point conversion failed
    Ole Miss 52–51; 9 plays, 75 yards, 1:07
Statistics ARK MISS
First downs 39 22
Total yards 676 611
Passing yards 326 287
Rushing yards 350 324
Penalties 4–25 8–75
Turnovers 2 0
Time of possession 35:35 24:25
Team Category Player Statistics
Arkansas Passing KJ Jefferson 25/35, 326 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Raheim Sanders 17 carries, 139 yards
Receiving Treylon Burks 7 receptions, 136 yards, 1 TD
Ole Miss Passing Matt Corral 14/21, 287 yards, 2 TD
Rushing Henry Parrish Jr. 18 carries, 111 yards
Receiving Braylon Sanders 2 receptions, 127 yards, 1 TD

At Tennessee[edit]

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No. 13 Ole Miss Rebels (4–1) at Tennessee Volunteers (4–2)

Period 1 2 3 4 Total
No. 13 Rebels 10 14 7 0 31
Volunteers 9 3 7 7 26

at Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN

  • Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
  • Game time: 6:30 P.M. CST
  • Game weather: sunny • Temperature: 59°F
  • Game attendance: 102,455
  • Referee: Marc Curles
  • TV announcers (SECN):
    Tom Hart (play-by-play)
    Jordan Rodgers (color)
    Cole Cubelic (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Ole Miss –1 • O/U: 82.5
Game information
First Quarter
  • (9:50) MISS – Snoop Conner 1 yard rush, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 7–0; 4 plays, 11 yards, 0:58
  • (4:35) TENN – Matt Corral intentional grounding in end zone
    Ole Miss 7–2
  • (3:51) TENN – Cedric Tillman 16 yard pass from Hendon Hooker, Chase McGrath kick
    Tennessee 9–7; 3 plays, 49 yards, 0:37
  • (0:44) MISS – Caden Costa 30 yard field goal
    Ole Miss 10–9; 11 plays, 57 yards, 3:01
Second Quarter
  • (11:27) MISS – Dannis Jackson 33 yard pass from Matt Corral, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 17–9; 8 plays, 54 yards, 2:30
  • (5:30) MISS – Snoop Conner 1 yard rush, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 24–9; 12 plays, 91 yards, 3:37
  • (0:00) TENN – Chase McGrath 39 yard field goal
    Ole Miss 24–12; 6 plays, 62 yards, 0:53
Third Quarter
  • (12:38) TENN – Jabari Small 1 yard rush, Chase McGrath kick
    Ole Miss 24–19; 8 plays, 77 yards, 2:18
  • (2:04) MISS – Dontario Drummond 16 yard pass from Matt Corral, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 31–19; 8 plays, 68 yards, 3:02
Fourth Quarter
  • (13:41) TENN – Hendon Hooker 5 yard rush, Chase McGrath kick
    Ole Miss 31–26; 9 plays, 88 yards, 3:14
Statistics MISS TENN
First downs 29 29
Total yards 510 467
Passing yards 231 245
Rushing yards 279 222
Penalties 10–75 6–48
Turnovers 1 1
Time of possession 34:09 25:51
Team Category Player Statistics
Ole Miss Passing Matt Corral 21/38, 231 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Matt Corral 30 carries, 195 yards
Receiving Dontario Drummond 2 receptions, 66 yards, 1 TD
Tennessee Passing Hendon Hooker 17/26, 233 yards, 1 TD
Rushing Hendon Hooker 23 carries, 108 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Velus Jones Jr. 6 receptions, 93 yards

LSU[edit]

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LSU Tigers (4–3) at No. 12 Ole Miss Rebels (5–1)

