We'll have much more in-depth analysis tomorrow, but here's just a brief recap of the game.
Ole Miss led 7-0 at the end of the first quarter. It led 7-6 heading into the fourth quarter. Bo Wallace threw three interceptions. At times, the offense looked terrible.
The defense, however, always looked wonderful. The individual defensive statistics haven't been published yet. Suffice it to say they were miraculous. 3.7 yards per carry. 5.7 yards per passing attempt. It was just excellent to see the Rebels never, ever cease to be relentless defensively. The safeties hit very hard. The defensive line dominated. Everything just worked.
Offensively, nothing really worked until the fourth quarter. Bo Wallace threw three interceptions, two of which were pretty terrible. The offensive line couldn't open running lanes. The running backs couldn't break tackles.
Then the fourth quarter happened. Laquon Treadwell exerted his will. Cody Core caught a 71 yard touchdown pass. Jordan Wilkins and Mark Dodson dominated. It was really, really odd, and at the same time it wasn't.
I'm a proponent of not drawing too much from the first game, but let me just say this: Ole Miss' offense needs to get a whole lot better if they're going to contend with anyone of consequence. For three quarters, it was pretty terrible.