It wasn't pretty, and the team looked lethargic at times, but the Rebels had a record setting day on offense in a 51-21 victory over the Troy Trojans at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. All things considered, it was a pretty solid tune-up game heading into Mizzou week.
Here are some numbers:
- 753 total offensive yards for the Rebels, which broke a decades-old Ole Miss record and places fifth most for a single game in SEC history.
- 93 total plays run by Ole Miss.
- 31 first downs gained by Ole Miss.
- 369 and 382 yards, Ole Miss' respective numbers passing and rushing. It was a very balanced attack, which isn't particularly surprising given the competition, but still worth mentioning.
- 482 yards and five touchdowns, which were a product of both Bo Wallace and Barry Brunetti effectively passing and rushing the ball.
- -13 rushing yards by Troy, a statistic which shouldn't be overlooked. The Rebel defensive front played a good game too. Robert Nkemdiche, Serderius Bryant, and D.T. Shackelford in particular stood out.
- 52,931 announced attendance, which is probably a lie. Early kickoff + rain + Sun Belt opponent = apathetic Ole Miss fans, I can't blame anybody who just wasn't feeling it today. I hate these types of games too, y'all.