Period 1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 7 0 0 10 17
No. 12 Rebels 0 17 14 0 31

at Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS

  • Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
  • Game time: 2:30 P.M. CST
  • Game weather: sunny • Temperature: 76°F
  • Game attendance: 64,523
  • Referee: Jason Autrey
  • TV announcers (CBS):
    Brad Nessler (play-by-play)
    Gary Danielson (color)
    Jamie Erdahl (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Ole Miss –9 • O/U: 77
Game information
First Quarter
  • (8:29) LSU – Tyrion Davis-Price 1 yard rush, Cade York kick
    LSU 7–0; 9 plays, 90 yards, 4:33
Second Quarter
  • (10:44) MISS – Caden Costa 43 yard field goal
    LSU 7–3; 13 plays, 74 yards, 5:07
  • (3:12) MISS – Casey Kelly 2 yard pass from Matt Corral, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 10–7; 7 plays, 63 yards, 3:11
  • (0:15) MISS – Matt Corral 3 yard rush, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 17–7; 9 plays, 80 yards, 2:05
Third Quarter
  • (8:59) MISS – Henry Parrish Jr. 5 yard rush, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 24–7; 10 plays, 66 yards, 4:11
  • (2:27) MISS – Jerrion Ealy 36 yard rush, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 31–7; 6 plays, 62 yards, 2:41
Fourth Quarter
  • (7:28) LSU – Cade York 47 yard field goal
    Ole Miss 31–10; 14 plays, 51 yards, 4:37
  • (3:55) LSU – Malik Nabers 9 yard pass from Garrett Nussmeier, Cade York kick
    Ole Miss 31–17; 6 plays, 80 yards, 2:00
Statistics LSU MISS
First downs 20 25
Total yards 326 470
Passing yards 249 204
Rushing yards 77 266
Penalties 2–16 12–106
Turnovers 3 1
Time of possession 29:08 30:52
Team Category Player Statistics
LSU Passing Max Johnson 13/21, 146 yards, 1 INT
Rushing Tyrion Davis-Price 17 carries, 53 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Jaray Jenkins 4 receptions, 52 yards
Ole Miss Passing Matt Corral 18/23, 185 yards, 1 TD
Rushing Snoop Conner 14 carries, 117 yards
Receiving Dontario Drummond 8 receptions, 93 yards

At No. 18 Auburn[edit]

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No. 10 Ole Miss Rebels (6–1) at No. 18 Auburn Tigers (5–2)

Period 1 2 3 4 Total
No. 10 Rebels 3 14 3 0 20
No. 18 Tigers 14 14 0 3 31

at Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL

  • Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
  • Game time: 6:00 P.M. CST
  • Game weather: cloudy • Temperature: 55°F
  • Game attendance: 87,451
  • Referee: Ken Williamson
  • TV announcers (ESPN):
    Sean McDonough (play-by-play)
    Todd Blackledge (color)
    Molly McGrath (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Auburn –3 • O/U: 67.5
Game information
First Quarter
  • (10:11) AUB – Bo Nix 11 yard rush, Anders Carlson kick
    Auburn 7–0; 11 plays, 82 yards, 4:49
  • (6:31) MISS – Caden Costa 29 yard field goal
    Auburn 7–3; 12 plays, 61 yards, 3:40
  • (1:49) AUB – Tank Bigsby 1 yard rush, Anders Carlson kick
    Auburn 14–3; 10 plays, 72 yards, 4:42
Second Quarter
  • (8:19) MISS – Snoop Conner 13 yard rush, Caden Costa kick
    Auburn 14–10; 15 plays, 88 yards, 5:25
  • (6:20) AUB – Bo Nix 7 yard rush, Anders Carlson kick
    Auburn 21–10; 5 plays, 77 yards, 1:59
  • (2:42) MISS – Matt Corral 11 yard rush, Caden Costa kick
    Auburn 21–17; 10 plays, 75 yards, 3:38
  • (0:11) AUB – Jarquez Hunter 9 yard pass from Bo Nix, Anders Carlson kick
    Auburn 28–17; 11 plays, 69 yards, 2:31
Third Quarter
  • (6:31) MISS – Caden Costa 49 yard field goal
    Auburn 28–20; 7 plays, 42 yards, 1:28
Fourth Quarter
  • (10:52) AUB – Anders Carlson 28 yard field goal
    Auburn 31–20; 11 plays, 76 yards, 5:16
Statistics MISS AUB
First downs 26 30
Total yards 464 483
Passing yards 307 276
Rushing yards 157 207
Penalties 7–57 6–40
Turnovers 1 2
Time of possession 26:35 33:25
Team Category Player Statistics
Ole Miss Passing Matt Corral 21/37, 289 yards, 1 INT
Rushing Henry Parrish Jr. 12 carries, 57 yards
Receiving Jahcour Pearson 7 receptions, 135 yards
Auburn Passing Bo Nix 22/30, 276 yards, 1 TD
Rushing Tank Bigsby 23 carries, 140 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Kobe Hudson 6 receptions, 79 yards

Liberty[edit]

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Liberty Flames (7–2) at No. 16 Ole Miss Rebels (6–2)

Period 1 2 3 4 Total
Flames 0 0 14 0 14
No. 16 Rebels 10 14 3 0 27

at Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS

  • Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
  • Game time: 11:00 A.M. CST
  • Game weather: sunny • Temperature: 52°F
  • Game attendance: 53,235
  • Referee: Marc Curles
  • TV announcers (SECN):
    Dave Neal (play-by-play)
    Deuce McAllister (color)
    Andraya Carter (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Ole Miss –7.5 • O/U: 67
Game information
First Quarter
  • (14:26) MISS – Jerrion Ealy 70 yard rush, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 7–0; 2 plays, 75 yards, 0:34
  • (1:22) MISS – Caden Costa 43 yard field goal
    Ole Miss 10–0; 5 plays, 54 yards, 1:18
Second Quarter
  • (13:13) MISS – Jerrion Ealy 4 yard rush, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 17–0; 4 plays, 58 yards, 0:56
  • (1:27) MISS – Dannis Jackson 40 yard pass from Matt Corral, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 24–0; 5 plays, 70 yards, 1:28
Third Quarter
  • (10:31) LIB – Shedro Louis 28 yard rush, Brayden Beck kick
    Ole Miss 24–7; 8 plays, 75 yards, 4:29
  • (6:49) MISS – Caden Costa 38 yard field goal
    Ole Miss 27–7; 9 plays, 54 yards, 3:42
  • (1:08) LIB – Malik Willis 3 yard rush, Brayden Beck kick
    Ole Miss 27–14; 11 plays, 73 yards, 5:41
Fourth Quarter
Statistics LIB MISS
First downs 30 20
Total yards 457 466
Passing yards 173 324
Rushing yards 284 142
Penalties 6–59 9–79
Turnovers 3 0
Time of possession 39:35 20:25
Team Category Player Statistics
Liberty Passing Malik Willis 16/25, 173 yards, 3 INT
Rushing Shedro Louis 7 carries, 101 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Demario Douglas 5 receptions, 56 yards
Ole Miss Passing Matt Corral 20/27, 324 yards, 1 TD
Rushing Jerrion Ealy 10 carries, 115 yards, 2 TD
Receiving Dannis Jackson 6 receptions, 126 yards, 1 TD

No. 11 Texas A&M[edit]

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No. 11 Texas A&M Aggies (7–2) at No. 15 Ole Miss Rebels (7–2)

Period 1 2 3 4 Total
No. 11 Aggies 0 0 10 9 19
No. 15 Rebels 10 5 0 14 29

at Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS

  • Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
  • Game time: 6:00 P.M. CST
  • Game weather: sunny • Temperature: 46°F
  • Game attendance: 64,425
  • Referee: David Smith
  • TV announcers (ESPN):
    Chris Fowler (play-by-play)
    Kirk Herbstreit (color)
    Holly Rowe (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Texas A&M –1.5 • O/U: 57.5
Game information
First Quarter
  • (12:56) MISS – Caden Costa 33 yard field goal
    Ole Miss 3–0; 9 plays, 58 yards, 2:04
  • (6:48) MISS – Dontario Drummond 2 yard pass from Matt Corral, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 10–0; 14 plays, 94 yards, 4:12
Second Quarter
  • (9:34) MISS – Caden Costa 32 yard field goal
    Ole Miss 13–0; 9 plays, 75 yards, 2:55
  • (4:00) MISS – Isaiah Spiller tackled in end zone for a safety
    Ole Miss 15–0
Third Quarter
  • (10:03) TA&M – Seth Small 30 yard field goal
    Ole Miss 15–3; 12 plays, 62 yards, 4:57
  • (6:24) TA&M – Devon Achane 24 yard rush, Seth Small kick
    Ole Miss 15–10; 7 plays, 88 yards, 3:06
Fourth Quarter
  • (10:19) TA&M – Seth Small 43 yard field goal
    Ole Miss 15–13; 9 plays, 55 yards, 3:19
  • (6:32) MISS – Snoop Conner 13 yard rush, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 22–13; 2 plays, 14 yards, 0:25
  • (4:50) MISS – Zach Calzada pass intercepted and returned by AJ Finley, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 29–13
  • (3:11) TA&M – Devon Achane 9 yard rush, Two-point conversion failed
    Ole Miss 29–19; 6 plays, 69 yards, 1:39
Statistics TA&M MISS
First downs 20 32
Total yards 378 504
Passing yards 237 247
Rushing yards 141 257
Penalties 10–85 6–51
Turnovers 2 1
Time of possession 30:03 29:57
Team Category Player Statistics
Texas A&M Passing Zach Calzada 24/42, 237 yards, 2 INT
Rushing Devon Achane 12 carries, 110 yards, 2 TD
Receiving Ainias Smith 5 receptions, 77 yards
Ole Miss Passing Matt Corral 24/37, 247 yards, 1 TD
Rushing Jerrion Ealy 24 carries, 152 yards
Receiving Jahcour Pearson 5 receptions, 69 yards

Vanderbilt[edit]

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Vanderbilt Commodores (2–8) at No. 12 Ole Miss Rebels (8–2)

Period 1 2 3 4 Total
Commodores 3 6 0 8 17
No. 12 Rebels 10 14 0 7 31

at Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS

  • Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
  • Game time: 6:30 P.M. CST
  • Game weather: sunny • Temperature: 55°F
  • Game attendance: 50,819
  • Referee: Marc Curles
  • TV announcers (SECN):
    Tom Hart (play-by-play)
    Jordan Rodgers (color)
    Cole Cubelic (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Ole Miss –36.5 • O/U: 65.5
Game information
First Quarter
  • (13:53) MISS – Jerrion Ealy 8 yard pass from Matt Corral, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 7–0; 5 plays, 65 yards, 1:07
  • (10:18) MISS – Caden Costa 28 yard field goal
    Ole Miss 10–0; 8 plays, 57 yards, 1:44
  • (1:08) VAN – Joseph Bulovas 49 yard field goal
    Ole Miss 10–3; 11 plays, 46 yards, 5:51
Second Quarter
  • (12:51) MISS – Dontario Drummond 10 yard pass from Matt Corral, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 17–3; 10 plays, 80 yards, 3:17
  • (7:22) VAN – Joseph Bulovas 33 yard field goal
    Ole Miss 17–6; 12 plays, 60 yards, 5:29
  • (2:15) MISS – Jerrion Ealy 4 yard rush, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 24–6; 3 plays, 18 yards, 0:41
  • (0:00) VAN – Joseph Bulovas 41 yard field goal
    Ole Miss 24–9; 11 plays, 52 yards, 2:15
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
  • (12:50) MISS – Henry Parrish Jr. 8 yard rush, Caden Costa kick
    Ole Miss 31–9; 6 plays, 64 yards, 1:57
  • (7:47) VAN – Rocko Griffin 1 yard rush, Two-point conversion
    Ole Miss 31–17; 10 plays, 75 yards, 5:03
Statistics VAN MISS
First downs 25 23
Total yards 454 470
Passing yards 241 326
Rushing yards 213 144
Penalties 7–39 5–38
Turnovers 1 1
Time of possession 38:57 21:03
Team Category Player Statistics
Vanderbilt Passing Mike Wright 22/44, 242 yards, 1 INT
Rushing Rocko Griffin 26 carries, 117 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Chris Pierce Jr. 10 receptions, 113 yards
Ole Miss Passing Matt Corral 27/36, 326 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Jerrion Ealy 9 carries, 55 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Jahcour Pearson 4 receptions, 101 yards

At Mississippi State[edit]

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No. 9 Ole Miss Rebels (9–2) at Mississippi State Bulldogs (7–4)

Period 1 2 3 4 Total
No. 9 Rebels 3 7 7 14 31
Bulldogs 6 0 0 15 21

at Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS

  • Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021
  • Game time: 6:30 P.M. CST
  • Game weather: rain • Temperature: 55°F
  • Game attendance: 55,601
  • Referee: Ken Williamson
  • TV announcers (ESPN):
    Joe Tessitore (play-by-play)
    Greg McElroy (color)
    Katie George (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Mississippi State –2 • O/U: 65
Game information
First Quarter
  • (11:46) MSST – Nolan McCord 34 yard field goal
    Mississippi State 3–0; 6 plays, 17 yards, 2:15
  • (7:07) MISS – Cale Nation 25 yard field goal
    Tied 3–3; 10 plays, 59 yards, 4:39
  • (0:55) MSST – Nolan McCord 29 yard field goal
    Mississippi State 6–3; 13 plays, 54 yards, 6:12
Second Quarter
  • (2:21) MISS – Snoop Conner 1 yard rush, Cale Nation kick
    Ole Miss 10–6; 16 plays, 78 yards, 5:25
Third Quarter
  • (10:24) MISS – Snoop Conner 1 yard rush, Cale Nation kick
    Ole Miss 17–6; 7 plays, 82 yards, 2:35
Fourth Quarter
  • (11:17) MISS – Matt Corral 4 yard rush, Cale Nation kick
    Ole Miss 24–6; 14 plays, 61 yards, 5:59
  • (7:20) MSST – Jaden Walley 11 yard pass from Will Rogers, Nolan McCord kick
    Ole Miss 24–13; 2 plays, 22 yards, 0:34
  • (5:35) MISS – Jerrion Ealy 15 yard pass from Matt Corral, Cale Nation kick
    Ole Miss 31–13; 6 plays, 42 yards, 1:45
  • (2:27) MSST – Jo’quavious Marks 11 yard rush, Two point conversion
    Ole Miss 31–21; 10 plays, 66 yards, 3:08
Statistics MISS MSST
First downs 23 30
Total yards 388 420
Passing yards 234 336
Rushing yards 154 84
Penalties 11–73 8–75
Turnovers 1 0
Time of possession 30:16 29:44
Team Category Player Statistics
Ole Miss Passing Matt Corral 26/34, 234 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Jerrion Ealy 16 carries, 60 yards
Receiving Dontario Drummond 14 receptions, 138 yards
Mississippi State Passing Will Rogers 38/58, 336 yards, 1 TD
Rushing Jo’quavious Marks 8 carries, 45 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Makai Polk 10 receptions, 98 yards

Vs. No. 7 Baylor (Sugar Bowl)[edit]

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No. 7 Baylor Bears (11–2) vs. No. 8 Ole Miss Rebels (10–2)

Period 1 2 3 4 Total
No. 7 Bears 0 7 0 14 21
No. 8 Rebels 0 0 7 0 7

at Caesars Superdome • New Orleans, LA

  • Date: Saturday, January 1, 2022
  • Game time: 7:45 P.M. CST
  • Game weather: indoors
  • Game attendance: 66,479
  • Referee: Ron Snodgrass
  • TV announcers (ESPN):
    Joe Tessitore (play-by-play)
    Greg McElroy (color)
    Katie George (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Ole Miss –1 • O/U: 60.5
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
  • (10:16) BAYL – Luke Altmyer pass intercepted and returned by Al Walcott, Isaiah Hankins kick
    Baylor 7–0
Third Quarter
  • (9:13) MISS – Braylon Sanders 37 yard pass from Luke Altmyer, Cale Nation kick
    Tied 7–7; 6 plays, 72 yards, 1:48
Fourth Quarter
  • (11:14) BAYL – Monaray Baldwin 48 yard rush, Isaiah Hankins kick
    Baylor 14–7; 5 plays, 80 yards, 1:55
  • (7:24) BAYL – Tyquan Thornton 2 yard pass from Gerry Bohanon, Isaiah Hankins kick
    Baylor 21–7; 5 plays, 15 yards, 2:34
Statistics BAYL MISS
First downs 12 20
Total yards 319 322
Passing yards 40 184
Rushing yards 279 138
Penalties 5-55 7-49
Turnovers 1 3
Time of possession 28:24 31:36
Team Category Player Statistics
Baylor Passing Gerry Bohanon 7/17, 40 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Abram Smith 25 carries, 172 yards
Receiving Drew Estrada 2 receptions, 14 yards
Ole Miss Passing Luke Altmyer 15/28, 174 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs
Rushing Jerrion Ealy 12 carries, 65 yards
Receiving Dontario Drummond 9 receptions, 104 yards

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